Mattamy Homes has released a limited number of lots in Celebration Island Village and will open sales to the public in early June.
Elizabeth Manchester, vice president of sales and marketing, told GrowthSpotter Mattamy released the first lots to buyers who had registered with the homebuilder’s VIP interest list “and are working through the list to ensure they have ample opportunity to purchase.”
The Canada-based homebuilder will offer 238 single-family homes and townhomes in the initial phase of Island Village; more than 1,000 homes will be completed at build out. Mattamy has paid $48 million for all three phases of Island Village, the final residential village of the Disney master-planned community.
Mattamy Homes will offer all-new floor plans exclusive to Island Village. With three, four or five bedrooms, the open concept designs will offer 1,613 to over 3,900 square feet of living space and two- and three-car garages. Architectural styles available consist of Classical, Colonial, Coastal, Mediterranean, and Craftsman.
In addition to accessing the amenities and retail within the Celebration community at large, Island Village residents will enjoy new recreational spaces, including a playground, ponds and a resort-style clubhouse with a fitness center. A zero-entry pool with lounge area and app-enabled outdoor fitness station will add to leisurely pursuits. A business center will also be accessible throughout the day, and open to residents.
Mattamy recently released a rendering of the Island Village amenity with the multifamily component in the background.
Dallas-based Streetlights Residential bought the property back in February for $7.5 million. Osceola County approved the Site Development Permit last November for the 300-unit luxury rental community called The Colburn at Island Village, but the developer has not pulled building permits yet. A company official told GrowthSpotter they are still working on the details.
Streetlights is known for its high-end finishes and concierge level of service that mirrors the services of a boutique hotel. “Every StreetLights property has a live-in team that welcomes residents and plans monthly events such as outdoor movies, brunches and happy hours,” according to the website.
Up the road on Celebration Boulevard, Washington, D.C.-based developer Kettler is wrapping up construction on its $75 million Delamarre at Celebration apartment community. The first apartments will be delivered in June with full buildout by year’s end.
Kettler acquired the 18.4-acre site in 2017 with plans for a hotel, multifamily and senior housing. The anchor is a 379-unit apartment community to consist of four elevator-served, four-story buildings and an 11,000-square-foot clubhouse with a fitness center and co-working lounge. Since the start of construction, the developer scrapped plans for the senior housing, opting to build a second phase of the Delamarre community.
Residents have access to Celebration recreational amenities, or they can enjoy the onsite heated, saltwater pool, which is surrounded by cabanas and daybeds. The community also has an outdoor grilling area, a rooftop sky lounge for watching Disney fireworks, and a covered outdoor lounge with smart TVs,
Kettler filed a Site Development Plan in April for the building, which will add 95 units. A company spokesman said there is no timetable yet for construction of the final building.
Mississsippi-based Heritage Hospitality Group is also gearing up for construction on its first Florida hotel adjacent to Delamarre. HHG paid $2.35 million in 2019 and submitted an SDP to Osceola County in late March for a 128-key Homewood Suites. The initial SDP application was denied, and the county is awaiting revisions from the developer.
Unicorp National Development also filed construction plans this month with South Florida Water Management District for Celebration Pointe, the Publix-anchored retail center at Celebration Boulevard and World Drive. The developer has an approved SDP from Osceola County, and several building permits are in for review. Unicorp engaged Zyscovich Architects to design the retail buildings utilizing a Mid-Century “Deco Modern” style, with asymmetrical rooflines, pastel color palettes and materials like glass block. Hawkins Construction is the general contractor.
Joining Publix will be Walgreens, AdventHealth Centre Care and imaging center, Great Clips, Club Pilates, UPS Store, Alora Salon and Le Nails. Restaurants include Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, Domino’s, Gelato, Good Life Organics, Celebration Brew Pub and a French cafe.
Construction on the new Island Village elementary school is also slated to start in June, with a planned opening in 2023.