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Osceola County Developments

Toll Brothers planning to expand in Osceola County with new subdivision in Kissimmee

Luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers is looking to expand its presence in Osceola County with what would be its second residential community.

The nation’s eighth-largest homebuilder ventured into Osceola County for the first time as one of five builders named for Phase 1 of Weslyn Park in Sunbridge. Now Toll Brothers is under contract to buy the entire first phase of a Ham Brown Reserve, a 217-acre mixed-use master-planned community that spans both sides of Ham Brown Road and is approved for nearly 1,100 homes.

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Toll Brothers has filed construction plans with the South Florida Water Management District and a Site Development Plan with Osceola County for the project, which covers the first of four development phases. The submitted plans would assign a total of 254 homesites to Toll Brothers. That includes 92 townhouse units, each 24-feet-wide, and 34 alley-loaded bungalow lots. The remaining detached home lots would be a mix of 40-, 45- and 50-foot lots.

The entrance road would align with Cattle Drive. The site plan by Boyd Civil Engineering creates two designated recreation tracts of about half-acre and a larger amenity site of nearly 4 acres, which would be developed in Phase 1.

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The property is just north of the Lowe’s distribution center at 2651 Ham Brown Rd. and is owned by four-way partnership led by Butters Construction CEO Malcolm Butters, who initially bought it in 2006 with the intention of building more industrial uses on the property.

Over time, the area around it has evolved into a suburban enclave, highlighted by Lennar Homes’ Storey Creek community to the north — a nearly 1,000-home master-planned community that stretches from Ham Brown Road to Pleasant Hill.

Osceola County changed the future land use from Employment Center to Community Center, so in 2020, Butters and his partners sought to rezone to remove it from the Poinciana Planned Development and match the underlying land use. The land east of Ham Brown was rezoned to Community Center Perimeter, which allows for a residential density of 8-18 units per acre.

Future phases would add another 290 detached home lots in Phase 2 and 300 multifamily units in Phase 3.

The 20 acres west of Ham Brown Road was rezoned to Community Center Core and has entitlements for 237 dwelling units and 726,625 square feet of commercial and office space. The owners expect it will be the last section to be developed.

Toll Brothers is a Fortune 500 company active in 24 states. The Company serves first-time, move-up, empty-nester, active-adult, and second-home buyers, as well as urban and suburban renters. In Central Florida, product offerings range from luxury townhomes in The Packing District that start at nearly $600,000, to $1 million estates in Lake Nona and Bella Collina, to suburban communities in Sanford and Apopka, priced in the $400,000s.

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