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Osceola County Developments

Orlando developer planning new subdivision across from Poinciana High School

American Land Development is prepping a new subdivision plan with nearly 500 homes on Poinciana Boulevard south of Orange Blossom Trail.

Orlando developer Robert “Bob” Zlatkiss is getting ready to file plans for a new subdivision on 120 acres across from Osceola’s Poinciana High School.

Zlatkiss, president of Orlando-based American Land Development, purchased the land in October 2021 for $4 million. The site has Low Density Residential Zoning, which allows between 3-8 homes per acre.

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Murry Bullion with KPM Franklin represented Zlatkiss Wednesday morning in a pre-application meeting with Osceola County’s Development Review Committee. “We have done a traffic study already,” he said. “We have mapped the wetlands — we have investigated the wetland that needs to be mitigated. We have done a geotechnical report. We’ve done cut and fill analysis for the property. And we are now preparing a preliminary subdivision plan, a PS, for submittal. To get that we’d like to have meeting feedback from staff.”

The conceptual plan for “Marsh Landings” calls for 482 homes to be built across six phases. The development mix calls for three product types: 132 townhomes, 334 front-loaded lots and 16 bungalow lots that are 35-feet wide. All of the rear-loaded bungalows will be constructed in Phase 1, along with 63 detached homes on 45-foot lots, 36 townhomes and an open recreation area. An existing pond on the property would be utilized for stormwater retention.

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Zlatkiss and ADL already own the property immediately north of the proposed subdivision. ALD paid $3.5 million to Taylor Morrison Homes last September for the Poinciana Industrial Park, which sits on 97 acres just south of Industrial Lane and north of Enterprise Drive. That property has Planned Development zoning with entitlements for an industrial park with a cold-storage warehouse planned in the first phase.

The developer has several other residential and industrial projects in the pipeline. American Land Development recently submitted a PS for Canoe Creek Reserve, a mixed-use subdivision with 710 homesites. The county approved the submitted Concept Plan earlier this year. Zlatkiss told GrowthSpotter he expect to start development work in 2023.

The Canoe Creek property is in a corridor where development activity is expected to ramp up over the next few years. It’s bordered on the west and south by the nearly 6,000-acre Green Island Ranch, where construction also will get underway in 2023.

In Seminole County, Zlatkiss is seeking to rezone 34 acres just east of Sanford for a new residential subdivision with up to 124 homesites. He told GrowthSpotter Taylor Morrison is the contracted buyer for the project, located on Celery Avenue.

Last year KB Home paid $23 million to American Land Development for the first four phases of The Sanctuary, a residential subdivision in Clermont approved for over 600 homes. The developer retained the balance of the land and recently filed an amendment to the Planned Unit Development in Lake County to update Phase 5.

Have a tip about Central Florida development? Contact me at lkinsler@GrowthSpotter.com or (407) 420-6261, or tweet me at @byLauraKinsler. Follow GrowthSpotter on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.


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