Residential Property Developments

  • Orlando seeking bids to redevelop Clear Lake multifamily site

    Orlando seeking bids to redevelop Clear Lake multifamily site

    The City of Orlando is offering nearly 5 acres for sale just south of Camping World Stadium to the right developer who will build mixed-income housing in downtown's Clear Lake neighborhood. "I think the market is pretty ripe for moving development forward on this site," Orlando's Director of Economic...

  • South Florida custom builder and broker team up for trio of estate communities

    South Florida custom builder and broker team up for trio of estate communities

    A developer and a broker with deep roots in South Florida are making a move into Central Florida. RCR Homes and Howard Chase Real Estate are teaming up to build and sell up to 34 ultra-luxury homes about an hour northwest of Orlando. “These are like big monster mansions,” said Howard Chase, broker...

  • Horizon West founder files plans for 700 more homes

    Horizon West founder files plans for 700 more homes

    Horizon West founder Jim Karr has filed a rezoning application for a new Planned Development that would add a combined 700 homes and apartments plus retail uses to the community's Village I. The Karr Planned Development comprises 134 acres north of Hartzog Road and east of Avalon Road. It's currently...

  • Orlando CRA to build single family homes in Parramore's Carver Park

    Orlando CRA to build single family homes in Parramore's Carver Park

    An effort to provide affordable home ownership opportunities in the downtown Parramore neighborhood is back on track, with Orlando’s Community Redevelopment Agency stepping in to provide what could be an $8 million investment in 41 new homes. A memorandum of understanding between the redevelopment...

  • City may order shutdown of car museum at Artegon for zoning violations

    City may order shutdown of car museum at Artegon for zoning violations

    The South Florida billionaire who dreamed of converting the former Artegon Marketplace into an entertainment venue and museum showcasing his vast car collection could be shut down by the City of Orlando because of zoning and code violations.  Miami-based Dezer Development paid $23.75 million in...

  • Mount Dora approves design standards for new home construction

    Mount Dora approves design standards for new home construction

    In a move to make future development in Mount Dora align with the historic city’s architecture and live up to its “Someplace Special” moniker, the City Council preliminarily approved design standards Tuesday for development in the Wolf Branch district on the east side of US 441, a likely location...

  • D.R. Horton prepping for Phase 3 of Kindred in Osceola

    D.R. Horton prepping for Phase 3 of Kindred in Osceola

    D.R. Horton is prepping for the next phase of Kindred, its massive master-planned community near Osceola County's NeoCity tech district. The homebuilder has filed a Preliminary Subdivision plan for Phase 3, which comprises 356.6 acres, and is seeking approvals for 702 single family home lots and...

  • Goal for Ovation in Horizon West: Establish continuity for builders

    Goal for Ovation in Horizon West: Establish continuity for builders

    With a vision for continuity and the land to make it happen, Columnar Investments is bringing more than 4,000 homes and approximately 300,000 square feet of commercial in the Ovation community in Horizon West’s Village I to market with a master-planned feel. “At Ovation, we wanted it to seem a...

  • Elevation Development makes foray into Polk County with mixed-use on U.S. 27

    Elevation Development makes foray into Polk County with mixed-use on U.S. 27

    Orlando-based Elevation Development is submitting plans for a 42.42-acre, mixed-used development about a mile south of Posner Park mall on busy U.S. 27. Elevation principal Owais Khanani told GrowthSpotter the development, dubbed Shoppes at Citrus Ridge, will have 75,000 square feet of retail along...

  • UPDATED: Blighted Groveland motels to be converted to apartments

    UPDATED: Blighted Groveland motels to be converted to apartments

    A South Florida developer is planning to convert two blighted motels in Groveland into an apartment complex called "Milestone Hills." Groveland Property Investment, affiliate of Miami developer Martin F. Ugarte and CRE broker Santiago Silva, paid $3.5 million last week for the the former Clermont...

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  • Plans for another 1,000-plus Horizon West homes emerge

    Plans for another 1,000-plus Horizon West homes emerge

    Dallas-based landowners are seeking entitlements to add more than 1,000 homes in the active Village I area of Horizon West in western Orange County, according to plans posted Monday by the county. In the Withers PD east of Avalon Road, which stretches north from Hartzog Road on approximately 320...

  • Proposed changes to Howey-in-the-Hills residential developments denied

    Proposed changes to Howey-in-the-Hills residential developments denied

    Town leaders in Howey-in-the-Hills have directed two developers to stick with their original subdivision plans, denying requested changes to the Venezia North and Whispering Pines projects, set to add a significant amount of homes in the Lake County town. “We do want new residential areas and some...

  • Encore adding townhomes to Nicklaus-themed Bear's Den in Reunion

    Encore adding townhomes to Nicklaus-themed Bear's Den in Reunion

    The Jack Nicklaus-branded neighborhood on the famed golfer's namesake course in Reunion Resort, where home prices start at $1.2 million, is about to get townhomes. Encore Homes has filed a Preliminary Subdivision plan (PS) with Osceola County for Phase 3 of its gated Bear's Den at Reunion seeking...

  • City approves rezoning for 457-home subdivision on Davenport Blvd.

    City approves rezoning for 457-home subdivision on Davenport Blvd.

    The City of Davenport is rezoning 119.5 acres of citrus groves right on U.S. 17-92 for a new 457-lot subdivision. The acreage consists of 11 parcels on the south side of Davenport Boulevard and west of the CSX train tracks. City Planner Raymond Perez told GrowthSpotter the boulevard between U.S....

  • ContraVest sells fast-leasing Addison on Millenia apartments for $62M-plus

    ContraVest sells fast-leasing Addison on Millenia apartments for $62M-plus

    Altamonte Springs-based ContraVest has sold the 292-unit The Addison on Millenia apartments it developed in 2016 to a South Florida investor for a recorded $62,617,000 as it plans two other multifamily projects in the area. The timeframe fits the expectations ContraVest had when it planned the...

  • Luxury builders planning marina subdivision on East Lake Toho fish camp

    Luxury builders planning marina subdivision on East Lake Toho fish camp

    Nearly 100 acres of lakefront property with a private marina on Boggy Creek Road was just way too tempting to sit on the market forever.  Representatives from Ashton Woods and Toll Brothers met Wednesday with Osceola County's planning staff to discuss plans for converting the Boggy Creek Resort...

  • Plan seeks 800-plus homes, more at Gem Groves site in Horizon West

    Plan seeks 800-plus homes, more at Gem Groves site in Horizon West

    A joint-venture applicant has filed plans for 485 single-family homes and 370 multifamily units as well as commercial sites on approximately 258 acres near Avalon Road and Flemings Road at the Gem Groves property in west Orange County. A planned-development and land-use plan filed with the county...

  • Encore files plans for potential hospital site, vacation homes at Reunion Village

    Encore files plans for potential hospital site, vacation homes at Reunion Village

    Encore Capital Management is seeking entitlements for a 240-bed hospital and 96,000 square feet of office space as part of its mixed-use Reunion Village development at the I-4/ChampionsGate interchange. "Orlando Health is continuing to plan for the expansion of healthcare services in Osceola County,...

  • Clearwater developer planning new Four Corners subdivision

    Clearwater developer planning new Four Corners subdivision

    Clearwater-based CG Land Development Company is planning to add another 188 homesites to Polk County's booming U.S. 27 corridor in the Four Corners submarket. The land developer has filed a residential site plan for the 73-acre site, which is southwest of the intersection of U.S. 27 and Four Corners...

  • Pilot withdraws request for fly-in community after Osceola staff rejects plan

    Pilot withdraws request for fly-in community after Osceola staff rejects plan

    An airline pilot's dream of building Osceola County's first luxury fly-in community appears to have stalled on the runway after failing to secure approvals from the county's planning and engineering staff. Brian Hickok, a captain for JetBlue, purchased 50 acres in Harmony right across from the...

  • Local developer targeting Osceola for new apartment communities

    Local developer targeting Osceola for new apartment communities

    Orlando-based Elevation Development is eyeing a pair of sites in the Kissimmee submarket for new apartment communities, but they may have to tweak their plans before submitting any formal applications, county planners said. Elevation Principal Shaman Foradi met last week with Osceola's Development...

  • Dr. Phillips expanding Packing District, revising development plan

    Dr. Phillips expanding Packing District, revising development plan

    Dr. Phillips Charities has filed plans with the City of Orlando to formally change the name of its ambitious mixed-use district west of College Park to "The Packing District" and has identified more than a dozen industrial buildings that could be converted for other uses. Dr. Phillips President...

  • Lennar pays $18.5 million for Osceola's Woodland Park project near Kissimmee

    Lennar pays $18.5 million for Osceola's Woodland Park project near Kissimmee

    Lennar Homes will start construction before the end of the year on the first phase of Woodland Park, a roughly 400-acre subdivision in Osceola County that's approved for 1,018 homesites. The nation's largest homebuilder paid $18.5 million this week for the project that was designed in 2015 by Tramell...

  • Volusia developer Henin Group plans 160 townhomes on Sanford artery

    Volusia developer Henin Group plans 160 townhomes on Sanford artery

    Jerome Henin, developer of the Mediterranean-themed Riviera Bella community in DeBary, wants to build something less pricey in Sanford that will appeal to the middle-of-the-road buyer.  Henin, principal at the Henin Group, said new housing stock coming on line is too expensive for many potential...

  • Pulte plans another 220-plus homesites at Lake Pickett neighborhood

    Pulte plans another 220-plus homesites at Lake Pickett neighborhood

    Pulte Homes has purchased an assemblage of land, many of the parcels having frontage on Lake Pickett, in east Orange County for a total of approximately 300 acres, paying a recorded $8.42 million in all. The builder plans 224 homes similar to its product at nearby Lake Pickett Reserve developments,...

  • Litigation, construction needs push Southstar to list condemned apartments

    Litigation, construction needs push Southstar to list condemned apartments

    When Southstar Capital Group spent $67 million on a 306-unit multifamily development and renamed it Sola at Celebration in 2016, they did so, says President and Chief Financial Officer Gina Williams, “at a top price, because we were confident in the Celebration market.” That assessment of the sector...

  • Meritage buys homesites in Howey-in-the-Hills, where more activity awaits

    Meritage buys homesites in Howey-in-the-Hills, where more activity awaits

    Meritage Homes has plans for dozens of single-family homes to close out the Venezia subdivision at Howey-in-the-Hills, where it will build the last homes in a 172-lot development set in an active area of Lake County. The builder this week has been seeking city approval for the models of homes that...

  • Low-cost brokerage Purplebricks aims to disrupt Orlando real estate market

    Low-cost brokerage Purplebricks aims to disrupt Orlando real estate market

    Orlando's red-hot housing market has lured another low-cost, tech-focused real estate brokerage seeking to disrupt the traditional home sales model. Purplebricks, which launched in the UK in 2014 and expanded a year ago to several U.S. markets, opened its Florida operations Tuesday with service...

  • Developer works with Lake Helen before purchasing dozens of homesites

    Developer works with Lake Helen before purchasing dozens of homesites

    Melbourne-based Vintage Estate Homes has purchased 44 estate homesites in Lake Helen, a city north of Orlando long known for carefully managing growth, with plans for single-family homes similar to existing product that swayed historical-board members’ favor before the deal closed. Vintage paid...

  • Land-use plan seeks to build 100 homes in key Apopka area

    Land-use plan seeks to build 100 homes in key Apopka area

    Surrey Homes has plans to build up to 100 single-family homes off Plymouth Sorrento Road about a mile southeast of the State Road 429 interchange with Kelly Park Road in Apopka, according to filings with the city that request a land-use change. The homes would sit on an assemblage of four parcels...

  • PF&D’s Saathoff planning 34-acre residential, commercial development in Sanford

    PF&D’s Saathoff planning 34-acre residential, commercial development in Sanford

    Orlando developer Dwight Saathoff is planning a $45 million mixed-use development in Sanford that will include 176 homes along with retail and commercial businesses.  Saathoff, a principal in Project Finance & Development LLC, is asking Sanford officials for a land-use change from industrial to...

  • Developer moving forward on revised plans for LaViance in Groveland

    Developer moving forward on revised plans for LaViance in Groveland

    After being sent back to the drawing board by Groveland City Council in January, the company behind residential development LaViance is moving forward with a revised plan for fewer homes, larger lots and increased amenities. Even with the lower density, LaViance will become the second-largest residential...

  • ContraVest plans another Addison multifamily development for active area

    ContraVest plans another Addison multifamily development for active area

    Contravest is planning 218 apartments along Winter Garden Vineland Road in a quartet of 4-story buildings across the street from Grand Cypress Resort west of Apopka Vineland Road. Addison at Cypress Sound would have more than 180 one- and two-bedroom apartments with a handful of studios and three-bedroom...

  • Near Mount Dora, 245 single-family homes planned

    Near Mount Dora, 245 single-family homes planned

    D.R. Horton is looking to build 245 single-family homes near Mount Dora according to plans filed with Orange County on Monday. The subdivision listed as Holly Estates in county plans is set on a 107-acre parcel along State Road 441 north of Willow Street and west to Mohawk Drive.   It would contain...

  • Clermont weighs density bonuses as path to affordable or inclusionary housing

    Clermont weighs density bonuses as path to affordable or inclusionary housing

    Clermont is considering a staff proposal to incentivize or require developers to address affordable-housing concerns in their plans, with a similar approach to local governments across Florida and other parts of the country that employ inclusionary programs. Its Economic Development Office has...

  • Haines City approves townhomes in new 28-acre mixed-use community

    Haines City approves townhomes in new 28-acre mixed-use community

    Haines City has approved plans for a 182-unit townhouse community  on the rapidly growing C.R. 544 corridor east of Little Lake Hamilton. "A lot of the development we're seeing in Haines City is single family," Deputy Director of Development Mark Bennett said. "This is a great project because it's...

  • Sun Terra buys 63 acres in Horizon West for Dream Finders development

    Sun Terra buys 63 acres in Horizon West for Dream Finders development

    An affiliate of Sun Terra Communities has purchased approximately 63 acres along Avalon Road at the western end of New Independence Parkway for a recorded $12.39 million, as part of a facilitation deal in which Dream Finders Homes will build 177 single-family residences. “We’ll probably be bringing...

  • Developer plans more luxury townhomes in Orlando's SODO district

    Developer plans more luxury townhomes in Orlando's SODO district

    A pair of local real estate investors have plans to expand the luxury residential boom in Orlando's SODO district by converting an auto body shop into a high-end townhouse community. Venue Investments partners Amit Ghosh and Shibin Wang own a real estate portfolio that primarily consists of single-family...

  • M/I Homes buying homesites at Johns Lake Landing near Clermont

    M/I Homes buying homesites at Johns Lake Landing near Clermont

    M/I Homes of Orlando plans to build 136 homes ranging from 1,750 to 3,600 square feet just east of Clermont in Johns Lake Landing, having closed on 54 finished sites so far. Buying 50-, 75- and 85-foot sites in phases 4 and 5 for the community that fronts the northwestern reaches of Johns Lake,...

  • Altamonte developer seeks approval for high-end condos in Maitland

    Altamonte developer seeks approval for high-end condos in Maitland

    Altamonte Springs-based ERM Development Corp. wants to build a 50-unit luxury, lakefront condominium community in Maitland that will appeal to well-off empty nesters. ERM president and owner Eli Melamed told GrowthSpotter the proposed condos at 473 S. Keller Road will be approximately 2,100 square...

  • Toll Brothers plans single-family homes in Seminole

    Toll Brothers plans single-family homes in Seminole

    Toll Brothers told Growthspotter on Wednesday the builder is planning 70 single-family homes east of Lake Mary, set to open for sale early next year. “It’s the first time we’ve been in Seminole County in almost eight years,” said Brock Fanning, Senior Vice President of Toll Brothers’ Central Florida...

  • UPDATED: DR Horton files plans for 200-plus homes along S.R. 429 near Apopka

    UPDATED: DR Horton files plans for 200-plus homes along S.R. 429 near Apopka

    DR Horton is making plans to build 208 single-family homes on a 71-acre parcel along State Road 429 approximately 2 miles north of the North Orange Blossom Trail interchange, according to filings with Orange County. The land along Ponkan Road neighbors the north end of Zellwood Station Country...

  • Among high-end Park Hill townhome buyers: Tupperware's Tom Roehlk

    Among high-end Park Hill townhome buyers: Tupperware's Tom Roehlk

    Hill Gray Seven has sold one of its new, high-end townhomes on Winter Park’s trademark Park Avenue for a recorded $2.85 million to Tom Roehlk, executive vice president of Tupperware Brands. The development of 10 townhomes is half sold out, said Gregg Hill, founder of Oviedo-based Hill Gray Seven,...

  • Former Pine Meadows Golf Course acreage back on market with site plan

    Former Pine Meadows Golf Course acreage back on market with site plan

    After several years as a sod field, the former Pine Meadows Golf Course east of State Road 19 northeast of Eustis is for sale again -- and in early stages of being annexed into the city of Eustis. The 241-acre property listed at $3.75 million, $15,560.17 per acre. Seller Peter Strimenos told GrowthSpotter...

  • Apartment tower planned on church-owned land in downtown Orlando

    Apartment tower planned on church-owned land in downtown Orlando

    Tennessee-based Mid America Apartment Communities (MAA) is eyeing a 2-acre corner lot in downtown Orlando for a new 325-unit apartment tower with ground-floor retail. MAA filed a Master Plan (MP) with the city for 9-story tower and parking garage at 336 N. Orange Ave., immediately south of the...

  • Benge Development outlines big 429 West mixed-use project in Apopka

    Benge Development outlines big 429 West mixed-use project in Apopka

    Benge Development revealed on Monday plans for a 100- to 130-acre mixed-use development at the northwest corner of state roads 429 and 441, with an early cost estimated of $400 million, that stands to become the largest in development along the Western Beltway north of Florida’s Turnpike. Plans...

  • Epoch Residential plans Palm Parkway apartments after purchase from Daryl Carter

    Epoch Residential plans Palm Parkway apartments after purchase from Daryl Carter

    The latest big land deal along Palm Parkway and Interstate 4 has Daryl M. Carter one step away from exiting the mixed-use corridor, closing on 10 acres south of Daryl Carter Parkway with buyer Epoch Residential for a recorded $7.5 million. Epoch’s plan is to build 250 apartments on the parcel south...

  • Meritage plans 200 townhomes in Ocoee off S.R. 429 & West Orange Trail

    Meritage plans 200 townhomes in Ocoee off S.R. 429 & West Orange Trail

    Meritage Homes is looking to build 200 townhomes on 29 acres in Ocoee on the West Orange Trail just west of State Road 429. The Greens at Forest Lake community is expected to begin construction a year from now, said Adam Schott, Director of Land Acquisition for Meritage, and will include homes...

  • Lennar introducing new home designs in first Polk solar community

    Lennar introducing new home designs in first Polk solar community

    Lennar Homes is introducing an affordable, energy-efficient product line starting in the low $200,000s in two new subdivisions in Haines City on the U.S. 27 corridor. North Ridge Estates will be Lennar's first all-solar community in Polk, and the first to feature its "American Dream Series," Orlando...

  • Equinox plans 48-acre mixed-use town center across from Margaritaville Resort

    Equinox plans 48-acre mixed-use town center across from Margaritaville Resort

    Maitland-based Equinox Development Properties has assembled nearly 50 acres next to Disney's Animal Kingdom and across from Margaritaville Resort for a mixed-use town center combining experiential retail, dining, residential and hotel uses. Dubbed "WaterStar Orlando," the town center in southwest...

  • NeoCity-area apartments to provide relief for W192 Kissimmee motel families

    NeoCity-area apartments to provide relief for W192 Kissimmee motel families

    One of Osceola County's leading developers of affordable multifamily housing will build an 80-unit apartment complex less than a mile from the NeoCity high-tech district. Birdsong Housing Partners is under contract to buy 11.6 acres at the intersection of Simpson Road and East U.S. 192, near the...

  • Eustis Lake Club property deal off; lakefront plans uncertain

    Eustis Lake Club property deal off; lakefront plans uncertain

    A deal to buy Sharp’s Mobile Park in downtown Eustis is off, according to the seller, creating an uncertain future for Eustis Lake Club, a Key West-style residential development planned at the lakeside property. Wilma Sharp says her family was ready to sell more than 7 acres along Lakeshore Drive,...

  • AV Homes enters Apopka market with new high-end Lakeside community

    AV Homes enters Apopka market with new high-end Lakeside community

    AV Homes will showcase a new array of larger, more contemporary home designs as it enters the Apopka market for the first time.   The Arizona-based homebuilder broke ground Friday on Lakeside, a 301-home gated community that will have its own park and community boat dock on Marshall Lake. Matt...

  • Polk developers buy Haines City land approved for 367-lot subdivision

    Polk developers buy Haines City land approved for 367-lot subdivision

    A Polk County developer paid $1.2 million last week for nearly 90 acres of timberland on Haines City's Scenic Highway that has city approval for a 367-lot subdivision. Cassidy Organization, a Winter Haven-based land developer, won approval June 21 to rezone the property just east of Little Lake...

  • Battaglia Group seeks PUD rezoning for 105 acres next to St. Cloud's Tohoqua

    Battaglia Group seeks PUD rezoning for 105 acres next to St. Cloud's Tohoqua

    Winter Park-based Battaglia Group has applied to rezone 120 acres in St. Cloud for a Planned Unit Development with entitlements for nearly 1,600 homes and a town center to position the property for sale.  The orange grove is located at the southwest corner of Neptune Road and Old Canoe Creek Road,...

  • D.R. Horton assembles land in East Narcoossee for 96-lot subdivision

    D.R. Horton assembles land in East Narcoossee for 96-lot subdivision

    D.R. Horton has assembled 22 acres in Osceola's East Narcoossee community for a new 96-lot subdivision. The homebuilder rezoned the properties last December for low-density residential development, and this week applied for environmental permits with the South Florida Water Management District....

  • Taylor Morrison to acquire AV Homes for $963M, little project overlap locally

    Taylor Morrison to acquire AV Homes for $963M, little project overlap locally

    Taylor Morrison Homes and AV Homes are joining forces in the second major merger of national homebuilders this year. The two Scottsdale, Arizona-based companies announced the plans this week after each respective board unanimously approved Taylor Morrison's $21.50-per-share purchase price. Now...

  • Sun Terra signs Jones Homes for land in Harmony West expansion

    Sun Terra signs Jones Homes for land in Harmony West expansion

    Jones Homes USA is expanding its footprint in Osceola County's St. Cloud market by reaching a deal with master developer Sun Terra Communities for Phase 1 of Harmony West. Sun Terra Principal Richard Jerman told GrowthSpotter the Altamonte Springs-based homebuilder has signed a contract to buy...

  • Pulte to buy 25-acre parcel near East Lake Toho from Osceola Schools

    Pulte to buy 25-acre parcel near East Lake Toho from Osceola Schools

    The School District of Osceola County is expected to sell 25 acres of surplus land in St. Cloud to Pulte Homes for $1.53 million.  The land is one of three parcels the district offered for sale as a competitive bid process in April, but lack of interest forced the district to extend the bid deadline...

  • Park Square redesigns new Davenport subdivision Madera Park

    Park Square redesigns new Davenport subdivision Madera Park

    Park Square Homes is prepping its fourth new subdivision in the Davenport/Four Corners area. The Orlando-based homebuilder has filed a new residential site plan with Polk County's Development Review Committee for Madera Park, a 127-lot community on Florence Villa Grove Road at the Polk-Osceola...

  • Pulte Homes files subdivision plan for expansion of Windsor at Westside

    Pulte Homes files subdivision plan for expansion of Windsor at Westside

    Pulte Homes is prepping a third phase of its popular Windsor at Westside vacation home resort community. The homebuilder filed a Preliminary Subdivision Plan (PSP) and Site Development Plan (SDP) with Osceola County last week for the 46-acre parcel at the the southeast corner of Westside Boulevard...

  • Pineloch to resubmit Center Lake Ranch annexation with new data

    Pineloch to resubmit Center Lake Ranch annexation with new data

    Pineloch Management Corp., which owns Osceola County's Center Lake Ranch, will eventually resubmit an annexation request with the City of St. Cloud for the 2,016-acre project -- this time with a detailed financial report illustrating the potential tax revenues it could generate. "Ultimately, we...

  • Beucher family selling undeveloped land, finished lots at Lake's Mission Inn Resort

    Beucher family selling undeveloped land, finished lots at Lake's Mission Inn Resort

    For the first time, regional and national homebuilders will get a chance to build in one of Central Florida's most historic golf resorts. The Beucher family, which has owned the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Lake County since 1964, has engaged Maury L. Carter & Associates to sell dozens of finished...

  • Osceola delays vote on solar mandate for new home construction

    Osceola delays vote on solar mandate for new home construction

    Osceola County Commissioners have postponed a vote on new energy efficiency building policy that would mandate installation of solar panels on all new homes and major residential remodels. County spokesman Mark Pino told GrowthSpotter the item was pulled from next Monday's meeting agenda. This...

  • Fuqua refreshes master plan w/new detail for 677 acres on Osceola's Lake Toho

    Fuqua refreshes master plan w/new detail for 677 acres on Osceola's Lake Toho

    Veteran Orlando developer Jeff Fuqua has filed a revised and more detailed conceptual master plan (CP) for Fontana Lakes, an approved 677-acre mixed-use marina development on Lake Tohopekaliga.   The concept plan represents the first new filing for the project since 2015. But Fuqua, president of...

  • Kissimmee W192 Lake Cecile site eyed for new condo resort community

    Kissimmee W192 Lake Cecile site eyed for new condo resort community

    A Brazilian multifamily developer is planning its Orlando entry via Kissimmee with a $30 million condominium project on the W192 tourism corridor. Four Seasons Company partner Ricardo Amaral and his representatives met this week with Osceola County's Development Review Committee to discuss developing...

  • D.R. Horton moving forward with 110-acre commercial section of Kindred

    D.R. Horton moving forward with 110-acre commercial section of Kindred

    Three years after it started building homes in Osceola County's Kindred community, D.R. Horton is moving forward with plans for roughly 110 acres of commercial property in the sprawling mixed-use development south of NeoCity. The developer has filed a Preliminary Subdivision Plan designating a...

  • Sun Terra buys Hills of Minneola for $70M+, plans construction this year

    Sun Terra buys Hills of Minneola for $70M+, plans construction this year

    Oviedo-based developer Sun Terra Communities paid $70.8 million last week for the balance of The Hills of Minneola, an approved Planned Unit Development in Lake County that's entitled for nearly 4,000 homes. The property straddles all four corners of the Minneola - Florida Turnpike interchange...

  • K. Hovnanian expands position in Horizon West with 100+ acres on Avalon Road

    K. Hovnanian expands position in Horizon West with 100+ acres on Avalon Road

    K. Hovnanian Homes recently paid $6.4 million for the next phase of its master-planned Winding Bay community in Horizon West. Orlando Division President Kyle Upper said the acquisition was part of an aggressive growth plan to open six new KHov communities in the next 12 months. "We're going to...

  • Orange County preps rural enclave protection measures for 640 acres

    Orange County preps rural enclave protection measures for 640 acres

    Orange County is primed to take a step Tuesday toward adding the first rural residential enclaves to its Comprehensive Plan, which would protect three areas of the county with nearly 640 net acres from suburban redevelopment in the future.  Commissioners are expected to vote Tuesday night to transmit...

  • Greater Orlando planners working together to find affordable housing solutions

    Greater Orlando planners working together to find affordable housing solutions

    In an effort to combat Central Florida’s affordable housing shortage, city planners in Orlando and neighboring counties have been formulating potential solutions, including code amendments, which could help close the gap between slow-growing incomes and fast-rising rents. “We review all new developments...

  • Lennar files construction plans for ChampionsGate addition

    Lennar files construction plans for ChampionsGate addition

    Lennar expects to close in the next few months on the first of two major additions to ChampionsGate, a top executive told GrowthSpotter. The developer filed construction plans last week for a 30-acre site adjacent to the next phase of its ChampionsGate Country Club expansion on the north side of...

  • Taylor Morrison pays $4.3M for Hamlin Town Center subdivision site

    Taylor Morrison pays $4.3M for Hamlin Town Center subdivision site

    National homebuilder Taylor Morrison has purchased 42 acres in Hamlin Town Center in Horizon West for $4.3 million. The land on Hamlin Groves Trail lies northeast of the Walmart Supercenter at Hamlin Town Center and west of the new medical campus and proton center on New Independence Parkway. The...

  • Pulte planning 550-lot subdivision in hot Four Corners market

    Pulte planning 550-lot subdivision in hot Four Corners market

    Pulte Homes is eyeing 151 acres on Sand Mine Road in Davenport for a new 550-lot subdivision. Chris Cleary, director of land acquisition for Pulte, has applied for a Level 1 review with Polk County's Development Review Committee later this month for the project. He indicated the community would...

  • Tavistock adjusts development program for Poitras East land as closing date nears

    Tavistock adjusts development program for Poitras East land as closing date nears

    Tavistock Development Company has refined its development vision for the first 1,162 acres of "Poitras Property" under contract south of Orlando International Airport, and anticipates closing on the land in April -- potentially as soon as next week.  The final draft of Tavistock's Planned Development...

  • Avalon Park Group preps initial home lots for mixed-use lakeside project in Tavares

    Avalon Park Group preps initial home lots for mixed-use lakeside project in Tavares

    Avalon Park Group is making progress with plans to build 1,000-plus homes and a mixed-use community in Tavares around Lake Hermosa, a smaller version of its successful Avalon Park community in east Orlando.  Following the filing of a conceptual development plan in August 2016 with the city for...

  • Lennar to operate two Orlando divisions after merging with CalAtlantic

    Lennar to operate two Orlando divisions after merging with CalAtlantic

    With the merger now complete, Lennar and CalAtlantic are combining their massive Orlando-area homebuilding operations into one company with two divisions, a lead executive with the company told GrowthSpotter on Tuesday.   "Since the merged company in Orlando is large, there will be two divisions...

  • Tavistock strikes deal w/Toho Water to build new Sunbridge water plant in Osceola

    Tavistock strikes deal w/Toho Water to build new Sunbridge water plant in Osceola

    Tavistock Development Company will build a water treatment plant capable of producing 7 million gallons a day of drinking water for the Osceola County portion of Sunbridge. It's just one example of the unique scale of the 24,000-acre master-planned development -- a project so large the Florida...

  • City of Kissimmee offering free land for new affordable housing

    City of Kissimmee offering free land for new affordable housing

    The City of Kissimmee is hoping that the offer of free land less than a mile from downtown's Lakeview Park will induce a developer to build up to 400 units of affordable rental housing.  The city has issued a Request for Letter of Interest (RFLOI) for affordable housing developers to build multi-phased,...

  • MI Homes to build 105-lot subdivision in St. Cloud's Canoe Creek corridor

    MI Homes to build 105-lot subdivision in St. Cloud's Canoe Creek corridor

    MI Homes paid $1.3 million last week for 26 acres in St. Cloud that the builder has led through permitting for a 105-lot subdivision. The site on Pine Tree Drive, east of Canoe Creek Road, was originally planned to be Phase 4 of the Covington Estates subdivision. MI Homes has renamed the project...

  • St. Cloud Council rejects 6-month moratorium on new development

    St. Cloud Council rejects 6-month moratorium on new development

    St. Cloud's City Council voted 3-2 Thursday night against implementing a six-month moratorium on new residential development that would have largely mirrored the Osceola County policy that went into effect in November.  The proposed ordinance would have stopped all approvals and processing for...

  • Aventura developer buys former golf course near Millenia for future housing

    Aventura developer buys former golf course near Millenia for future housing

    An affiliate of Aventura-based Master Real Estate paid $3.9 million this week for a former golf course near the Mall at Millenia, and will bank the land for future residential development.  Located off the 3500 block of W. Oak Ridge Road and PGA Tour Boulevard, the 43.6-acre property was developed...

  • Tavistock pays $15M for 200 acres along Orange-Osceola line in path of toll road

    Tavistock pays $15M for 200 acres along Orange-Osceola line in path of toll road

    An affiliate of Tavistock Development Company paid $15 million on Wednesday for approximately 200 acres that span the Orange-Osceola county line, where development could be limited by a new toll road extension. It lies roughly a mile southeast of the heart of Tavistock's master-planned Lake Nona...

  • Clearwater developer lines up builders for 233-lot subdivision in St. Cloud

    Clearwater developer lines up builders for 233-lot subdivision in St. Cloud

    Clearwater-based CG Land Services is wrapping up horizontal development of a 233-lot subdivision in St. Cloud, and plans to deliver the first half of the lots to two national production homebuilders by April. D.R. Horton and Richmond American Homes are both under contract to buy the finished lots,...

  • Hanover and Richmond American swap lots to partner in Groveland, St. Cloud

    Hanover and Richmond American swap lots to partner in Groveland, St. Cloud

    Local homebuilders Richmond American Homes and Hanover Family Builders completed a land swap last week valued at nearly $3.5 million, and will team up to complete the buildout of two neighborhoods in Groveland and St. Cloud. The builders finalized the deal less than a month after RAH bought Phase...

  • AV Homes first in Central FL to use virtual reality as sales tool

    AV Homes first in Central FL to use virtual reality as sales tool

    AV Homes is introducing a new tech solution to solve an old problem in real estate. As the homebuilder redesigns its entire product line, it will be months before models will be ready to show buyers the new, contemporary floorplans.  And when two or three model homes are built in a new community,...

  • Park Square Homes launching three new communities on U.S. 27 corridor

    Park Square Homes launching three new communities on U.S. 27 corridor

    Park Square Homes will launch a trio of new subdivisions on Polk County's U.S. 27 corridor this year, all designed to appeal to first-time homebuyers. CEO Suresh Gupta told GrowthSpotter the builder is almost sold out at Carlisle Grand, a 158-home community on Holly Hill Fruit Road that launched...

  • Schoolfield Properties sells Kissimmee mobile home lots for $1.7M

    Schoolfield Properties sells Kissimmee mobile home lots for $1.7M

    Kissimmee-based Schoolfield Properties is disposing of residential assets to focus on its core retail and office properties, and is starting with mobile home communities the company developed in the 1980s, a lead executive told GrowthSpotter. Cheryl Schoolfield said the company sold 30 lots in...

  • Osceola planners look to Tapestry, Lake Nona for new development guidelines

    Osceola planners look to Tapestry, Lake Nona for new development guidelines

    Osceola County planners have toured neighborhoods in Horizon West, Tapestry and Lake Nona's Laureate Park to serve as inspiration for a Land Development Code update that would raise the quality of the county's new housing stock. Planning and Design Director Kerry Godwin told GrowthSpotter the LDC...

  • Richmond American Homes adds more lots in St. Cloud for entry-level product

    Richmond American Homes adds more lots in St. Cloud for entry-level product

    Richmond American Homes spent more than $8 million in late December to expand its lot inventory in St. Cloud. The homebuilder closed two acquisitions before year's end, Orlando Division President Ben Shoemaker told GrowthSpotter, paying $5 million for Phase 2 of the 198-lot Pinewood Gardens subdivision...

  • Infrastructure plans progress for mixed-use site on Narcoossee Road lakefront

    Infrastructure plans progress for mixed-use site on Narcoossee Road lakefront

    A Saudi Arabian investor should decide in 60 days on how to proceed with development and marketing plans for 32.5 acres on Lake Whippoorwill east of Lake Nona Landing, the project's development coordinator told GrowthSpotter. Located in the 12000 block of Narcoossee Road, directly north of Missionary...

  • Illinois developer planning mixed-use project on Westside corridor

    Illinois developer planning mixed-use project on Westside corridor

    Illinois developer Eli Steinhardt is planning a live-work community near ChampionsGate on Osceola County's Westside Boulevard corridor. The owner of Steinhardt Builders has applied to rezone 44 acres of Wheeler Farms' orange grove on the county line to Commercial Tourist zoning for the first phase...

  • Mattamy Homes buys Lake Apopka land from City of Ocoee for $3.75M

    Mattamy Homes buys Lake Apopka land from City of Ocoee for $3.75M

    Mattamy Homes paid the City of Ocoee $3.75 million last week for 146 acres on Lake Apopka that will comprise the second phase of its new Preserve at Crown Point gated community. Mattamy was the winning bidder for the city-owned property and closed on the first 146 acres in July 2016 for the same...

  • South Florida developer planning 451-home subdivision in St. Cloud

    South Florida developer planning 451-home subdivision in St. Cloud

    South Florida-based BBX Capital is in discussions with several local homebuilders for a 451-home subdivision next to Gramercy Farms in St. Cloud. BBX won approval this month from the St. Cloud City Council for its Preliminary Subdivision Plan for the "Old Hickory" Planned Unit Development (PUD)....

  • AV Homes finalizing TOD project next to Poinciana SunRail station

    AV Homes finalizing TOD project next to Poinciana SunRail station

    AV Homes is reworking its plan for a new Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) just north of the Poinciana SunRail station.  Division President Ken Thirtyacre told GrowthSpotter the homebuilder has eliminated up to 400 apartment units that were entitled in the original 82-acre Planned Development...

  • Newgard buys new apts near Margaritaville to relaunch as Airbnb product

    Newgard buys new apts near Margaritaville to relaunch as Airbnb product

    A mystery surrounding the location of the first Niido powered by Airbnb apartments in Kissimmee has been solved, and reveals a deliberate misdirection campaign by the developer over the past three months. Miami-based Newgard Development, which announced in mid-October it was teaming up with the...

  • New Oakland subdivision will have premium lots on Lake Apopka

    New Oakland subdivision will have premium lots on Lake Apopka

    One of the last major undeveloped tracts on Lake Apopka in west Orange County is slated for a 160-home subdivision that will feature a limited number of lots with lake access. Real estate broker John Laga has partnered with Ohio-based Parkview Homes to assemble seven parcels totaling just over...

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