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Crescent seeks GC to start Oakland Park amenity center by July, delivers new lots

A front elevation of the planned amenity center at Oakland Park.

Crescent Communities recently delivered 100 lots for development in Winter Garden's Oakland Park, and is in the process of choosing a general contractor to break ground this summer on the community's amenity center.

Located on the West Orange Trail between Oakland and Winter Garden, Crescent acquired the Oakland Park development in 2012 when only 12 houses had been built. The company sold 100 lots in the community last year, has finished 333 lots overall, and expects just under 800 lots total when complete.


The latest round of lots in Phase 4A range from 40-85 feet to fit a variety of home sizes, with 11 located on Lake Apopka for custom homes.

Hughes Brothers has been the site work contractor on Phase 4 for Crescent. Oakland Park has three more phases planned, with the next round of 58 lots (Phase 4B) to be delivered by early Fall, said Thom Cunningham, vice president of Crescent Communities.


Crescent is working on selecting a general contractor for the amenity center, and expects to break ground on the 3,530-square-foot building and community pool in the next 60 to 90 days, with completion targeted by year's end.

"Integrity, experience and financial strength" are attributes Crescent prioritizes when looking for a general contractor, Cunningham said. He declined to estimate the cost of the amenity center and pool.

The Winter Garden zip code was the top area for single family home sales in Orlando through the first two months of 2016, according to data from the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.

Homebuilders active in the community include Ashton Woods, David Weekley, J&J Building, RCB Homes and Vintage Estate Homes.

J&J and Vintage Estate recently opened two model homes, while RCB should open its own model in June.

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