Alliance Residential plans new mixed-use apartments site west of Sanford
By Mike Salinero
Apr 20, 2018 | 5:14 PM
National multifamily owner-operatorAlliance Residential Companyhas 17 acres under contract near a highway intersection west of Sanford, with newly-filed plans for Class A apartments and supporting retail.
Located at the southwest corner of International Parkway and S.R. 46 just west of an on-ramp for Interstate 4, the mixed-use project dubbed "Broadstone Forest" is a continuation of Alliance Residential's Broadstone apartments brand.
Working through development affiliate Alliance Realty Partners, the company is still in its early stages of planning discussions with the county, having gone through one Development Review Committee hearing on Wednesday. Winter Park-based executives declined to comment Friday on their budding plans for the project.
But a Master Development Plan filed with the county shows the 17.04-acre parcel divided into two lots. A 12.04-acre lot covering the southern two thirds of the parcel would be developed into 260 apartments in four-story buildings, and 20 two-story carriage homes.
The buildings would have a maximum height of 45 feet, plus a 3- to 6-foot-high parapet, and two decorative entry towers at 5 feet to peak. The apartment community plan shows a minimum 455 parking spaces, of which 425 are surface spaces and 40 in garages.
The remaining 5 acres on the northern side, fronting S.R. 46, would be designated commercial for retail and dining, with special exceptions for alcoholic beverage establishments and drive-thru eateries. The site could also include a four-story hotel, per the plans.
A shared access and retention easement area for both lots would fill the northwest corner of the parcel.
Alliance Residential would seek to gate the multifamily portion of the development and provide internal connection between the apartments and commercial uses, according to county planners. Those connections would include pedestrian and bicycle trails as well as roads for vehicles.