A pair of developers have filed preliminary plans for new apartment complexes on opposite ends of Orange County.
Documents filed Dec. 17 with Orange County indicate plans are in the works for a new apartment complex with 250 units along the Stoneybrook East Golf Club east of Orlando.
Eden Multifamily is a boutique multifamily residential development and investment firm based in Coconut Grove. It has focused chiefly on apartment developments in South Florida. The Alafaya complex would be Eden's first in the Orlando market.
"We tend to follow growth areas throughout the state," President Jay Jacobson told GrowthSpotter. "We're active throughout South Florida, and we have a project starting in March or April in Port Orange. Orlando is the next natural stop."
Hall Development Services is the project planner. Jim Hall filed an application to remove the 14.5 acre site from the existing Stoneybrook Planned Development and create a new PD for the apartments, which are now being called Eden Stoneybrook. The documents were registered on Dec. 17.
The application documents indicate the developer is requesting to shift 14.5 acres from the Stoneybrook public development to a new public development south of the golf course's ninth hole and west of the clubhouse. The land is north and east of a bend in the South Alafaya Trail. The property address is 2900 Northampton Ave.
Jacobson said Eden would build 3-story walk-up, garden-style apartments with surface parking. Once the county approves the site plan and zoning, Eden will launch into design work. The company hopes to start construction in 2019 and deliver the first units by 2020.
The maximum building height would be 60 feet, and the 250 apartments would have a minimum living area of 600 square feet.
Orlando-based Brossier Corp. filed plans on Dec. 26 seeking a Planned Development rezoning and land use change for 11.4 acres in southwest Orange County. Brossier is planning to Registry at Grass Lake, a 360-unit apartment complex at 14544 Avalon Road, just north of U.S. 192 in Four Corners.
The property, owned by an affiliate of Atlanta investor Denis Ng, is currently zoned Agricultural but has a future land use of commerical. It's a half-mile south of The Grove Resort & Spa and adjacent to a 56-acre site on Bali Boulevard that's in permitting for a three-hotel development by AD1 Global.
Brossier President Bob Reese is seeking to change the land use to Medium High Density Residential. Brossier has developed two other multifamily complexes under the Registry concept. The initial filing calls for 5-story buildings with a maximum height of 70 feet.
Plans will be reviewed by county staff, the planning department's technical review group, the development review commission, the planning and zoning board, and ultimately, the board of county commissioners.