Mike Gagne, manager of M2G Properties LLC, is planning to build a small multifamily community near the Orlando International Airport.
Gagne told GrowthSpotter he’s been working with Orlando city officials for over two years to acquire development rights to build a 48-unit multifamily community on the northwest corner of Hoffner Avenue and South Goldenrod Road and is currently seeking environmental permits for the project. Gagne did not comment further on plans.
According to application material recently filed in the St. Johns River Water Management District, the proposed development will consist of three multifamily apartment buildings, each 3-stories tall. The unit mix includes three one-bedroom apartments, 27, two-bedroom apartments and 18, three-bedroom apartments.
One building is proposed on the western half of the site and the remaining two are on the eastern half. Features in the site plan include parking stalls and a single stormwater pond tucked away in the back of the development. A project description mentions the developer intends to include recreational amenity space for tenants.
He’s working with Florida Engineering Group’s Greg Crawford as the civil engineer for the multifamily project.
The properties at 6777 and 6797 Hoffner Ave. span about 2.3 acres and are mostly undeveloped except for a small 3,725-square-foot workshop with living space. Mike spent a total of $213,000 assembling the properties between 1991 and 2002.
Records show he owns approximately seven additional acres between Volusia Road and Ponderosa Drive, south of Van Road, including a 4,500-square-foot home that sits on about 4.5 acres of land.
Directly to the east, a site plan suggests the property (owned by the Dhaniram Family Dynasty Trust) will be redeveloped into a mixed-use project. A request for proposed site plans submitted for that particular piece of property was not filled before this article was published.
The proposed apartments by M2G Properties LLC will add to a growing list of development taking place along Hoffner Avenue, in Orlando’s Conway neighborhood.
Another major property owner in the area, West Palm Beach developer Anthony “Tony” Solo is working with developers to prep about 46 acres east of Conway Road on Hoffner Avenue for two separate development projects.
Aventon Companies and co-developer CrossHarbor Capital Partners are building a 348-unit apartment complex called Aventon Belle Isle at 5051 Hoffner Avenue. The partners broke ground in September. Plans call for 12 garden-style buildings on 24 acres with one-, two- and three-bedroom floorplans. Construction is slated to be complete in the spring of 2023.
Next to that project, Solo is prepping about 22 acres on the 4800 block into the city for 166 fee-simple townhomes. The two-story townhouses would include a mix of three- and four-bedroom floorplans and rear-loaded garages.
Across the street, Dalfen Industrial recently completed a 108,000-square-foot distribution warehouse at 4840 Hoffner Avenue.
To the south, Altamonte Springs-based LeCesse Development Corp. is breaking ground on the third and final phase of its JubiLee Park master-planned community on the southwest corner of South Goldenrod Road and Hazeltine National Drive.