Coconut Grove-based development firm Eden Multifamily is moving ahead with plans to build 250 apartments on part of the Stoneybrook East Golf Club in east Orlando.
The multifamily developer scored the necessary approvals from Orange County’s Development Review Committee on Wednesday.
Late last year, the developer submitted a Land Use Plan application in Orange County seeking allowances to carve out about 14.5 acres of the Stoneybrook Planned Development so it may create its own.
The property at 2900 Northampton Ave. sits along South Alafaya Trail. The multifamily community is being planned to rise south of the golf course’s ninth hole and west of the clubhouse.
A community meeting about the project, dubbed EDEN Stoneybrook, was held in January. More than 350 area residents attended.
According to Technical Review summary report, the reaction to the request was generally negative with concerns raised over the impacts to the nearby residential neighborhoods.
Since then, Eden has worked with county officials to revise the plans and adjust the buffering scheme between buildings and the residential properties to the north of the development.
This would be the development team’s first project in the Orlando market. The firm is also working on delivering a multifamily community in Port Orange next to Daytona Beach.
The property along Alafaya Trail is currently owned by an Pennsylvania-based entity Sbegg LLC. The company purchased the entire 193-acre site in 2010 for about $1.95 million.
Plans goes before Orange County’s Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday. Its Alafaya Apartments PD is set to go before the Board of County Commissioners in November.
According to Eden Multifamily’s website, the developers are aiming to break ground by the first quarter of next year.
Nearby, Orlando developer Dustin Lucas is redeveloping a brownfield site at 4450 Innovation Way to feature 350 multifamily units and 110,647 square feet of industrial space that will include self-storage use.
Both projects sit near neighborhoods like Waterford Lakes and Avalon Park.