Single-Family Residential Developments

  • Hanover Land sells Minneola subdivision to Beazer Homes for $7.5M

    Hanover Land sells Minneola subdivision to Beazer Homes for $7.5M

    A unit of Sun Terra Communities has acquired 126 acres in the Hills of Minneola development in a land-banking transaction on behalf of Beazer Homes USA. Documents filed with Lake County show that Jen FL 33 LLC, one of Sun Terra’s New York-based private equity partners, paid $7.5 million for the...

  • Lennar adding two new communities in Clermont and Groveland

    Lennar adding two new communities in Clermont and Groveland

    Lennar Homes is joining a crowded list of builders entering Clermont’s  Sawgrass Bay development, with plans for 175 homes in Phase 4 of the project west of U.S. Highway 27. Lennar paid $8.7 million for 94 acres northeast of existing homes, according to a warranty deed filed last month with Lake...

  • Hanover files plans for new 500+ home subdivision near Poinciana SunRail station

    Hanover files plans for new 500+ home subdivision near Poinciana SunRail station

    A new homebuilder is under contract to buy 150 acres within a half mile of the Poinciana SunRail station that had been slated for a luxury condo-hotel resort. Hanover Land Co. is instead seeking Osceola County's approval for a 502-home subdivision called "Cypress Hammock." The community would have...

  • Cassidy Homes adding more residential lots in Davenport and Haines City

    Cassidy Homes adding more residential lots in Davenport and Haines City

    Fast-growing Cassidy Organization is expanding its land portfolio in eastern Polk County with several new residential subdivisions in the pipeline. The Winter Haven-based developer scored permits and city approval this month to establish a community development district for a 367-lot subdivision...

  • Developer changes course on grand plans for Howey-in-the-Hills lakefront homes

    Developer changes course on grand plans for Howey-in-the-Hills lakefront homes

    The residential boom in Howey-in-the-Hills will continue this fall as an Orlando developer plans to break ground on a 154-home subdivision along the western shore of Little Lake Harris. The Whispering Hills project has been on the books for years, but Red Jacket Development eventually concluded...

  • Developer downzoning apartment sites in Haines City for single family

    Developer downzoning apartment sites in Haines City for single family

    A developer based in Celebration is working with Haines City to downzone two sites that had been approved for more than 2,000 apartments for single family homes. Both sites on across 30th Street from Haines City Senior High School and straddle Robinson Drive, which will be paved by the developer....

  • Lady Lake approves new subdivision just outside of The Villages

    Lady Lake approves new subdivision just outside of The Villages

    A subdivision intended to provide an alternative to the nearby Villages community is being marketed to homebuilders after gaining approval this week from the Lady Lake town council. Lake Ella Estates is a 67-acre tract that sits between The Villages and U.S. Highway 441 in northwestern Lake County....

  • St. Cloud approves 2,020-acre Center Lake Ranch annexation with strict conditions

    St. Cloud approves 2,020-acre Center Lake Ranch annexation with strict conditions

    The St. Cloud City Council voted 4-1 on Thursday to annex the 2,020-acre Center Lake Ranch -- a year after denying the annexation -- but they added barriers that could make it difficult for the project to proceed as planned. The council placed a condition on the annexation vote that would prohibit...

  • Condev looking to sell shovel-ready site in posh Park Avenue neighborhood

    Condev looking to sell shovel-ready site in posh Park Avenue neighborhood

    Winter Park-based Condev Companies is wrapping up the final permitting and design stage as it goes to market for the View at Park Avenue luxury townhouse project. The 1.4-acre site is tucked between New York Avenue and Park Avenue, overlooking the municipal golf course. It was the longtime home...

  • Developer preps for new subdivision on failed Leesburg golf course

    Developer preps for new subdivision on failed Leesburg golf course

    Construction is expected to begin this summer on Silver Lake Club, a 233-home subdivision on the site of the dormant Silver Lake Golf and Country Club in Leesburg. The 104-acre site north of Morningside Drive, south of Jackson Road and west of Silver Lake Drive had been slated for redevelopment...

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  • Developers seek rezoning of 150 acres in East Narcoossee area for residential

    Developers seek rezoning of 150 acres in East Narcoossee area for residential

    Veteran Orlando developer Bill Canty is teaming up with Elevation Development to further the transformation of Osceola's Jones Road from its pastoral setting to a suburban corridor linking Narcoossee Road to the future Sunbridge community. Osceola's Development Review Committee this week approved...

  • Osceola County considering a major increase to its already high impact fees

    Osceola County considering a major increase to its already high impact fees

    Osceola County is considering a nearly $1,400 per home Park Impact Fee increase in March to what is already the highest combined impact fees in Florida. Last year the county virtually doubled its mobility fees across the board, while school impact fees also jumped -- particularly for new apartment...

  • Toll Brothers looks to capture cost-conscious homebuyers with new Sanford-area development

    Toll Brothers looks to capture cost-conscious homebuyers with new Sanford-area development

    Toll Brothers, the company that bills itself as America’s Luxury Home Builder, is introducing a more-affordable line of houses in a new Seminole County gated community. Parkview Place, a 70-home development under construction near the intersection of Lake Mary and Skyway boulevards, will feature...

  • Jones Homes expands operations in Harmony with 55-plus section

    Jones Homes expands operations in Harmony with 55-plus section

    Jones Homes USA is expanding its footprint in Osceola County's Harmony golf community by coming in as the second builder in the active adult section, Lakes at Harmony. The Orlando-based homebuilder made the announcement as it executed the first takedown of lots in Harmony West. Jones Homes, the ...

  • Tavistock, Pulte execute first takedown for Del Webb Sunbridge

    Tavistock, Pulte execute first takedown for Del Webb Sunbridge

    Tavistock Development Company paid just under $7 million this week for 198 acres in the first official land acquisition in the Osceola County portion of Sunbridge.  The master developer subsequently sold the land to Pulte Homes for $12.3 million. Pulte is partnering with Tavistock for the first...

  • Winter Park developer moves forward with plans for city's first live-work units

    Winter Park developer moves forward with plans for city's first live-work units

    Winter Park developer Ira Kitograd is moving forward with plans to build what's geared to be the city's first live-work units. The developer won a majority vote from Winter Park's City Commission last week to approve a Conditional Use request, allowing him to place residential dwellings over a...

  • Feltrim Group sells Davenport, Haines City projects to D.R. Horton

    Feltrim Group sells Davenport, Haines City projects to D.R. Horton

    Homebuilder D.R. Horton continued its buying spree in Polk County, signing purchase contracts for two residential projects now in site development by Feltrim Group.   Feltrim and Horton agreed to terms for the sale of all 361 lots at Tarpon Bay, a Nautical-themed subdivision on Marian Road a block...

  • Developer reboots stalled Venezia expansion in Howey-in-the-Hills

    Developer reboots stalled Venezia expansion in Howey-in-the-Hills

    A 93-lot subdivision in Howey-in-the-Hills that had been “mothballed” during the 2007-08 recession is back on the drawing board, with Flagship Development planning to break ground on its Talichet project as soon as March. Talichet is planned for 51 acres south of West Central Avenue at South Florida...

  • Winter Park nonprofit chosen for Orlando Clear Lake redevelopment site

    Winter Park nonprofit chosen for Orlando Clear Lake redevelopment site

    Orlando's economic development and housing staff has unanimously selected Hannibal Square Community Land Trust as the development partner for a nearly-5-acre site near Camping World Stadium. The Winter Park-based non-profit organization was one of six firms to bid for the site on Orange Center...

  • Melbourne developer ventures into Osceola with Harmony Central acquisition

    Melbourne developer ventures into Osceola with Harmony Central acquisition

    A Brevard County developer is crossing into Osceola with the acquisition of Harmony Central. Melbourne-based Forte Macaulay Development Consultants, Inc. (FMDC) paid $4 million on Friday to buy the proposed 463-lot subdivision from Harmony master developer, Sun Terra Communities. Sun Terra bought...

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  • D.R. Horton to break ground soon on new St. Cloud subdivision

    D.R. Horton to break ground soon on new St. Cloud subdivision

    D.R. Horton paid $1.2 million for 40 acres recently annexed into the City of St. Cloud and will break ground this quarter on a new subdivision called Savannah. The property is on Friar's Cove Road, just east of the Florida's Turnpike and immediately south of the Deer Creek community.  St. Cloud's...

  • Phil Kean-designed brownstones heading to downtown Orlando's North Quarter

    Phil Kean-designed brownstones heading to downtown Orlando's North Quarter

    Elevation Development has signed on to finish an urban brownstone development by award-winning architect Phil Kean Design Group that stalled after being approved two years ago. Elan Residences is one of two small-scale, luxury housing developments now planned in downtown Orlando's North Quarter...

  • Local builder partners with Chilean firm for trio of townhouse developments

    Local builder partners with Chilean firm for trio of townhouse developments

    Bellavista Building Group has formed a partnership with a Chilean investment firm FFB Properties to launch three new townhome communities in the Orlando market this year. Bellavista CEO Aldo Martin told GrowthSpotter the partnership almost didn't happen. The investors debated whether to take the...

  • Developer pays $3.5 million for 300 acres of lakefront land in Polk

    Developer pays $3.5 million for 300 acres of lakefront land in Polk

    Orlando broker and land developer Mike Noonan paid $3.5 million this month to buy nearly 300 acres he had owned and entitled in Polk County before the 2008 housing crash. The property consists of 7 parcels on Lake Gum in the city of Lake Alfred, north of Winter Haven, on State Road 557. The neighborhood...

  • Ocoee planning board approves new phase of city's largest subdivision

    Ocoee planning board approves new phase of city's largest subdivision

    City planners have given the thumbs up to another phase of construction in the Arden Park North subdivision, bringing 90 more homes to the largest residential development in Ocoee. Lennar Homes will continue construction clockwise around Lake Sims on a parcel on the north side of Clarcona-Ocoee...

  • Pulte kicks off 2019 with a pair of major land deals for $19M

    Pulte kicks off 2019 with a pair of major land deals for $19M

    Pulte Homes is confirmed as the first production homebuilder in Tavistock Development Company's Poitras master-planned community in south Orlando. Pulte paid $12 million in late December for 500 homesites in Phase 1 of Poitras, which is approved for 2,734 residential units across its nearly 1,150...

  • D.R. Horton launches Palms at Serenoa 55+ community in Clermont

    D.R. Horton launches Palms at Serenoa 55+ community in Clermont

    D.R. Horton this week opened a preview center and launched pre-sales for its new 550-home active adult community, Palms at Serenoa, in Clermont. Horton is planning approximately 190 homes in Phase 1. Those include duplexes and single family homesites, which will be developed under the Freedom Homes...

  • Mattamy plans lay groundwork for Celebration Island Village

    Mattamy plans lay groundwork for Celebration Island Village

    Mattamy Homes has been tight-lipped about designs for Celebration Island Village, but plans filed with Osceola County provide new details about the community and the types of homes that will be built there. The Canada-based homebuilder will introduce new architectural styles, giving buyers more...

  • Lennar expanding Storey Lake Resort with 570 more vacation homes

    Lennar expanding Storey Lake Resort with 570 more vacation homes

    Lennar Homes is prepping for a major expansion of its booming Storey Lake Resort community in Osceola County with a new section called "Shingle Creek." Lennar paid $16 million in June to buy 323 acres of vacant land between Storey Lake and Shingle Creek. The builder has rezoned it to Tourist Commercial...

  • Institutional buyer scoops up 100-plus rental homes in greater Orlando

    Institutional buyer scoops up 100-plus rental homes in greater Orlando

    A New York investment firm that has been sweeping up single-family rental homes nationwide has made another big push into central Florida. Cerberus Capital Management spent $20.5 million for 113 homes, according to deeds dated Nov. 27. The portfolio includes 39 homes in Osceola County that sold...

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  • Mattamy files plans for townhomes, amenities at Meridian Parks

    Mattamy files plans for townhomes, amenities at Meridian Parks

    Mattamy Homes has filed plans for the first amenity center for its 2,560-acre Meridian Parks master-planned community north of Lake Nona.  Orlando's Municipal Planning Board is expected to vote next week on the Specific Parcel Master Plan, which includes the fourth phase of residential development...

  • Orlando developer Saathoff sells more land near Sanford to homebuilder D.R. Horton

    Orlando developer Saathoff sells more land near Sanford to homebuilder D.R. Horton

    Orlando developer Dwight Saathoff’s firm, Project Finance and Development, sold 44 acres near Sanford to Texas-based homebuilder D.R. Horton for $3.72 million, according to a deed filed Monday in Seminole County. The land, now vacant, is just east of the Sanford city limits on Celery Avenue between...

  • Avex Homes files plans for new 298-home subdivision in Narcoossee area

    Avex Homes files plans for new 298-home subdivision in Narcoossee area

    Avex Homes' new 298-lot Narcoossee-area subdivision, which goes to the Board of County Commissioners next week for approval, is the first implement the new subdivision standards in Osceola County's updated Land Development Code. "This is our first development in Osceola County," President Eric...

  • South Florida custom builder and broker team up for trio of estate communities

    South Florida custom builder and broker team up for trio of estate communities

    A developer and a broker with deep roots in South Florida are making a move into Central Florida. RCR Homes and Howard Chase Real Estate are teaming up to build and sell up to 34 ultra-luxury homes about an hour northwest of Orlando. “These are like big monster mansions,” said Howard Chase, broker...

  • Horizon West founder files plans for 700 more homes

    Horizon West founder files plans for 700 more homes

    Horizon West founder Jim Karr has filed a rezoning application for a new Planned Development that would add a combined 700 homes and apartments plus retail uses to the community's Village I. The Karr Planned Development comprises 134 acres north of Hartzog Road and east of Avalon Road. It's currently...

  • Orlando CRA to build single family homes in Parramore's Carver Park

    Orlando CRA to build single family homes in Parramore's Carver Park

    An effort to provide affordable home ownership opportunities in the downtown Parramore neighborhood is back on track, with Orlando’s Community Redevelopment Agency stepping in to provide what could be an $8 million investment in 41 new homes. A memorandum of understanding between the redevelopment...

  • Mount Dora approves design standards for new home construction

    Mount Dora approves design standards for new home construction

    In a move to make future development in Mount Dora align with the historic city’s architecture and live up to its “Someplace Special” moniker, the City Council preliminarily approved design standards Tuesday for development in the Wolf Branch district on the east side of US 441, a likely location...

  • D.R. Horton prepping for Phase 3 of Kindred in Osceola

    D.R. Horton prepping for Phase 3 of Kindred in Osceola

    D.R. Horton is prepping for the next phase of Kindred, its massive master-planned community near Osceola County's NeoCity tech district. The homebuilder has filed a Preliminary Subdivision plan for Phase 3, which comprises 356.6 acres, and is seeking approvals for 702 single family home lots and...

  • Goal for Ovation in Horizon West: Establish continuity for builders

    Goal for Ovation in Horizon West: Establish continuity for builders

    With a vision for continuity and the land to make it happen, Columnar Investments is bringing more than 4,000 homes and approximately 300,000 square feet of commercial in the Ovation community in Horizon West’s Village I to market with a master-planned feel. “At Ovation, we wanted it to seem a...

  • Proposed changes to Howey-in-the-Hills residential developments denied

    Proposed changes to Howey-in-the-Hills residential developments denied

    Town leaders in Howey-in-the-Hills have directed two developers to stick with their original subdivision plans, denying requested changes to the Venezia North and Whispering Pines projects, set to add a significant amount of homes in the Lake County town. “We do want new residential areas and some...

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  • K. Hovnanian crafting new 'cottage-like' single-family homes for Apopka assemblage

    K. Hovnanian crafting new "cottage-like" single-family homes for Apopka assemblage

    Home builder K. Hovnanian is crafting new product to build 112 “cottage-like” homes off Rock Springs Road in Apopka, having purchased approximately 25 acres for a recorded $3,949,700. The land previously had been zoned for townhomes despite the Apopka market being known for larger lots and single-family...

  • City approves rezoning for 457-home subdivision on Davenport Blvd.

    City approves rezoning for 457-home subdivision on Davenport Blvd.

    The City of Davenport is rezoning 119.5 acres of citrus groves right on U.S. 17-92 for a new 457-lot subdivision. The acreage consists of 11 parcels on the south side of Davenport Boulevard and west of the CSX train tracks. City Planner Raymond Perez told GrowthSpotter the boulevard between U.S....

  • ContraVest sells fast-leasing Addison on Millenia apartments for $62M-plus

    ContraVest sells fast-leasing Addison on Millenia apartments for $62M-plus

    Altamonte Springs-based ContraVest has sold the 292-unit The Addison on Millenia apartments it developed in 2016 to a South Florida investor for a recorded $62,617,000 as it plans two other multifamily projects in the area. The timeframe fits the expectations ContraVest had when it planned the...

  • Luxury builders planning marina subdivision on East Lake Toho fish camp

    Luxury builders planning marina subdivision on East Lake Toho fish camp

    Nearly 100 acres of lakefront property with a private marina on Boggy Creek Road was just way too tempting to sit on the market forever.  Representatives from Ashton Woods and Toll Brothers met Wednesday with Osceola County's planning staff to discuss plans for converting the Boggy Creek Resort...

  • Plan seeks 800-plus homes, more at Gem Groves site in Horizon West

    Plan seeks 800-plus homes, more at Gem Groves site in Horizon West

    A joint-venture applicant has filed plans for 485 single-family homes and 370 multifamily units as well as commercial sites on approximately 258 acres near Avalon Road and Flemings Road at the Gem Groves property in west Orange County. A planned-development and land-use plan filed with the county...

  • Clearwater developer planning new Four Corners subdivision

    Clearwater developer planning new Four Corners subdivision

    Clearwater-based CG Land Development Company is planning to add another 188 homesites to Polk County's booming U.S. 27 corridor in the Four Corners submarket. The land developer has filed a residential site plan for the 73-acre site, which is southwest of the intersection of U.S. 27 and Four Corners...

  • Pilot withdraws request for fly-in community after Osceola staff rejects plan

    Pilot withdraws request for fly-in community after Osceola staff rejects plan

    An airline pilot's dream of building Osceola County's first luxury fly-in community appears to have stalled on the runway after failing to secure approvals from the county's planning and engineering staff. Brian Hickok, a captain for JetBlue, purchased 50 acres in Harmony right across from the...

  • Lennar pays $18.5 million for Osceola's Woodland Park project near Kissimmee

    Lennar pays $18.5 million for Osceola's Woodland Park project near Kissimmee

    Lennar Homes will start construction before the end of the year on the first phase of Woodland Park, a roughly 400-acre subdivision in Osceola County that's approved for 1,018 homesites. The nation's largest homebuilder paid $18.5 million this week for the project that was designed in 2015 by Tramell...

  • Pulte plans another 220-plus homesites at Lake Pickett neighborhood

    Pulte plans another 220-plus homesites at Lake Pickett neighborhood

    Pulte Homes has purchased an assemblage of land, many of the parcels having frontage on Lake Pickett, in east Orange County for a total of approximately 300 acres, paying a recorded $8.42 million in all. The builder plans 224 homes similar to its product at nearby Lake Pickett Reserve developments,...

  • Meritage buys homesites in Howey-in-the-Hills, where more activity awaits

    Meritage buys homesites in Howey-in-the-Hills, where more activity awaits

    Meritage Homes has plans for dozens of single-family homes to close out the Venezia subdivision at Howey-in-the-Hills, where it will build the last homes in a 172-lot development set in an active area of Lake County. The builder this week has been seeking city approval for the models of homes that...

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  • Davenport Council approves new 182-lot subdivision on U.S. 27 corridor

    Davenport Council approves new 182-lot subdivision on U.S. 27 corridor

    The Davenport City Council last week approved the preliminary plat for a new 182-lot subdivision just east of the U.S. 27 corridor. Located on Forest Lakes Drive, next door to Horizons Elementary School, the neighborhood has been dubbed "Citrus Crossing." It consists of a nearly 43-acre assemblage...

  • Developer works with Lake Helen before purchasing dozens of homesites

    Developer works with Lake Helen before purchasing dozens of homesites

    Melbourne-based Vintage Estate Homes has purchased 44 estate homesites in Lake Helen, a city north of Orlando long known for carefully managing growth, with plans for single-family homes similar to existing product that swayed historical-board members’ favor before the deal closed. Vintage paid...

  • Land-use plan seeks to build 100 homes in key Apopka area

    Land-use plan seeks to build 100 homes in key Apopka area

    Surrey Homes has plans to build up to 100 single-family homes off Plymouth Sorrento Road about a mile southeast of the State Road 429 interchange with Kelly Park Road in Apopka, according to filings with the city that request a land-use change. The homes would sit on an assemblage of four parcels...

  • PF&D’s Saathoff planning 34-acre residential, commercial development in Sanford

    PF&D’s Saathoff planning 34-acre residential, commercial development in Sanford

    Orlando developer Dwight Saathoff is planning a $45 million mixed-use development in Sanford that will include 176 homes along with retail and commercial businesses.  Saathoff, a principal in Project Finance & Development LLC, is asking Sanford officials for a land-use change from industrial to...

  • Developer moving forward on revised plans for LaViance in Groveland

    Developer moving forward on revised plans for LaViance in Groveland

    After being sent back to the drawing board by Groveland City Council in January, the company behind residential development LaViance is moving forward with a revised plan for fewer homes, larger lots and increased amenities. Even with the lower density, LaViance will become the second-largest residential...

  • Near Mount Dora, 245 single-family homes planned

    Near Mount Dora, 245 single-family homes planned

    D.R. Horton is looking to build 245 single-family homes near Mount Dora according to plans filed with Orange County on Monday. The subdivision listed as Holly Estates in county plans is set on a 107-acre parcel along State Road 441 north of Willow Street and west to Mohawk Drive.   It would contain...

  • Haines City approves townhomes in new 28-acre mixed-use community

    Haines City approves townhomes in new 28-acre mixed-use community

    Haines City has approved plans for a 182-unit townhouse community  on the rapidly growing C.R. 544 corridor east of Little Lake Hamilton. "A lot of the development we're seeing in Haines City is single family," Deputy Director of Development Mark Bennett said. "This is a great project because it's...

  • Sun Terra buys 63 acres in Horizon West for Dream Finders development

    Sun Terra buys 63 acres in Horizon West for Dream Finders development

    An affiliate of Sun Terra Communities has purchased approximately 63 acres along Avalon Road at the western end of New Independence Parkway for a recorded $12.39 million, as part of a facilitation deal in which Dream Finders Homes will build 177 single-family residences. “We’ll probably be bringing...

  • Toll Brothers plans single-family homes in Seminole

    Toll Brothers plans single-family homes in Seminole

    Toll Brothers told Growthspotter on Wednesday the builder is planning 70 single-family homes east of Lake Mary, set to open for sale early next year. “It’s the first time we’ve been in Seminole County in almost eight years,” said Brock Fanning, Senior Vice President of Toll Brothers’ Central Florida...

  • UPDATED: DR Horton files plans for 200-plus homes along S.R. 429 near Apopka

    UPDATED: DR Horton files plans for 200-plus homes along S.R. 429 near Apopka

    DR Horton is making plans to build 208 single-family homes on a 71-acre parcel along State Road 429 approximately 2 miles north of the North Orange Blossom Trail interchange, according to filings with Orange County. The land along Ponkan Road neighbors the north end of Zellwood Station Country...

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  • Lennar introducing new home designs in first Polk solar community

    Lennar introducing new home designs in first Polk solar community

    Lennar Homes is introducing an affordable, energy-efficient product line starting in the low $200,000s in two new subdivisions in Haines City on the U.S. 27 corridor. North Ridge Estates will be Lennar's first all-solar community in Polk, and the first to feature its "American Dream Series," Orlando...

  • Eustis Lake Club property deal off; lakefront plans uncertain

    Eustis Lake Club property deal off; lakefront plans uncertain

    A deal to buy Sharp’s Mobile Park in downtown Eustis is off, according to the seller, creating an uncertain future for Eustis Lake Club, a Key West-style residential development planned at the lakeside property. Wilma Sharp says her family was ready to sell more than 7 acres along Lakeshore Drive,...

  • AV Homes enters Apopka market with new high-end Lakeside community

    AV Homes enters Apopka market with new high-end Lakeside community

    AV Homes will showcase a new array of larger, more contemporary home designs as it enters the Apopka market for the first time.   The Arizona-based homebuilder broke ground Friday on Lakeside, a 301-home gated community that will have its own park and community boat dock on Marshall Lake. Matt...

  • Polk developers buy Haines City land approved for 367-lot subdivision

    Polk developers buy Haines City land approved for 367-lot subdivision

    A Polk County developer paid $1.2 million last week for nearly 90 acres of timberland on Haines City's Scenic Highway that has city approval for a 367-lot subdivision. Cassidy Organization, a Winter Haven-based land developer, won approval June 21 to rezone the property just east of Little Lake...

  • Plans advance for Phase 2 of Riverbend housing development near Sanford

    Plans advance for Phase 2 of Riverbend housing development near Sanford

    Engineering plans were submitted to Seminole County this week for the second phase of the 653-lot Riverbend residential development east of downtown Sanford. Dwight Saathoff, president of Project Finance & Development (PFD), owns the 45.32 acres at the corner of Hughey Street and North Beardall...

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  • Developer to engineer mixed-use plan to win over St. Cloud Council for annexation

    Developer to engineer mixed-use plan to win over St. Cloud Council for annexation

    The would-be developer of a 46-acre mixed-use project near the intersection of U.S. 192 and Narcoossee Road is making a bold and costly gesture to win approval from St. Cloud's City Council for the annexation. Engineer Randy June last week asked for a two-month continuance on the annexation vote...

  • Lennar pays $16M for major expansion of vacation homes at Storey Lake Resort

    Lennar pays $16M for major expansion of vacation homes at Storey Lake Resort

    Lennar Homes paid $16 million this week to buy 323 acres of vacant land adjacent to one of its top-selling communities: Storey Lake Resort. "It's a successful community for us, and we had a relationship with the land owner," Orlando South Division President Brock Nicholas told GrowthSpotter on...

  • NAREE18: Roofstock names Orlando top real estate investment market in US

    NAREE18: Roofstock names Orlando top real estate investment market in US

    Orlando is the nation's top market for investors looking to buy and sell single-family rental properties, according to online marketplace Roofstock. Co-founder Rich Ford released his Top 10 list Wednesday during the National Association of Real Estate Editors Spring Conference in Las Vegas. He...

  • D.R. Horton assembles land in East Narcoossee for 96-lot subdivision

    D.R. Horton assembles land in East Narcoossee for 96-lot subdivision

    D.R. Horton has assembled 22 acres in Osceola's East Narcoossee community for a new 96-lot subdivision. The homebuilder rezoned the properties last December for low-density residential development, and this week applied for environmental permits with the South Florida Water Management District....

  • Plans filed for estate homes expansion of Lake Nona Golf & Country Club

    Plans filed for estate homes expansion of Lake Nona Golf & Country Club

    Tavistock Development Company has filed plans for the next expansion phase of estate homes at its Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, growing the gated community southward with exclusive access to a future man-made lagoon.  The developer filed a Specific Parcel Master Plan in late May with the City...

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  • M/I Homes buys land for new high-end housing development near Oviedo

    M/I Homes buys land for new high-end housing development near Oviedo

    M/I Homes bought 35.54 acres earlier this month in Seminole County near Oviedo for its next high-end, single-family residential development. The national builder paid a total of $8.74 million to nine landowners for 10 parcels in the southeast quadrant of Simmons Road and Hideaway Cove, according...

  • Sun Terra signs Jones Homes for land in Harmony West expansion

    Sun Terra signs Jones Homes for land in Harmony West expansion

    Jones Homes USA is expanding its footprint in Osceola County's St. Cloud market by reaching a deal with master developer Sun Terra Communities for Phase 1 of Harmony West. Sun Terra Principal Richard Jerman told GrowthSpotter the Altamonte Springs-based homebuilder has signed a contract to buy...

  • Pulte to buy 25-acre parcel near East Lake Toho from Osceola Schools

    Pulte to buy 25-acre parcel near East Lake Toho from Osceola Schools

    The School District of Osceola County is expected to sell 25 acres of surplus land in St. Cloud to Pulte Homes for $1.53 million.  The land is one of three parcels the district offered for sale as a competitive bid process in April, but lack of interest forced the district to extend the bid deadline...

  • Park Square redesigns new Davenport subdivision Madera Park

    Park Square redesigns new Davenport subdivision Madera Park

    Park Square Homes is prepping its fourth new subdivision in the Davenport/Four Corners area. The Orlando-based homebuilder has filed a new residential site plan with Polk County's Development Review Committee for Madera Park, a 127-lot community on Florence Villa Grove Road at the Polk-Osceola...

  • Pulte Homes files subdivision plan for expansion of Windsor at Westside

    Pulte Homes files subdivision plan for expansion of Windsor at Westside

    Pulte Homes is prepping a third phase of its popular Windsor at Westside vacation home resort community. The homebuilder filed a Preliminary Subdivision Plan (PSP) and Site Development Plan (SDP) with Osceola County last week for the 46-acre parcel at the the southeast corner of Westside Boulevard...

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  • Pulte planning 550-lot subdivision in hot Four Corners market

    Pulte planning 550-lot subdivision in hot Four Corners market

    Pulte Homes is eyeing 151 acres on Sand Mine Road in Davenport for a new 550-lot subdivision. Chris Cleary, director of land acquisition for Pulte, has applied for a Level 1 review with Polk County's Development Review Committee later this month for the project. He indicated the community would...

  • Former condemned W192 hotel now a showpiece after $8M renovation

    Former condemned W192 hotel now a showpiece after $8M renovation

    It's been two weeks since the Hawthorn Suites Kissimmee Gateway opened, and General Manager Pauli Perera stepped out of the newly constructed lobby Friday to announce that the extended-stay hotel is fully booked. To grasp the significance of that statement, you'd have to know that a year and half...

  • Tavistock adjusts development program for Poitras East land as closing date nears

    Tavistock adjusts development program for Poitras East land as closing date nears

    Tavistock Development Company has refined its development vision for the first 1,162 acres of "Poitras Property" under contract south of Orlando International Airport, and anticipates closing on the land in April -- potentially as soon as next week.  The final draft of Tavistock's Planned Development...

  • Developer behind Apopka's Errol golf course redevelopment earns key approval

    Developer behind Apopka's Errol golf course redevelopment earns key approval

    Celebration-based Signature H Property Group earned a key City Council approval on Tuesday night in Apopka to redevelop parts of the 400-acre Apopka Golf and Tennis Club at Errol Estates, and remains on pace to break ground in the fourth quarter on Phase 1 buildings and golf course renovation. ...

  • Lennar Homes eyeing another 156 acres next to ChampionsGate Country Club

    Lennar Homes eyeing another 156 acres next to ChampionsGate Country Club

    Lennar Homes could be adding more land to its vast holdings in the ChampionsGate area for another major expansion of the golf resort and vacation home community. The homebuilder and its development team are scheduled to meet with Osceola County's Development Review Committee next week to discuss...

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