Single-Family Residential Developments

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Affordable home subsidiary of Ashton Woods plans townhomes near College Park

    Affordable home subsidiary of Ashton Woods plans townhomes near College Park

    An affordable home subsidiary of builder Ashton Woods has 26 acres under contract near Orlando's College Park, with plans newly filed for a 203-unit townhome community. Located at 3215 Shader Road, the 26.15 acres lie across three parcels between Heatherington Road and Eunice Avenue northwest of...

  • D.R. Horton under contract to buy 550-lot resort subdivision in Haines City

    D.R. Horton under contract to buy 550-lot resort subdivision in Haines City

    National homebuilder D.R. Horton has a purchase contract for 186 acres just west of Polk County's Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Haines City Commissioners have approved revisions to a Developers Agreement (DA) for Lake Charles Resort, a proposed 550-lot vacation home resort community...

  • Pulte files 440-lot housing plan for Beltway Commerce Center land near airport

    Pulte files 440-lot housing plan for Beltway Commerce Center land near airport

    Pulte Homes is planning a range of new homes on approximately 250 acres under contract from Taurus Investment Holdings for the third phase of development on its Beltway Commerce Center property near Orlando International Airport.  Located northeast of the Lee Vista Boulevard and Central Florida...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • M/I Homes to target entry-level buyers with new Sanford townhome development

    M/I Homes to target entry-level buyers with new Sanford townhome development

    Targeting entry-level home buyers who want to live near a busy employment center, M/I Homes is planning to break ground this summer on 155 townhomes in Sanford. Dubbed "The Towns at White Cedar," the planned development at 200 White Cedar Road will feature larger townhomes, between 1,669 and 1,846...

  • Osceola delays vote on solar mandate for new home construction

    Osceola delays vote on solar mandate for new home construction

    Osceola County Commissioners have postponed a vote on new energy efficiency building policy that would mandate installation of solar panels on all new homes and major residential remodels. County spokesman Mark Pino told GrowthSpotter the item was pulled from next Monday's meeting agenda. This...

  • Winter Park developers look to entitle well-placed parcel in Horizon West Village H

    Winter Park developers look to entitle well-placed parcel in Horizon West Village H

    Two principals behind Winter Park-based developer Titan Properties are preparing to entitle a prime pocket of land in Horizon West's Village H, just as the residential development wave heads their way.  Located at 10553 Avalon Road on the southeast corner with Flamingo Crossings Boulevard, the...

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  • Ocoee considers unsolicited homebuilder offer to buy public land for new townhomes

    Ocoee considers unsolicited homebuilder offer to buy public land for new townhomes

    Beazer Homes is pursuing vacant public land in Ocoee, making an unsolicited purchase offer that falls below a 2015 appraisal, which City Commissioners will consider at a meeting next week.  The homebuilder's Orlando division has offered $960,000 to the city for approximately 8.5 acres, which is...

  • Taylor Morrison pays $4.3M for Hamlin Town Center subdivision site

    Taylor Morrison pays $4.3M for Hamlin Town Center subdivision site

    National homebuilder Taylor Morrison has purchased 42 acres in Hamlin Town Center in Horizon West for $4.3 million. The land on Hamlin Groves Trail lies northeast of the Walmart Supercenter at Hamlin Town Center and west of the new medical campus and proton center on New Independence Parkway. The...

  • 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...

  • Tampa homebuilder to resurrect defunct Four Corners vacation home community

    Tampa homebuilder to resurrect defunct Four Corners vacation home community

    Tampa-based Bering Homes is looking to breathe new life into the former Tierra Del Sol Resort, a Four Corners-area vacation home community that stalled after the original developer went bankrupt. Bering President Chad O'Brien has applied for a major modification to the 10-year-old Planned Development...

  • Osceola extends deadline for new home permits to avoid mobility fee hike

    Osceola extends deadline for new home permits to avoid mobility fee hike

    Osceola County has extended the deadline to April 20 for homebuilders to file building permits and still avoid the 89 percent mobility fee hike. The new mobility fees go into effect May 1, raising the fees for a single-family home from $4,585 to $8,688. The county's planning staff had previously...

  • Beazer Homes pays $2M for land near future Osceola Parkway Extension

    Beazer Homes pays $2M for land near future Osceola Parkway Extension

    Beazer Homes has paid $2 million for two parcels totaling 36 acres on Boggy Creek Road in the Buena Ventura Lakes area, near the future Osceola Parkway Extension. The property was rezoned last year to Low Density Residential. The larger parcel is 34 acres and has an approved preliminary subdivision...

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  • Eyesore lakefront mobile home park in Eustis under contract for redevelopment

    Eyesore lakefront mobile home park in Eustis under contract for redevelopment

    For years, the city of Eustis has had Sharp’s Mobile Home park in downtown in its crosshairs for redevelopment. But residents of the unsightly mobile home community with a spectacular lake view balked at the loss of their homes. Now the mobile home park is on its way out, as a group of local investors...

  • Pulte buys lakefront land in St. Cloud approved for 329 homes

    Pulte buys lakefront land in St. Cloud approved for 329 homes

    Pulte Homes paid $6 million on Thursday for 127 acres just east of St. Cloud on the Alligator Chain of Lakes, with plans to start construction this year on a new 329-home subdivision. The homebuilder will pay an additional $6,079 to the seller at the sale of each completed home, which will bring...

  • Local JV developers & Mattamy close on Randal Park land for new homes, retail

    Local JV developers & Mattamy close on Randal Park land for new homes, retail

    Two local developers and Mattamy Homes paid a combined $5.85 million on Tuesday for 33.5 acres in the growing Randal Park community near Lake Nona, with mass grading to start in the coming quarter for future townhomes and a neighborhood shopping center. Located on the northeast corner of Dowden...

  • Sun Terra redesigns next major phases of Osceola's Harmony community

    Sun Terra redesigns next major phases of Osceola's Harmony community

    Sun Terra Communities has filed new Preliminary Subdivision Plans for the next phases of Harmony, a sprawling golf community in east Osceola County with two private lakes and its own town center. The Oviedo-based land banker and developer bought the master-planned community last year from Starwood...

  • Single-family and apartment plans progress for massive Hills of Minneola

    Single-family and apartment plans progress for massive Hills of Minneola

    It has been decades since the fierce 1980s freezes killed Family Dynamics Land Company's 1,840 acres of orange groves in rural Lake County. But in the past two months, the Leesburg family-owned business has taken key steps with developers for the land that takes up a good swath of Minneola. “I...

  • Avalon Park Group preps initial home lots for mixed-use lakeside project in Tavares

    Avalon Park Group preps initial home lots for mixed-use lakeside project in Tavares

    Avalon Park Group is making progress with plans to build 1,000-plus homes and a mixed-use community in Tavares around Lake Hermosa, a smaller version of its successful Avalon Park community in east Orlando.  Following the filing of a conceptual development plan in August 2016 with the city for...

  • Entitlements & infrastructure sought for 75 acres south of Orlando airport

    Entitlements & infrastructure sought for 75 acres south of Orlando airport

    Maitland-based developer Ralph Singleton is reviving plans for new entitlements and infrastructure on 75 acres south of Orlando International Airport, in step with Orange County's expansion of a key thoroughfare.  Located at 14700 and 14730 Boggy Creek Road, just south of the S.R. 417 interchange,...

  • Avex Homes preps Apopka equestrian land near S.R. 429 for new subdivision

    Avex Homes preps Apopka equestrian land near S.R. 429 for new subdivision

    Developer Avalon Park Group's affiliate Avex Homes has a 20-acre horse training property in Apopka under contract with plans for 52 large lots, drawn to market growth around the S.R. 429 extension. Located at 359 W. Lester Road, it less than four miles northeast of the S.R. 429 interchange with...

  • Lennar to operate two Orlando divisions after merging with CalAtlantic

    Lennar to operate two Orlando divisions after merging with CalAtlantic

    With the merger now complete, Lennar and CalAtlantic are combining their massive Orlando-area homebuilding operations into one company with two divisions, a lead executive with the company told GrowthSpotter on Tuesday.   "Since the merged company in Orlando is large, there will be two divisions...

  • Tavistock pursues mixed-use entitlements for 43 acres near Windermere

    Tavistock pursues mixed-use entitlements for 43 acres near Windermere

    Tavistock Development Company is refining plans for a new 43-acre mixed-use development at one of the unofficial gateways to Windermere.  Through affiliates, the developer has long owned the property at the northwest corner of Conroy Windermere and S. Apopka Vineland roads, set on the eastern edge...

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  • Leesburg approves rezoning of 2,631 acres for The Villages w/developer's agreement

    Leesburg approves rezoning of 2,631 acres for The Villages w/developer's agreement

    Leesburg Commissioners voted Monday night to give initial approval for a new development of The Villages in its city limits, approving Age-Restricted Development (ARD) zoning for 2,631 acres near the Florida Turnpike. Commissioners also approved a development agreement between the city and The Villages...

  • AV Homes first in Central FL to use virtual reality as sales tool

    AV Homes first in Central FL to use virtual reality as sales tool

    AV Homes is introducing a new tech solution to solve an old problem in real estate. As the homebuilder redesigns its entire product line, it will be months before models will be ready to show buyers the new, contemporary floorplans.  And when two or three model homes are built in a new community,...

  • Park Square Homes launching three new communities on U.S. 27 corridor

    Park Square Homes launching three new communities on U.S. 27 corridor

    Park Square Homes will launch a trio of new subdivisions on Polk County's U.S. 27 corridor this year, all designed to appeal to first-time homebuyers. CEO Suresh Gupta told GrowthSpotter the builder is almost sold out at Carlisle Grand, a 158-home community on Holly Hill Fruit Road that launched...

  • Mix of modern townhomes, commercial condos planned at FL Turnpike in Ocoee

    Mix of modern townhomes, commercial condos planned at FL Turnpike in Ocoee

    A Brazilian contractor and real estate investor has a heavily trafficked site under contract in central Ocoee, with plans for a mixed-use, energy-efficient townhome and commercial condo development. Located at the southwest corner of Maguire Road and the Florida Turnpike, the 16.92-acre assemblage...

  • Osceola County sets permit deadlines to avoid spike in mobility fees

    Osceola County sets permit deadlines to avoid spike in mobility fees

    Developers and builders have two months to submit their plans to Osceola County if they want to avoid paying higher mobility fees after May 1.  Community Development Administrator Dave Tomek released a policy determination on Tuesday that guarantees the county would honor the current fee rate for...

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  • Local homebuilder makes Horizon West market entry w/townhome-heavy plans

    Local homebuilder makes Horizon West market entry w/townhome-heavy plans

    Orlando-based homebuilder Park Square Homes is preparing its entry to the Horizon West submarket, paying $3.5 million in December for 165 acres where it plans a new townhome-heavy subdivision. Located at 8498 Seidel Road, east of the 13th green at the Orange County National Golf Course, the property...

  • New housing phases, key road extension on tap for Lake Nona's Laureate Park in 2018

    New housing phases, key road extension on tap for Lake Nona's Laureate Park in 2018

    Tavistock Development Company is preparing key steps in new infrastructure and residential development for its Laureate Park neighborhood in Lake Nona, following a record year for home sales there in 2017. Laureate Park is Lake Nona's largest and fastest growing neighborhood, and should have close...

  • Richmond American Homes adds more lots in St. Cloud for entry-level product

    Richmond American Homes adds more lots in St. Cloud for entry-level product

    Richmond American Homes spent more than $8 million in late December to expand its lot inventory in St. Cloud. The homebuilder closed two acquisitions before year's end, Orlando Division President Ben Shoemaker told GrowthSpotter, paying $5 million for Phase 2 of the 198-lot Pinewood Gardens subdivision...

  • Sun Terra sells Harmony town center retail and golf course for $7M

    Sun Terra sells Harmony town center retail and golf course for $7M

    Sun Terra Communities has divested of another swath of property in the Harmony master-planned community east of St. Cloud, selling the community's golf course, town center and undeveloped retail land for a combined $7 million. "It benefits us because we really want to focus on Harmony West and...

  • Cawthon to prep 67 acres in Apopka near 429 interchange for homebuilders

    Cawthon to prep 67 acres in Apopka near 429 interchange for homebuilders

    An affiliate of Windermere-based FHC Development paid $1.75 million on Thursday for 67 acres in Apopka, where the developer plans to market the site to homebuilders drawn to a burgeoning highway interchange.  Located on the east side of Orange Blossom Trail (U.S. 441), the property lies 1.5 miles...

  • Mattamy Homes files plans for 2nd & 3rd phases of Starwood land in SE Orlando

    Mattamy Homes files plans for 2nd & 3rd phases of Starwood land in SE Orlando

    Mattamy Homes is preparing plans for the next two phases of homes for its newly-branded "Meridian Park" community, as exclusive builder on the 2,560-acre Starwood property north of Lake Nona. The Canada-based homebuilder filed a Specific Parcel Master Plan with the city of Orlando for the next...

  • Mattamy Homes buys Lake Apopka land from City of Ocoee for $3.75M

    Mattamy Homes buys Lake Apopka land from City of Ocoee for $3.75M

    Mattamy Homes paid the City of Ocoee $3.75 million last week for 146 acres on Lake Apopka that will comprise the second phase of its new Preserve at Crown Point gated community. Mattamy was the winning bidder for the city-owned property and closed on the first 146 acres in July 2016 for the same...

  • South Florida developer planning 451-home subdivision in St. Cloud

    South Florida developer planning 451-home subdivision in St. Cloud

    South Florida-based BBX Capital is in discussions with several local homebuilders for a 451-home subdivision next to Gramercy Farms in St. Cloud. BBX won approval this month from the St. Cloud City Council for its Preliminary Subdivision Plan for the "Old Hickory" Planned Unit Development (PUD)....

  • Tavistock files new plans for dense, urban mixed-use district in Lake Nona

    Tavistock files new plans for dense, urban mixed-use district in Lake Nona

    Tavistock Development Company filed plans Thursday for a new mixed-use district covering more than 158 acres in Lake Nona, with a web of interconnected streets to guide urban-style development east of the Lake Nona Town Center, and a new medical office building to kick it off.  GrowthSpotter first...

  • AV Homes finalizing TOD project next to Poinciana SunRail station

    AV Homes finalizing TOD project next to Poinciana SunRail station

    AV Homes is reworking its plan for a new Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) just north of the Poinciana SunRail station.  Division President Ken Thirtyacre told GrowthSpotter the homebuilder has eliminated up to 400 apartment units that were entitled in the original 82-acre Planned Development...

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