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Developer eyes more than 130 acres of riverfront land in Seminole County for single-family use

One of the single-family homes within KB Home’s recently opened Landings at Riverbend community.
One of the single-family homes within KB Home’s recently opened Landings at Riverbend community. (CommercialImage.net/KB Home)

Longwood-based American Development & Construction Inc. is trying to prep more than 100 acres of riverfront agricultural land in Seminole County for single-family home use.

The company has submitted a large-scale future land use amendment and rezoning application, along with a master development plan in Seminole County seeking to transform 134 acres around 5015 and 5025 E. Lake Mary Blvd. into a new residential subdivision.

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Out of the total acreage, only about 20 acres are buildable. A majority of the property is considered wetlands. Seminole County project manager Joy Giles told GrowthSpotter the proposal is for 70 lots with a minimum lot width of 50 feet.

Currently, the property is situated northeast of S.R. 46 and Lake Mary Boulevard and contains two single-family homes and one mobile home.

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Longwood-based American Development & Construction Inc. is seeking to transform 134 acres around 5015 and 5025 E. Lake Mary Blvd. into a new residential subdivision.
Longwood-based American Development & Construction Inc. is seeking to transform 134 acres around 5015 and 5025 E. Lake Mary Blvd. into a new residential subdivision. (Seminole County Property Appraiser)

Kim Fischer with Winter Springs-based Cycorp Engineering is representing property owners Rolf and Brigette Bergmann. Records show the Bergmann family has owned at least part of the property since the late 1980s.

The proposed development site is nestled just south of the Lake Monroe Conservation Area, and is made up seven parcels that abut the St. Johns River waterway, which links to the southern shore of Lake Monroe just two miles away.

Get the details here on a new gated community in the Sanford area by D.R. Horton.

M Sami El-Behiri, managing partner at American Development & Construction, did not respond to a request for comment. Plans, dubbed River’s Edge, go before Seminole County’s Development Review Committee Wednesday.

Nearby, Toll Brothers is developing 125-lot single-family home community called Riverside Oaks.

Along Celery Avenue, D.R. Horton is building an active adult residential community called Rosecrest, which will contain about 140 single-family homes once complete. The homes are part of a 653-lot Riverbend residential development east of downtown Sanford.

In 2017, D.R. Horton bought the first 186 lots within Riverbend from Dwight Saathoff’s Project Finance & Development.

Other active homebuilders in the area include Ryan Homes with its Riverside Reserve 76-lot subdivision.

Last summer, KB Home opened its Landings at Riverbend single-family home community. Homes sizes range from about 1,400 square feet to 2,500 square feet, and pricing begins in the $250,000s.

Have a tip about Central Florida development? Contact me at arabines@GrowthSpotter.com or (407) 420-5427, or tweet me at @amanda_rabines. Follow GrowthSpotter on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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