Seminole County Developments

  • Central Florida developer plans twin ready-to-work office buildings for Lake Mary

    Central Florida developer plans twin ready-to-work office buildings for Lake Mary

    After a successful debut in Daytona Beach, former Seminole County resident Chris Butera is bringing his SMART office concept to Lake Mary with two planned buildings on South Country Club Road.  The buildings, at the northeast corner of Country Club and South Third Street, will feature some of the...

  • 150-plus townhomes planned near commercial, industrial areas of Sanford

    150-plus townhomes planned near commercial, industrial areas of Sanford

    M/I Homes has started site development on a new 155-townhome development on South White Cedar Road in Sanford.  The development, called White Cedar, is located on 19.26 acres just north of State Road 46 (West First Street). M/I Homes purchased the three parcels that make up the site in May for $2.9...

  • Growing mixed-use plans for key Seminole parcel move along to state

    Growing mixed-use plans for key Seminole parcel move along to state

    Palmeira Holdings’ plans for a large-scale development at the 110-acre site in Seminole County known as Reagan Center – and now referred to as Parkside Place – have grown, and have passed an initial vote from county commissioners. “The density we have requested got approved ... without that density,...

  • Volusia developer Henin Group plans 160 townhomes on Sanford artery

    Volusia developer Henin Group plans 160 townhomes on Sanford artery

    Jerome Henin, developer of the Mediterranean-themed Riviera Bella community in DeBary, wants to build something less pricey in Sanford that will appeal to the middle-of-the-road buyer.  Henin, principal at the Henin Group, said new housing stock coming on line is too expensive for many potential...

  • Orlando-based developer expands holdings in Oviedo on the Park

    Orlando-based developer expands holdings in Oviedo on the Park

    Michael Collard Properties has purchased the remaining undeveloped 8.33 acres at the Oviedo on the Park development in downtown Oviedo for a recorded $4.7 million, the company told GrowthSpotter this week. Collard, which already had a deal to develop a food hall on the property, bought the land...

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  • Five-building commercial property in Sanford sells for $9.55 million

    Five-building commercial property in Sanford sells for $9.55 million

    Daytona Beach-based Charles Wayne Properties has purchased an 8.49-acre property, Monroe CommerCenter South in Sanford, for $9.55 million, broker CBRE said Thursday. With 116,500 square feet of leasable office and warehouse space, the five-building property benefitted from proximity to Interstate...

  • Home-grown tech manufacturer plans 50,000-square-foot plant in Seminole

    Home-grown tech manufacturer plans 50,000-square-foot plant in Seminole

    Central Florida-based OptiGrate Corp. will expand into a new 50,000-square-foot facility called IPG Oviedo Technology Center, bearing the name of the company that purchased the local laser manufacturer and researcher last year.   Last week, IPG Photonics Corp. submitted a pre-application and site...

  • Mixed-use commercial development planned on 10 acres in Sanford

    Mixed-use commercial development planned on 10 acres in Sanford

    Years of waiting are finally paying off for developer and plumbing contractor Robert Maksimowicz in his quest to assemble and develop 10 acres on Sanford’s West First Street.  From one small 0.54 acres parcel he bought in 2005, Maksimowicz was able to assemble just over 10 acres with four additional...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Growing salon chain preps renovation of former restaurant near Winter Springs

    Growing salon chain preps renovation of former restaurant near Winter Springs

    The co-founders of iStudio Salons will start next month to redevelop the former Graffiti Junktion restaurant near Winter Springs into the chain's eighth Greater Orlando location, and will include additional non-salon retail space. iStudio Salons principals Mark Abbett and James Schregardus paid...

  • Developer’s attorney: strong case still to be made for controversial River Cross project

    Developer’s attorney: strong case still to be made for controversial River Cross project

    Despite an emphatic rejection by Seminole County planners, an attorney for developer and former state legislator Chris Dorworth said he has a strong chance of prevailing when county commissioners are asked to approve his 670-acre River Cross mixed-use development in August. The development, for...

  • Nestle to expand water distribution plant near Casselberry

    Nestle to expand water distribution plant near Casselberry

    Nestle Waters North America is preparing to expand its distribution center near Casselberry by 66 percent, according to plans the company filed with Seminole County and the St. Johns River Water Management District. The warehouse, located at 150 Lyman Road, is for bottled water and dispensers for...

  • Topgolf files plans for second Greater Orlando location in Lake Mary

    Topgolf files plans for second Greater Orlando location in Lake Mary

    Topgolf has nearly 19 acres under contract in Lake Mary along Interstate 4, and filed plans Tuesday for its second entertainment venue in Greater Orlando on a site that was earmarked in recent years for new office buildings.  A preliminary site plan was filed with the City of Lake Mary as part...

  • Wendover preps Sanford affordable housing for homeless & mentally disabled

    Wendover preps Sanford affordable housing for homeless & mentally disabled

    Altamonte Springs-based Wendover Housing Partners is nearing approval to build a multifamily community in Sanford that would provide affordable housing for the homeless and those suffering from mental illness. Dubbed "Warley Park," the 85-unit complex at 1500 W. 25th St. would be built with state...

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  • Seminole County Sheriff's Office seeks design team to lead reno & expansion

    Seminole County Sheriff's Office seeks design team to lead reno & expansion

    The Seminole County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) is seeking a design team to lead planning and oversight of an expansion project for its communications center in Sanford, according to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued on Sunday. Located at the Seminole County Public Safety Building on Eslinger...

  • Altamonte Springs floats City Hall complex for sale, seeks Transit-Oriented project

    Altamonte Springs floats City Hall complex for sale, seeks Transit-Oriented project

    The City of Altamonte Springs is offering to sell its City Hall and municipal complex for redevelopment as a modern mixed-use complex that would support the neighboring SunRail station, according to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued on Thursday. Located on the east side of Altamonte Springs...

  • Sanford seeks builder to install sea wall to support final phase of RiverWalk trail

    Sanford seeks builder to install sea wall to support final phase of RiverWalk trail

    The City of Sanford is seeking a local construction firm to help build a sea wall to support the third phase of its Sanford RiverWalk multi-use trail, according to an Invitation for Bids (IFB) issued this week. At nearly 3.5 miles long and a projected cost of $15 million, the Sanford RiverWalk's...

  • 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...

  • TerraCap sells Class A office building in Maitland for $28M

    TerraCap sells Class A office building in Maitland for $28M

    A week after buying two office buildings near the University of Central Florida, TerraCap Management has sold one of its office assets in Maitland for $27.9 million. The Keller Center is a 160,000-square-foot, Class A office building located at 101 Southhall Lane. CBRE’s Ron Rogg and Chip Wooten...

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  • Former Pittsburgh furniture magnate spends $60M+ on new Longwood apts

    Former Pittsburgh furniture magnate spends $60M+ on new Longwood apts

    The former owner of a 98-year-old, Pittsburgh-based furniture chain recently plowed some profits from the company's sale into a $60.06 million purchase of Class A apartments in Longwood. Robert Levin, former president of Levin Furniture Co., joined with two investors to buy the 286-unit Alexander...

  • New TOD development booming around some SunRail stations, but Sanford lags

    New TOD development booming around some SunRail stations, but Sanford lags

    SunRail's planned extension to DeLand is still very much up in the air, but that hasn't stalled developer interest around the northernmost station in DeBary. Integra Land Co. expects to break ground this summer on a 289-unit luxury apartment community at the DeBary Town Center, a five-minute walk...

  • International CRE group pays $72M+ for new Casselberry apartments complex

    International CRE group pays $72M+ for new Casselberry apartments complex

    An affiliate of real estate investment management group TH Real Estate paid $72.25 million last week for a new Class A apartments complex in Casselberry, its second local acquisition in the past seven months. The company bought the 336-unit former Bainbridge Casselberry apartments that were built...

  • Developer reworks design for Sanford student housing on wetland-heavy site

    Developer reworks design for Sanford student housing on wetland-heavy site

    Winter Park-based Pennington Development Group is working through value engineering and design revisions for a new student housing complex near Seminole State College in Sanford, in order to accommodate a site that is 70 percent wetlands.  The project has been floating on the edge of developer ...

  • New Metro Diner in Casselberry part of planned Central Florida expansion

    New Metro Diner in Casselberry part of planned Central Florida expansion

    Metro Diner, the fast-growing franchise that bills its fare as “comfort food with flair,” is preparing to break ground in Casselberry for its third Greater Orlando location while seeking more sites locally. Construction should start in mid-June on the new restaurant, which will be built on the...

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  • Altamonte Springs seeks contractor to rebuild segment of Orange Avenue

    Altamonte Springs seeks contractor to rebuild segment of Orange Avenue

    The City of Altamonte Springs is looking to hire a general contractor or utility contractor to lead demolition and new construction of its segment of Orange Avenue, a project estimated at $1.85 million, according to an Invitation to Bid (ITB) issued on Wednesday. The project begins at the western...

  • New fitness firm joins Pennington Development in mixed-use near Oviedo

    New fitness firm joins Pennington Development in mixed-use near Oviedo

    A fitness firm billing itself as the first of its kind will partner with Winter Park-based Pennington Development Group in developing two retail-commercial buidings near Oviedo. BioFit Performance will open its first fitness center in one of the buildings at the southwest corner of S.R. 426 and...

  • Miami investors prep two Seminole County sites for Kiddie Academy, seek more

    Miami investors prep two Seminole County sites for Kiddie Academy, seek more

    Two Miami-area investors plan on building four Kiddie Academy early learning & child development centers in Greater Orlando, one of which has been approved by Seminole County planners and another now under review. Jason Glaser and John Strzalka, based in North Miami Beach, have a build-to-suit...

  • HVAC service company buys property for new headquarters in Sanford

    HVAC service company buys property for new headquarters in Sanford

    Tropical Air of Central Florida, a full-service HVAC installation and repair company, is leaving its long-time home in Longwood to expand with a recently purchased property in Sanford.  The residential and commercial service company, which operated out of leased space in Longwood for about five...

  • Developer brings Sanford Reagan Center land under contract, talks mixed-use vision

    Developer brings Sanford Reagan Center land under contract, talks mixed-use vision

    A new developer with Canadian roots has the former Flea World property in Sanford under contract, and envisions mixed-use for the remaining 110 acres that would feature nature throughout a live/work/play destination.   Located on U.S. 17-92 and Ronald Reagan Boulevard at County Home Road, the "Reagan...

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  • TruAmerica buys fifth Orlando-area multifamily asset, may seek more

    TruAmerica buys fifth Orlando-area multifamily asset, may seek more

    Los Angeles-based TruAmerica Multifamily recently paid $49.7 million for its fifth apartment complex in the Greater Orlando market, with another $4 million to follow this year in renovations, a lead executive with the company told GrowthSpotter.  The investment group bought the 368-unit Astor Park...

  • Lake Mary developer drives Sanford mixed-use project on state surplus property

    Lake Mary developer drives Sanford mixed-use project on state surplus property

    A Lake Mary-based developer is leading plans for a small mixed-use project on surplus state property in a fast-growing commerce zone in Sanford. Flagship Companies Group has an 8.6-acre parcel under contract at the northeast corner of the S.R. 417 and Rinehart Road intersection. The 417's northbound...

  • New outparcels prepped for Phase 2 of Oviedo retail center, builder sought

    New outparcels prepped for Phase 2 of Oviedo retail center, builder sought

    Tailwinds Development will be adding a combined 10,000 square feet of new retail this year to a Publix-anchored shopping center in Oviedo, and should begin seeking a builder next month, the company's president told GrowthSpotter.  The Shoppes at Sterling Creek on West C.R. 419 in Oviedo will be...

  • Building moratorium near Sanford airport shot down before it can take off

    Building moratorium near Sanford airport shot down before it can take off

    The race to build a hotel near the Orlando Sanford International Airport (OSIA) veered off course this week when airport leaders proposed a development moratorium on surrounding private property. On Monday, the Sanford City Commission was scheduled to consider a zoning-in-progress policy for property...

  • Hyundai dealership expands planned footprint for relocation in Sanford

    Hyundai dealership expands planned footprint for relocation in Sanford

    A new Sanford Hyundai dealership, in the planning stages for nearly a year and a half, is moving ahead with a tentative March construction start and a new, larger footprint. Headquarters Auto Group of Central Florida submitted engineering plans for the dealership to Sanford planning staff last...

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  • Seminole seeks design consultant to judge Five Points Complex P3 proposals

    Seminole seeks design consultant to judge Five Points Complex P3 proposals

    Seminole County is seeking a design consultant to help evaluate the architectural and engineering aspects of redevelopment proposals for the Five Points Operations Complex, according to a $1 million Request for Professional Services (RPS) issued on Friday. The county previously issued a Public-Private...

  • Former Kmart anchor space to be redeveloped at Winter Springs center

    Former Kmart anchor space to be redeveloped at Winter Springs center

    Construction slated to start this month should breathe new life into the Promenade at Tuskawilla shopping center at Red Bug Lake and Tuskawilla roads near Winter Springs. Tuskawilla Park SC, Ltd., a private partnership which owns the 217,000-square-foot center, plans to spend $5 million redeveloping...

  • Seminole County seeks P3 proposals to redevelop, expand Five Points Complex

    Seminole County seeks P3 proposals to redevelop, expand Five Points Complex

    Seminole County is seeking proposals for design and construction of a redeveloped Five Points Operations Complex to consolidate county offices, according to a Public-Private Partnership (P3) bid opportunity issued this week.  The public solicitation effort follows an unsolicited bid and proposal...

  • Local builder plans new HQ office in Oviedo for 13-acre light industrial park

    Local builder plans new HQ office in Oviedo for 13-acre light industrial park

    Chuluota-based Southern Development & Construction is in the process of building out 13 acres of land in Oviedo for a mixed-use commercial center, with one headquarters relocation already in the works.  To be named Oviedo Commercial Center and located off Connection Point west of S.R. 426, plans...

  • Orlando Health updates plans, long-term expansion for Lake Mary medical complex

    Orlando Health updates plans, long-term expansion for Lake Mary medical complex

    Orlando Health is updating plans for a 30.8-acre medical complex on Rinehart Road in Lake Mary, with a new phased site plan featuring expansion options like a six-story hospital tower which weren't included when the project was announced last May. The first phase of construction now includes two...

  • Seminole Schools seeks CMAR for $2.65M renovation job on 9th Grade Center

    Seminole Schools seeks CMAR for $2.65M renovation job on 9th Grade Center

    Seminole County Public Schools is seeking a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for the renovation and remodeling of Seminole High School's 9th Grade Center, with a budget of $2.65 million, according to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued this week.  Formerly known as Millennium Middle School...

  • Providence One Partners to build new HQ office in Colonial TownPark

    Providence One Partners to build new HQ office in Colonial TownPark

    One of the original developers of Colonial TownPark in Lake Mary has acquired the last vacant parcel and plans to start construction in March on a new 10,000-square-foot office building. Providence One Partners purchased the 0.9-acre lot in August and is awaiting final permit approvals from Seminole...

  • Equinox sells Oviedo Point strip center to Dallas-based investors

    Equinox sells Oviedo Point strip center to Dallas-based investors

    One year after starting vertical construction on a multi-tenant strip center in its Oviedo Point development, Equinox Development Properties has sold the center to Dallas-based Crow Holdings Capital Real Estate. Equinox, through affiliate company Oviedo Point Investors LLC, sold the two-acre shopping...

  • Lincoln Avenue Capital pursues tax-exempt bonds to renovate Sanford apartments

    Lincoln Avenue Capital pursues tax-exempt bonds to renovate Sanford apartments

    New York-based low-income housing developer Lincoln Avenue Capital is pursuing $23.5 million in tax-exempt bonds for rehabilitation of the Logan Heights Apartments in Sanford. Located at 1000 Logan Heights Circle, the 22.2-acre property features 360 multifamily units spread across 15 two-story...

  • Two new hotels fronting Sanford I-4 intersection near county approval

    Two new hotels fronting Sanford I-4 intersection near county approval

    Plans for two new hotels near Sanford that were announced 20 months ago are back on track, according to one of the developers. Local hotelier Jayesh Patel said he is nearing approval from Seminole County to build a 120-room Holiday Inn Express and an 86-room Home2 Suites by Hilton at 4750 West...

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  • Local developer buys Lake Mary office park with plans to double footprint

    Local developer buys Lake Mary office park with plans to double footprint

    Lake Mary-based real estate investment and development firm DIX Developments LLC recently paid $1.775 million for the Ciara Creek Executive Centre, with plans to double its size in the next year.  CEO James Dicks said he will spruce up the 1.63-acre office park and its four existing buildings on...

  • Tampa-based investors pay $35M for Lake Mary apartments near SunRail

    Tampa-based investors pay $35M for Lake Mary apartments near SunRail

    Tampa-based Robbins Property Associates recently paid $35.35 million for the 200-unit Station House Apartments, a transit-oriented development built just two years ago in Lake Mary. Robbins purchased the complex from Winter Park-based Epoch Residential, according to a deed signed Nov. 16 and recorded...

  • Developer planning office bldg conversion to ALF will add new memory care facility

    Developer planning office bldg conversion to ALF will add new memory care facility

    A Winter Park developer that announced plans in May to convert an office park in Seminole County into an assisted living facility has broadened their concept to now include memory care, and new construction. Estapona Senior Living LLC paid $2.7 million in May for an office park at 7255 Estapona...

  • Attorney Mark Nation preps first phase of downtown Sanford redevelopment

    Attorney Mark Nation preps first phase of downtown Sanford redevelopment

    Mark Nation is best known for his day job as a prominent Central Florida attorney, but it's his side gig that's drawing interest and financial support from the city of Sanford. GrowthSpotter first reported in January that Nation had purchased a mostly vacant 1.5-acre city block in downtown Sanford,...

  • Sanford Airport Authority to chart plan for hotel development by December

    Sanford Airport Authority to chart plan for hotel development by December

    The Sanford Airport Authority (SAA) should decide in December how to move forward with bringing a hotel to property near the entrance to Orlando Sanford International Airport, after it terminated a contract earlier this year with a private developer for failure to perform. The primary questions...

  • Local developer plans 30k SF of new warehouse space in Sanford

    Local developer plans 30k SF of new warehouse space in Sanford

    Winter Park-based DeMabry Holdings Inc., a land acquisition and development firm headed by Gino Della Cava, is planning two new warehouse buildings in the Aero Lane Industrial Park in east Sanford. Della Cava, also president of local general contractor ACS Construction, told GrowthSpotter on Wednesday...

  • Local design and construction pros team up for Lake Mary live/work townhomes

    Local design and construction pros team up for Lake Mary live/work townhomes

    With an eye toward the growing number of self-employed Americans, three Central Florida firms are preparing to build sustainable, live/work townhomes a stone’s throw from downtown Lake Mary and one block from the city’s SunRail station. Field and Form, a sustainable real estate development firm,...

  • Orlando developer plans small retail & apts building in downtown Sanford

    Orlando developer plans small retail & apts building in downtown Sanford

    Sanford's Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency has awarded a $50,000 construction grant to an Orlando developer pitching new mixed-use multifamily in the city's urban core. The three-story development would include 14 one-bedroom apartments on the top two floors and 2,200 square feet of retail...

  • Sanford developers switch plan from multifamily to hotel for downtown site

    Sanford developers switch plan from multifamily to hotel for downtown site

    A local firm that originally planned to build 100 apartments in downtown Sanford is switching gears, proposing a new Choice Hotels-branded development on the site.  Located at 200 W. 1st St. two blocks west of the heart of downtown Sanford, the three-story hotel would have 60 to 75 rooms, with...

  • Miami-based medical office investors buy first Orlando-area asset in Longwood

    Miami-based medical office investors buy first Orlando-area asset in Longwood

    PrimeMed Realty, a Miami-based real estate investment firm that started business this year, recently made its first Central Florida acquisition in Longwood and is pursuing more. The company paid $4.15 million for the former ProMed Center, a medical office building at 225 West S.R. 434, according...

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  • Local developer plans new luxury home subdivision near Tuscawilla & Oviedo

    Local developer plans new luxury home subdivision near Tuscawilla & Oviedo

    Planning is underway for the Estates at Wellington, a new luxury home subdivision in Seminole County just east of the Central Florida Greenway, at the corner of Mikler Road and Token Trail. Residential developer Jim Mehta said work should begin early next year on the 24-lot development on 36.8...

  • Sky Powersports plans new Sanford dealership, fourth in Cen Fla

    Sky Powersports plans new Sanford dealership, fourth in Cen Fla

    Sky Powersports, a motorcycle, ATV and personal watercraft dealer, has chosen Sanford as the site for its fourth store in Central Florida. The company is targeting a vacant 3.22-acre parcel at the northwest corner of S.R. 46 and N. White Cedar Road. Sky Powersports bought the property for $770,000...

  • Pennington & Assoc. to build new HQ, retail/office development near Oviedo

    Pennington & Assoc. to build new HQ, retail/office development near Oviedo

    Winter Park-based construction firm Pennington & Associates plans to build its new headquarters along with retail-office space in Seminole County near Oviedo. The company’s new development arm, Pennington Development Group, will build the project on land currently owned by the Clayton family on...

  • Shaw Construction & investors plan 2 office bldgs for downtown Lake Mary

    Shaw Construction & investors plan 2 office bldgs for downtown Lake Mary

    Shaw Construction & Management Services Inc. is close to getting city approval to build two office buildings in downtown Lake Mary. The Lake Mary-based builder should get City Commission approval for the project at the Sept. 7 meeting, said City Planner Stephen Noto. Company president Terry Shaw...

  • Seminole State College seeks design-build contractor for new wellness center

    Seminole State College seeks design-build contractor for new wellness center

    Seminole State College of Florida is seeking a design-build contractor for a renewed effort to build a new Wellness Center on its Sanford/Lake Mary campus, according to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued Tuesday. Applicants must be pre-qualified contractors with the college. The Wellness...

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