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Delaney Land Company expands proposed residential subdivision in Seminole County

The land developer is looking to increase the number of lots it can entitle by adding about 10 acres of land (highlighted in green) to original plans.
The land developer is looking to increase the number of lots it can entitle by adding about 10 acres of land (highlighted in green) to original plans. (Seminole County Property Appraiser/Seminole County)

A proposed single-family subdivision in southern Seminole County may be getting bigger.

Developer Delaney Land Company is seeking Seminole County Commission approval to incorporate about 10 acres into the existing Red Ember Estates Planned Development (PD), approved in 2019.

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Located on land south of Lockwood Boulevard and east of Old Lockwood Road, the PD will total about 50.5 acres if developers win commission approval.

Of the 50 acres, only 40.45 acres are considered buildable. Plans call for a density of 2.35 dwelling units per acre — meaning Delaney Land Company can add 19 lots for a maximum total of 95 lots within the subdivision.

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Lot width sizes will be a minimum of 70 feet, and single-family homes could have up to two stories.

Property records show several companies, which are led by directors at Delaney Land Co., spent more than $5.2 million assembling the majority of the 10-parcel portfolio last year.

The existing Red Ember Estates Planned Development is located near Seminole State College’s Oviedo campus.
The existing Red Ember Estates Planned Development is located near Seminole State College’s Oviedo campus. (Seminole County)

Chad Moorhead with Madden, Moorhead & Stokes is the civil engineer.

The property is located near Seminole State College’s Oviedo campus and sits north of the Econ River Wilderness Area.

In 2019, plans for the residential subdivision were approved with a maximum of 76 lots. No homes have been constructed yet.

Troy Drinkwater, an executive with Delaney Land Co., previously told GrowthSpotter homes prices will range from the mid-$400,000′s to the mid-$500,000′s.

Drinkwater and business partner Raymond Harrison did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In the past, the company has worked with homebuilders Taylor Morrison and M/I Homes on residential subdivisions near Oviedo.

At a community meeting last month, Moorhead told residents of the community that two, five-acre parcels became available and that the developer has one of the lots purchased and the other under contract.

Nearby, the City of Oviedo is trying to lure in more economic opportunity to a 45-acre stretch of its downtown area as part of a 20-year master plan.

Other areas in the city are also poised to feature new mixed-use projects.

Developer Marc Hagle is planning two apartment communities and a 124-room hotel at the shuttered Macy’s store at the Oviedo Mall at 1700 Oviedo Mall Boulevard.

Brand Properties is planning a mixed-use development on the southwest corner of Clara Lee Evans Way and East Mitchell Hammock Road that will feature a new apartment community with up to 297 multifamily units and 12,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.

LeCesse Development Corporation is also planning a mixed-use development that will consist of a 269-unit apartment complex and two commercial out-parcels at 3200 State Road 426.

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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