More homes are slated to pop up around the Sanford Orlando International Airport.
PulteGroup is under contract to purchase about 15 acres, consisting of four parcels, on the northeast corner of Kentucky Street and Sipes Avenue, south of East Lake Mary Boulevard, Max Perlman, Pulte vice president of land acquisition, told GrowthSpotter.
The homebuilder is working with Chad Moorhead with Madden, Moorhead & Stokes Inc. to rezone the property in order to allow for the development of a new 94-unit townhome community and a 1.37-acre commercial outparcel at 3100 Kentucky Street.
“Based on our current timeline, we expect to break ground next summer, with models opening in late 2022.” Perlman said in a statement.
Plans call for townhomes that feature three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms.
Townhomes will range from approximately 1,600 square feet to 1,800 square feet each. Amenities include a pool, cabana lounge area and a tot lot for kids.
“We’re excited to work with the City of Sanford to bring this offering to the rapidly growing area, with excellent accessibility to State Road 417 and great proximity to the Orlando Sanford International Airport, new restaurants and entertainment in Downtown Sanford, the Boombah Sports Complex, and more,” he said.
Longwood-based property owner Sipes Development LLC, a company formed out of a merger of multiple property owners in the area, annexed the land into the City of Sanford in April. Records show the site was once prepped to become a business center with four buildings totaling roughly 50,000 square feet of office-warehouse space in 2009. But plans for the so-called Airport Commerce Center fell through.
Pulte has experience in the area. The homebuilder is behind the River Run Preserve community, which was approved for up to 107 single-family lots. Homes in the community are starting at $349,990, according to online marketing material.
Much of the land around the airport is being turned into new residential communities.
Less than five minutes away from the Sipes Avenue townhome community being planned by Pulte, D.R. Horton is building over 400 homes on roughly 200 acres at and around 2401 E. Lake Mary Boulevard. The community will feature single-family homes on lots ranging in width between 45 feet to 120 feet, a clubhouse, a swimming pool and open recreational space. The seller and land developer PIB Land told GrowthSpotter D.R. Horton has plans to purchase an additional 212 single-family home lots in the area.
Other active homebuilders around the Orlando Sanford International Airport include Ryan Homes, which is building the 374-lot Kensington Reserve single-family home community at 3828 Hanworth Loop. And Toll Brothers is building a 77-lot single-family home community called Parkview Place nearby.