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DeBartolo seeking permits for Sanford station apartments

The first new residential project to come in across from Sanford’s SunRail station moving closer to reality.

Tampa-based DeBartolo Development has filed construction plans with the city of Sanford and the St. Johns River Water Management District for a 288-unit apartment complex on roughly 12.5 acres across State Road 46 from the SunRail station.

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The proposed site plan calls for four 4-story apartment buildings with a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units. The plan also carves out about 2 acres fronting on S.R. 46 for future commercial development.

DeBartolo Development has filed construction plans for this 288-unit apartment community right across from the Sanford SunRail Station.
DeBartolo Development has filed construction plans for this 288-unit apartment community right across from the Sanford SunRail Station. (Kimley Horn)

“It’s a typical Class-A community with a resort style pool," Development Director Reginald Wallace said. “The clubhouse is around 7,000 square feet, with a fitness center. We’ll also have a dog park and private detached garages.”

Fugelberg Koch took the design lead, while Kimley-Horn led the civil engineering. The landscape architect is VHB.

DeBartolo expects to wrap construction in December on The Jamison, a 315-unit community on Kissimmee’s E192 corridor. The company began leasing on that project in July.

The firm has another Osceola County project in the pipeline for 2021. It’s under contract for a multifamily site on Old Lake Wilson Road, across from the Mystic Dunes Resort. DeBartolo partnered with Lennar Homes on the rezoning and entitlements for that site.

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Lennar is building about 200 fee simple townhomes and recently filed a Preliminary Subdivision Plan with the county, but Wallace said they’re dealing with some environmental issues on the multifamily site.

For years, Sanford has watched as one city after another with a SunRail station reported new transit-oriented development. Picerne Real Estate Group and Epoch Residential have both completed TOD projects in the Seminole County cities of Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary and Maitland.

Integra Land Company is now leasing up its recently completed the 289 Exchange community near the DeBary Station. SunRail’s southern extension into Osceola County has also drawn new multifamily development, most notably at the Tupperware Station.

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