St. Cloud Developments

  • Classical charter school coming to St. Cloud, scoping out more locations

    Classical charter school coming to St. Cloud, scoping out more locations

    A charter school company that focuses on classical education, discipline and rigorous academic standards will open its first K-12 campus in St. Cloud's Narcoossee corridor and is scoping out more locations in Central Florida for future campuses. The American Classical Charter Academy received its...

  • Osceola cattle ranch priced at $34M attracts global buyer interest

    Osceola cattle ranch priced at $34M attracts global buyer interest

    A working cattle ranch south of St. Cloud has hit the market for $34 million and is drawing global interest, according to the listing brokerage. The 2,250-acre Bar Seven Ranch at 5300 N. Canoe Creek Road in Kenansville could follow a succession of large-scale agricultural land transactions in Osceola County...

  • St. Cloud approves 2,020-acre Center Lake Ranch annexation with strict conditions

    St. Cloud approves 2,020-acre Center Lake Ranch annexation with strict conditions

    The St. Cloud City Council voted 4-1 on Thursday to annex the 2,020-acre Center Lake Ranch -- a year after denying the annexation -- but they added barriers that could make it difficult for the project to proceed as planned. The council placed a condition on the annexation vote that would prohibit...

  • St. Cloud's Medical Arts Campus and incentives attract new office buildings

    St. Cloud's Medical Arts Campus and incentives attract new office buildings

    St. Cloud's rapid population growth and the local hospital's recent expansion have drawn a trio of new medical office developments to the city and its 240-acre Medical Arts Campus. Karl Theobald, a general contractor who also serves on the city's Economic Development Advisory Council, is prepping...

  • Developers seek rezoning of 150 acres in East Narcoossee area for residential

    Developers seek rezoning of 150 acres in East Narcoossee area for residential

    Veteran Orlando developer Bill Canty is teaming up with Elevation Development to further the transformation of Osceola's Jones Road from its pastoral setting to a suburban corridor linking Narcoossee Road to the future Sunbridge community. Osceola's Development Review Committee this week approved...

  • D.R. Horton to break ground soon on new St. Cloud subdivision

    D.R. Horton to break ground soon on new St. Cloud subdivision

    D.R. Horton paid $1.2 million for 40 acres recently annexed into the City of St. Cloud and will break ground this quarter on a new subdivision called Savannah. The property is on Friar's Cove Road, just east of the Florida's Turnpike and immediately south of the Deer Creek community.  St. Cloud's...

  • St. Cloud to consider Thompson Grove annexation, mixed-use plan

    St. Cloud to consider Thompson Grove annexation, mixed-use plan

    A 46-acre mixed-use development on U.S. 192 at Narcoossee Road is set to go to the St. Cloud City Council for final approval this week after being stalled last year under the old administration. Developer/Engineer Randy June is seeking annexation and Mixed-Use zoning for the property, known as...

  • New charter school in St. Cloud promises a private-school education without the high price tag

    New charter school in St. Cloud promises a private-school education without the high price tag

    The former owners of a private pre-school in Winter Springs are bringing that school’s highly touted educational philosophy to a new charter elementary school in St. Cloud. Construction of the Creative Inspiration Journey School of St. Cloud will begin this week with a formal opening set for August,...

  • Battaglia Group seeks PUD rezoning for 105 acres next to St. Cloud's Tohoqua

    Battaglia Group seeks PUD rezoning for 105 acres next to St. Cloud's Tohoqua

    Winter Park-based Battaglia Group has applied to rezone 120 acres in St. Cloud for a Planned Unit Development with entitlements for nearly 1,600 homes and a town center to position the property for sale.  The orange grove is located at the southwest corner of Neptune Road and Old Canoe Creek Road,...

  • St. Cloud's AmeraTrail planning new HQ and manufacturing plant on E192

    St. Cloud's AmeraTrail planning new HQ and manufacturing plant on E192

    St. Cloud-based AmeraTrail, which builds custom boat trailers, is planning for a new 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility as part of a larger 55-acre mixed-use development. Owner Scott C. Locke has applied to rezone the land at the intersection of U.S. 192 and Old Melbourne Highway, near...

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  • St. Cloud Council to vote on $8.25M land sale for new Stevens Plantation mixed-use

    St. Cloud Council to vote on $8.25M land sale for new Stevens Plantation mixed-use

    St. Cloud's City Council is scheduled to vote Thursday on two contracts to sell a combined 198 acres to a Longwood developer for an ambitious, commercial-focused mixed-use development along Canoe Creek Road. Telesis Services LLC beat out three other competitive bidders for the 56-acre parcel and a...

  • Developer to engineer mixed-use plan to win over St. Cloud Council for annexation

    Developer to engineer mixed-use plan to win over St. Cloud Council for annexation

    The would-be developer of a 46-acre mixed-use project near the intersection of U.S. 192 and Narcoossee Road is making a bold and costly gesture to win approval from St. Cloud's City Council for the annexation. Engineer Randy June last week asked for a two-month continuance on the annexation vote...

  • D.R. Horton assembles land in East Narcoossee for 96-lot subdivision

    D.R. Horton assembles land in East Narcoossee for 96-lot subdivision

    D.R. Horton has assembled 22 acres in Osceola's East Narcoossee community for a new 96-lot subdivision. The homebuilder rezoned the properties last December for low-density residential development, and this week applied for environmental permits with the South Florida Water Management District....

  • Sun Terra signs Jones Homes for land in Harmony West expansion

    Sun Terra signs Jones Homes for land in Harmony West expansion

    Jones Homes USA is expanding its footprint in Osceola County's St. Cloud market by reaching a deal with master developer Sun Terra Communities for Phase 1 of Harmony West. Sun Terra Principal Richard Jerman told GrowthSpotter the Altamonte Springs-based homebuilder has signed a contract to buy...

  • Pulte to buy 25-acre parcel near East Lake Toho from Osceola Schools

    Pulte to buy 25-acre parcel near East Lake Toho from Osceola Schools

    The School District of Osceola County is expected to sell 25 acres of surplus land in St. Cloud to Pulte Homes for $1.53 million.  The land is one of three parcels the district offered for sale as a competitive bid process in April, but lack of interest forced the district to extend the bid deadline...

  • Pineloch to resubmit Center Lake Ranch annexation with new data

    Pineloch to resubmit Center Lake Ranch annexation with new data

    Pineloch Management Corp., which owns Osceola County's Center Lake Ranch, will eventually resubmit an annexation request with the City of St. Cloud for the 2,016-acre project -- this time with a detailed financial report illustrating the potential tax revenues it could generate. "Ultimately, we...

  • Pineloch Management regrouping after shocking vote on Center Lake annexation

    Pineloch Management regrouping after shocking vote on Center Lake annexation

    Orlando-based Pineloch Management Corp. is still trying to regroup weeks after the St. Cloud City Council voted 3-2 against annexing its 2,016-acre Center Lake Ranch mixed-use project. The ranch property, just east of Narcoossee Road, is an approved Development of Regional Impact (DRI) with entitlements...

  • St. Cloud adopts design guidelines for all non-residential development

    St. Cloud adopts design guidelines for all non-residential development

    New commercial buildings in St. Cloud will have to adhere to strict architectural standards as part of a land development code (LDC) update the City Council unanimously approved on Thursday. Similar guidelines could be extended to unincorporated Osceola County later this year.  The ordinance requires...

  • Osceola Schools seeking architect for $30.7M middle school reconstruction

    Osceola Schools seeking architect for $30.7M middle school reconstruction

    Osceola County Schools is seeking an architectural and engineering firm for the $30.7 million reconstruction of St. Cloud Middle School. The district posted a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) this week for the project, the third school reconstruction in the last two years. Construction is already...

  • K. Hovnanian expands position in Horizon West with 100+ acres on Avalon Road

    K. Hovnanian expands position in Horizon West with 100+ acres on Avalon Road

    K. Hovnanian Homes recently paid $6.4 million for the next phase of its master-planned Winding Bay community in Horizon West. Orlando Division President Kyle Upper said the acquisition was part of an aggressive growth plan to open six new KHov communities in the next 12 months. "We're going to...

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  • Osceola County Schools seeking millions for surplus land in St. Cloud

    Osceola County Schools seeking millions for surplus land in St. Cloud

    The Osceola County School District has set a minimum price of nearly $3 million for 45 acres of surplus land across three sites it's selling in the fast-growing St. Cloud submarket. Two of the sites were donated to the district by developers in exchange for school impact fee credits, but the county's...

  • Pulte buys lakefront land in St. Cloud approved for 329 homes

    Pulte buys lakefront land in St. Cloud approved for 329 homes

    Pulte Homes paid $6 million on Thursday for 127 acres just east of St. Cloud on the Alligator Chain of Lakes, with plans to start construction this year on a new 329-home subdivision. The homebuilder will pay an additional $6,079 to the seller at the sale of each completed home, which will bring...

  • St. Cloud developer to build $1M med office, seeks more value-add property

    St. Cloud developer to build $1M med office, seeks more value-add property

    Colosseum Properties will break ground this month on a new 5,000-square-foot medical office building across from St. Cloud Regional Medical Center. Colosseum President James Mangan paid $75,000 in 2015 for the half-acre at the corner of Budinger Avenue and 15th Street.  "I purchased it as a distressed...

  • St. Cloud Council wants to mirror Osceola's development moratorium

    St. Cloud Council wants to mirror Osceola's development moratorium

    St. Cloud's City Council has directed the city attorney to draft a development moratorium mirroring restrictions outlined in an ordinance enacted by Osceola County earlier this week. St. Cloud Mayor Nathan Blackwell spoke in favor of the county's moratorium during the Nov. 6 public hearing. He...

  • Orlando engineer plans new flex industrial space in St. Cloud business park

    Orlando engineer plans new flex industrial space in St. Cloud business park

    A family investment group has purchased two lots in a St. Cloud industrial park and filed construction plans last week for 28,032 square feet of flex warehouse space there. The company, 4A Development Group LLC, is led by Andy Arvelo and Jose A. Arvelo, president of Professional Engineering Management...

  • South Florida developer planning 451-home subdivision in St. Cloud

    South Florida developer planning 451-home subdivision in St. Cloud

    South Florida-based BBX Capital is in discussions with several local homebuilders for a 451-home subdivision next to Gramercy Farms in St. Cloud. BBX won approval this month from the St. Cloud City Council for its Preliminary Subdivision Plan for the "Old Hickory" Planned Unit Development (PUD)....

  • St. Cloud to rebuild and revitalize downtown's New York Avenue in 2018

    St. Cloud to rebuild and revitalize downtown's New York Avenue in 2018

    The city of St. Cloud will embark on a $3.7 million reconstruction of New York Avenue this year as the first phase of an ambitious redevelopment effort of the downtown core.  Planning and Zoning Director Andre Anderson told GrowthSpotter the project was already in development when the city launched...

  • Richmond American Homes adds more lots in St. Cloud for entry-level product

    Richmond American Homes adds more lots in St. Cloud for entry-level product

    Richmond American Homes spent more than $8 million in late December to expand its lot inventory in St. Cloud. The homebuilder closed two acquisitions before year's end, Orlando Division President Ben Shoemaker told GrowthSpotter, paying $5 million for Phase 2 of the 198-lot Pinewood Gardens subdivision...

  • St. Cloud Council rejects 6-month moratorium on new development

    St. Cloud Council rejects 6-month moratorium on new development

    St. Cloud's City Council voted 3-2 Thursday night against implementing a six-month moratorium on new residential development that would have largely mirrored the Osceola County policy that went into effect in November.  The proposed ordinance would have stopped all approvals and processing for...

  • Clearwater developer lines up builders for 233-lot subdivision in St. Cloud

    Clearwater developer lines up builders for 233-lot subdivision in St. Cloud

    Clearwater-based CG Land Services is wrapping up horizontal development of a 233-lot subdivision in St. Cloud, and plans to deliver the first half of the lots to two national production homebuilders by April. D.R. Horton and Richmond American Homes are both under contract to buy the finished lots,...

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  • MI Homes to build 105-lot subdivision in St. Cloud's Canoe Creek corridor

    MI Homes to build 105-lot subdivision in St. Cloud's Canoe Creek corridor

    MI Homes paid $1.3 million last week for 26 acres in St. Cloud that the builder has led through permitting for a 105-lot subdivision. The site on Pine Tree Drive, east of Canoe Creek Road, was originally planned to be Phase 4 of the Covington Estates subdivision. MI Homes has renamed the project...

  • St. Cloud needs more planners, inspectors to keep up with building boom

    St. Cloud needs more planners, inspectors to keep up with building boom

    After rejecting a proposed moratorium on residential development, St. Cloud's City Council will consider a request from its planning department to add more staff. The City Council voted 3-2 on Feb. 9 against the six-month moratorium that would have largely mirrored a policy enacted by Osceola County....

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