Winter Park Developments

  • Michigan-based McKinley pays $45.5M for Winter Park apartment complex

    Michigan-based McKinley pays $45.5M for Winter Park apartment complex

    Sapphire Winter Park Apartments, a 348-unit garden apartment community, became the fourth Winter Park property to be acquired by Ann Arbor, Mich.-based McKinley Companies . Using affiliates Sapphire Apartments, I and II LLC, McKinley paid $45.5 million for the apartments located at 1743 Semoran...

  • Scion of Orange auto dealership family pays $3.6+M for Winter Park, lake-front home

    Scion of Orange auto dealership family pays $3.6+M for Winter Park, lake-front home

    The executive manager of one of Orange County’s oldest family-owned auto dealerships paid just over $3.6 million for a lakefront estate in Winter Park, according to a deed signed Monday. The single-story, 5,994-square-foot house on Summerland Avenue boasts 180 feet of Lake Maitland frontage on...

  • SunRail boosted property values around stations by $2.4B, study says

    SunRail boosted property values around stations by $2.4B, study says

    A new study commissioned by the Florida Department of Transportation has confirmed what local transit enthusiasts have promised: SunRail is proving to be a good investment. Property values around the first 12 stations increased by $2.4 billion (63 percent) from 2011-2017, and FDOT estimates that...

  • Bids for demo make way for redevelopment in Winter Park’s Orange Ave. corridor

    Bids for demo make way for redevelopment in Winter Park’s Orange Ave. corridor

    The City of Winter Park is still determining the future of the Orange Avenue corridor which, “will be the template for development regulations and design standards that can be used on other corridors, such as West Fairbanks,” according to Planning Manager Jeffrey Briggs. Of particular interest...

  • Trammell Crow prepping second apartment complex on church-owned land

    Trammell Crow prepping second apartment complex on church-owned land

    With construction well underway at its Alexan North End apartments, Trammell Crow Residential is prepping for the next phase of the community to be built on the Calvary Assembly of God property just north of Downtown Orlando. The Atlanta-based developer filed a Specific Parcel Master Plan (SPMP)...

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  • Leading industrial developer pays $4M for second home in Winter Park

    Leading industrial developer pays $4M for second home in Winter Park

    The lead executive of industrial developer McCraney Property Company paid $4.055 million on Wednesday in an off-market deal for his second home in Winter Park. Located off N. Park Avenue along a private drive and on a peninsula extending into Lake Maitland, the two-story home was built in 1978...

  • AEW Capital-managed vehicle pays $72M+ for renovated Winter Park retail center

    AEW Capital-managed vehicle pays $72M+ for renovated Winter Park retail center

    An investment vehicle managed by Boston-based AEW Capital Management paid $72.75 million on Thursday for one of Winter Park's newest shopping centers, marking its re-entry to the Greater Orlando market since a major office deal in 2014.  Located at 501 N. Orlando Ave. just south of the Lee Road...

  • Rollins pursues permits for renovation & expansion of central campus bldg

    Rollins pursues permits for renovation & expansion of central campus bldg

    Rollins College is pursuing permits for the partial demolition and renovation of Mills Memorial Hall, one of its most prominent buildings on the Winter Park campus. Located in the south-central portion of the campus north of the Cornell Campus Center, west of Chase Hall and east of Olin Library,...

  • Winter Park National Bank buys drive-thru property for future expansion

    Winter Park National Bank buys drive-thru property for future expansion

    Winter Park National Bank, which celebrates its one-year anniversary next week, paid $1.5 million on Wednesday for a former SunTrust drive-in teller property next to its office to set up future expansion. Located at 345 Carolina Ave., the 0.45-acre parcel lies a block west of Winter Park's Central...

  • High-end condo conversion proposed for Winter Park office bldg near Park Ave

    High-end condo conversion proposed for Winter Park office bldg near Park Ave

    Winter Park investors are proposing to convert a 20-year-old office building just two blocks from central Park Avenue into high-end condomiums, following a successful trend of redeveloping commercial sites into luxury homes near the city's downtown. Located at 338 W. Morse Blvd., the acre parcel...

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  • Local physicians close on Winter Park site for medical office bldg, seek more land

    Local physicians close on Winter Park site for medical office bldg, seek more land

    A group of local physicians paid $3.5 million in late May for city-owned land in Winter Park with plans approved for a new medical office building. They claim a major hospital group is now lined up to lease, and are looking for more land for a second round of development.  The 1.51 acres at 1111...

  • South Florida investor buys third Winter Park CRE asset along Orlando Ave

    South Florida investor buys third Winter Park CRE asset along Orlando Ave

    Hollywood-based TCII Capital Group spent $3.1 million last week for the former Copytronics building -- its third commercial asset in Winter Park.  The office space expands the firm's growing footprint in Central Florida. Located just north of the intersection of Orlando and Fairbanks avenues, the...

  • Winter Park seeks engineering firm to help plan burying of power lines

    Winter Park seeks engineering firm to help plan burying of power lines

    The City of Winter Park wants to hire a civil engineering firm to design plans to bury existing overhead power lines across the city, according to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued on Saturday. The city covers approximately nine square miles, with a  population of 29,317 that breaks down...

  • Darden Corporation CEO sells Winter Park estate for $2.5M

    Darden Corporation CEO sells Winter Park estate for $2.5M

    The CEO of Orlando-based Darden Corporation has sold his Winter Park estate home for $2.5 million.  The Santa Barbara mission-style home occupies a double lot on the 600 block of Via Lugano. It has more than 7,000 square feet of living space with a private courtyard entrance and three-car garage. ...

  • Long-running tailor shop owner buys Winter Park retail property on U.S. 17-92

    Long-running tailor shop owner buys Winter Park retail property on U.S. 17-92

    The owners of a long-running tailor shop in Winter Park paid $2.515 million last week for their own multi-tenant building and a neighboring asset, the latest investment to validate retail property values along a busy stretch of U.S. 17-92.  Located at 1245 Michigan Ave.-995 S. Orlando Ave., the...

  • Local construction manager pays $2.29M+ for home in Winter Park's The Vias

    Local construction manager pays $2.29M+ for home in Winter Park's The Vias

    A local construction entrepreneur paid more than $2.293 million in late April for a new home in Winter Park's The Vias, neighboring the Winter Park Racquet Club.  Located on three lots on Via Venetia within walking distance of the Isle of Sicily and Lake Maitland, the 6,208-square-foot custom home...

  • Citrus company lead exec pays $3.3M+ for lakefront Winter Park home

    Citrus company lead exec pays $3.3M+ for lakefront Winter Park home

    A local citrus company executive and his wife paid more than $3.32 million on Friday for a lakefront home less than a mile from Park Avenue.  Located on Green Cove Road in Winter Park, the quarter-acre property borders LakeMaitland. Built in 1991, the home features 6,763 square feet of conditioned...

  • Local CRE investment couple buys historic lakefront home in Winter Park

    Local CRE investment couple buys historic lakefront home in Winter Park

    A local real estate investment and development couple paid $2.75 million on Friday for a historic lakefront home near downtown Winter Park, drawn from the suburbs to live closer to their commercial projects.  Located on Virginia Drive in Winter Park, the 0.69-acre lot features views of the Rollins...

  • Rollins College preps filing of room & garage expansion plan for The Alfond Inn

    Rollins College preps filing of room & garage expansion plan for The Alfond Inn

    Rollins College is about a month away from filing plans for expansion of The Alfond Inn, the first of three new development projects to come on campus that are driven by multi-million dollar private gifts.  The college has received "a substantial" monetary gift from a donor within the past year,...

  • Schematic design, project cost updated for new Winter Park library & events center

    Schematic design, project cost updated for new Winter Park library & events center

    The City of Winter Park has a new schematic design package for the planned library and events center at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, including new renderings and associated project costs. The city's owner representative, Pizzuti Solutions, is recommending the City Commission approve moving forward...

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  • Local developer pays $6.5M for historic Winter Park home, sells Oviedo estate

    Local developer pays $6.5M for historic Winter Park home, sells Oviedo estate

    A veteran local developer and venture capitalist paid $6.5 million in January to buy one of downtown Winter Park's oldest homes, and this week sold his custom-built Oviedo estate for $2.6 million.  Located in the 300 block of N. Interlachen Avenue, the 2-acre property features elevated views of...

  • Tampa developer enters Winter Park market w/car wash site redevelopment

    Tampa developer enters Winter Park market w/car wash site redevelopment

    Tampa-based developer Wagner Property Group paid $3.05 million on Wednesday for its first retail property in Winter Park, with plans to demolish and build anew for a financial services client. Located at 633 N. Orlando Ave., the 0.8-acre parcel lies directly west of the Winter Park Village shopping...

  • Winter Park weighs two new offers for retail development of Lee Road parcel

    Winter Park weighs two new offers for retail development of Lee Road parcel

    The city of Winter Park has two new retail development bids for a half acre of public land along Lee Road near the Interstate 4 intersection, each offering different paths to profitability for the site. City Commissioners will be asked at their Jan. 22 meeting to consider two very different offers...

  • Arkansas-based bank has Winter Park site under contract for market entry

    Arkansas-based bank has Winter Park site under contract for market entry

    Arkansas-based Bank of the Ozarks has a prominent site in Winter Park under contract, with plans to build a flagship branch and office building that would mark its Orlando market entry for retail lending. Located at 1100 N. Orange Ave., the 1.88-acre parcel boasts frontage on the heavily trafficked...

  • Winter Park Housing Authority seeks architecture and engineering contractors

    Winter Park Housing Authority seeks architecture and engineering contractors

    The Winter Park Housing Authority wants to hire one or more architecture and engineering firms to help it with potential renovation projects and property acquisitions in 2018 and beyond, according to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued on Thursday. Created in 1970, the Housing Authority owns...

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  • NBA’s Austin Rivers turns quick profit on sale of Winter Park home to local CEO

    NBA’s Austin Rivers turns quick profit on sale of Winter Park home to local CEO

    Less than one year after he bought it, NBA player Austin J. Rivers sold his Phil Kean Design Group home in Winter Park last week for $2.9 million, representing a 6.8 percent profit over 11 months.  The sale price breaks down to more than $661 per square foot, which ranks 10th in value per square...

  • Winter Park's The Mayflower files expansion plan request for 16 acres

    Winter Park's The Mayflower files expansion plan request for 16 acres

    The Mayflower Retirement Community in Winter Park has readied plans for seven new buildings as part of a revived expansion plan for its 29-acre campus, and will seek city approval next month for the concept and a crucial rezoning.  GrowthSpotter first reported in September that The Mayflower management...

  • Tampa-based investors pay $53M for second Orlando-area apts in past month

    Tampa-based investors pay $53M for second Orlando-area apts in past month

    Tampa-based multifamily investor Robbins Property Associates paid $53.3 million on Friday for the 432-unit Winter Park Commons apartments, with plans to invest heavily in interior and amenity upgrades.  Rebranded this week as Venue at Winter Park, the 23.08-acre property is located at 5 Autumn...

  • Cunningham leads Zyscovich Architects to new heights in Winter Park

    Cunningham leads Zyscovich Architects to new heights in Winter Park

    Veteran architect John Cunningham has placed his personal touch on some of downtown Winter Park's most notable buildings over a 22-year career, and is now driving the growth of Zyscovich Architects' local office with a bird's-eye view of it all.  The 25-year resident of Winter Park and Baldwin...

  • Rukus Cycling Studios plans market entry in Winter Park & Downtown Orlando

    Rukus Cycling Studios plans market entry in Winter Park & Downtown Orlando

    A new local development group is bringing its own indoor cycling studio brand to market, with the first space leased in Winter Park, a second coming in Downtown Orlando and aggressive franchise growth planned for 2018.  Joe Wheeler, principal with Winter Park-based Blink Development Group, has...

  • Investor preps Winter Park infill site for townhomes near future Sprouts market

    Investor preps Winter Park infill site for townhomes near future Sprouts market

    A local property investor is planning 18 new fee-simple townhomes on a Winter Park infill site that's within walking distance of the future Sprouts Farmers Market planned at Winter Park Corners retail center.  To be located at the northwest corner of Aloma Avenue and N. Lakemont Avenue, the project's...

  • Winter Park seeks planning firm for continuing services contract

    Winter Park seeks planning firm for continuing services contract

    The city of Winter Park is seeking local planning firms to apply for a continuing services contract that could run for the next five years, according to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued Friday. The chosen firm or individual will be asked to provide services on an as-needed basis, and must have...

  • New Mexico dental specialist pays $7.1M for 'piece of art' Winter Park home

    New Mexico dental specialist pays $7.1M for 'piece of art' Winter Park home

    A former New Mexico-based dental specialist could have moved his family anywhere in Central Florida in recent months with the option to manage his company remotely. But it was the lifestyle of downtown Winter Park that drew him to pay $7.1 million on Wednesday for the former lakefront home of local...

  • Bainbridge buys Ravaudage apts site in Winter Park, eyes early December start

    Bainbridge buys Ravaudage apts site in Winter Park, eyes early December start

    Wellington, Fla.-based The Bainbridge Companies paid $6.95 million on Monday for a 3.7-acre site in Winter Park's Ravaudage development, with early December targeted for groundbreaking on a planned five-story, 278-unit apartment complex with some of the multifamily market's newest amenities.  Located...

  • Local multifamily developer exec pays $4.39M+ for Park Avenue home

    Local multifamily developer exec pays $4.39M+ for Park Avenue home

    A principal in one of Orlando's largest multifamily development firms paid more than $4.39 million earlier this month for a home on Winter Park's exclusive Twelve Oaks peninsula, ranking as the sixth highest home sale price in Orange County this year.  Located in the 1200 block of N. Park Avenue,...

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  • Wekiva Capital has land under contract near Winter Park Village, eyes townhomes

    Wekiva Capital has land under contract near Winter Park Village, eyes townhomes

    Winter Park developer Chris Hughes of Wekiva Capital Partners has 1.67 acres under contract for future townhomes in Winter Park within walking distance of three prominent retail centers. The four contiguous parcels lie between Gay Road and Trovillion Court, directly south of the Winter Park Shopping...

  • Orlando Magic lead exec pays $2.8M for historic Winter Park home

    Orlando Magic lead exec pays $2.8M for historic Winter Park home

    The new president of basketball operations for the Orlando Magic recently paid $2.8 million for a house in Winter Park that once belonged to the family of famed Florida folksinger Gamble Rogers. Jeff Weltman, who was hired to lead operations for the NBA team in May, closed on the home in the Temple...

  • Winter Park favors two bidders pitching new office bldg for W. Fairbanks lot

    Winter Park favors two bidders pitching new office bldg for W. Fairbanks lot

    Winter Park will negotiate with two bidders for a city-owned parcel along busy W. Fairbanks Avenue and south of Martin Luther King Jr. park that have each proposed to develop new office buildings, following a vote by commissioners on Monday. The city began marketing in June a 1.51-acre property...

  • Phased redevelopment & new amenity concepts take shape for MLK Jr. Park

    Phased redevelopment & new amenity concepts take shape for MLK Jr. Park

    A phased redevelopment vision is taking shape for Winter Park's Martin Luther King Jr. Park, with new sports fields and public amenities being considered that would complement the $21 million new public library and civic center now in pre-construction planning and design. GAI Consultants' Community...

  • Winter Park downtown parking strategies & new deck locations to be considered

    Winter Park downtown parking strategies & new deck locations to be considered

    Transportation planners with Kimley-Horn and Associates are a month away from sharing their recommended strategies with Winter Park to improve parking in the city's downtown district, and gauged residents Thursday night on which they preferred. Concerns over limited parking in downtown -- be they...

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  • Head of local realty services firm buys historic Morse home in Winter Park

    Head of local realty services firm buys historic Morse home in Winter Park

    The lead executive of a local full-service commercial real estate firm and his wife paid $1.95 million on Friday for one of the oldest homes in Winter Park.  Located on Alexander Place on a cul de sac overlooking Lake Osceola and within walking distance to Park Avenue, the 0.3-acre parcel features...

  • Brasfield & Gorrie w/Lamm picked for CMAR on new Winter Park library

    Brasfield & Gorrie w/Lamm picked for CMAR on new Winter Park library

    Brasfield & Gorrie with Lamm & Company Partners were chosen on Wednesday by Winter Park city staff as the recommended Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) of a new $21 million public library and civic center project at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. A selection committee shortlisted three finalists...

  • Senior living group tabbed for next development at Ravaudage in Winter Park

    Senior living group tabbed for next development at Ravaudage in Winter Park

    Dan Bellows' Benjamin Partners Ltd. has 3 acres of the 73-acre Ravaudage property in Winter Park under contract to a Vero Beach-based senior living developer, with plans for an assisted living and memory care facility.  A Development Review Committee meeting on Wednesday will focus on development...

  • Winter Park ranks top 3 for CMAR of new library & civic center

    Winter Park ranks top 3 for CMAR of new library & civic center

    The city of Winter Park has three finalists in hand for the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) position on its new public library and civic center project at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, with presentations and a final ranking expected next week.  A selection committee met on Wednesday to shortlist...

  • Winter Park starts Orange Ave corridor planning, to consider mixed-use overlay

    Winter Park starts Orange Ave corridor planning, to consider mixed-use overlay

    The city of Winter Park is embarking this week on a year of extensive planning for future development standards of its Orange Avenue corridor, including the use of a mixed-use overlay district that could drive redevelopment.  Staff have enlisted Logan Simpson Design, Inc., to help lead a public...

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  • Winter Park avoids bids for 'Blake Yard' site, will market W. Fairbanks land

    Winter Park avoids bids for 'Blake Yard' site, will market W. Fairbanks land

    Winter Park city commissioners opted not to choose either of two purchase offers on Monday for a 0.45-acre public site in its downtown envisioned for new townhomes, and authorized staff to pursue the sale of a former bowling alley site on W. Fairbanks Avenue.  Formerly known as the Blake Yard site,...

  • Winter Park seeks landscape architect and engineer for roadway design

    Winter Park seeks landscape architect and engineer for roadway design

    The City of Winter Park is offering new continuing service contracts for a landscape architect and a civil engineering firm for roadway design, per Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) published on Friday.  For landscape architecture services, the contractor would be asked to handle landscape design...

  • Lowndes Law partner sells Winter Park home for $2.1M to neurosurgeon

    Lowndes Law partner sells Winter Park home for $2.1M to neurosurgeon

    A name partner in Orlando law firm Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., recently opted to downsize within Winter Park, buying a condo unit near Park Avenue in March and then selling his longtime lakefront home on April 17 for $2.1 million. Located on Henkel Circle, The two-story, 3,872-square-foot...

  • State bills under review could kill project funding for CRAs across Greater Orlando

    State bills under review could kill project funding for CRAs across Greater Orlando

    Two new bills under review in Tallahassee could phase out Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs) statewide, potentially cutting off millions of dollars in Greater Orlando that have been used by local governments to aid small businesses, attract corporate relocations and finance urban redevelopment. ...

  • Kean & Grosberg sell renovated Gamble Rogers home to local 'ROI Guy'

    Kean & Grosberg sell renovated Gamble Rogers home to local 'ROI Guy'

    The founder and CEO of a local valuation marketing business paid $2 million on March 10 for a James Gamble Rogers II-designed home in Winter Park, renovated over the past year by Phil Kean Design Group. Located on Alabama Drive with frontage on Lake Maitland, the 0.42-acre lot features a two-story...

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