Entries by halldsi

Grande Lakes residences a great success; May 10, 2021

Newly built homes in the Grande Lakes Resort community in Orlando sell for more than $2M By AMANDA RABINES GROWTHSPOTTER | MAY 07, 2021 AT 5:15 PM Single-family homes at Ritz-Carlton Residences Orlando span about 3,000 square feet. (Ian Roth/Stockworth Realty Group) Some of the first homes built within Chuck Whittall’s Ritz-Carlton Residences Orlando subdivision are fetching over $2 million. What previously […]

Happy Third Anniversary; May 4th, 2021

HDSi is pleased to announce our third anniversary of business.  While 2020 will be remembered for a myriad of reasons, to HDSi it was a watershed year of successfully completed projects under stressful conditions.  This has continued in 2021 with hopefully the significant reduction of the pandemic as the year progresses.  To all of our […]

Large Mixed Use Project in Osceola County Moving Forward; April 28, 2021

New mixed-use districts in Osceola are being planned for 14,000-plus homes By LAURA KINSLER GROWTHSPOTTER | APR 23, 2021 AT 4:39 PM Osceola County is wrapping up the master planning effort for its two final mixed-use districts. District 5 abuts the South Lake Toho element, which have already been approved. The 365-acre Yates assemblage, circled in white, could be […]

HDSi leads development in Kelly Park in north Apopka; March 24, 2021

D.R. Horton signs onto planned subdivisions in Apopka By AMANDA RABINES GROWTHSPOTTER | MAR 23, 2021 AT 5:09 PM D.R. Horton is looking to introduce more than 400 single-family homes and townhomes in Apopka. (City of Apopka) D.R. Horton continues to expand their footprint in Apopka.  The homebuilders were recently listed in applications for two separately proposed subdivisions currently […]

HDSi leads Downtown Windermere redevelopment; February 16,2021

Developer Jim Karr and Westgate’s Jim Gissy ignite plans for commercial development in downtown Windermere By AMANDA RABINES GROWTHSPOTTER | FEB 12, 2021 AT 5:54 PM The 2.2-acre lot sits across from a new 11,000-square-foot municipal town complex under construction. (Orange County Property Appraiser) Downtown Windermere may be getting more commercial space. Veteran developer Jim Karr and business partner Jim […]

HDSi leads a major new convention hotel design; January 7, 2021

Skorman Construction preps land near SeaWorld for dense hotel and retail development By AMANDA RABINES GROWTHSPOTTER | JAN 05, 2021 AT 6:00 PM The proposed hotel development is being planned on a 6.5-acre site along Westwood Boulevard, next to a recently completed Tru by Hilton hotel. (Orange County) Developer and contractor Mark Skorman wants to embellish some properties he owns […]

Talmadge Gardens in Deland, Florida is the next HDSi community; October 1, 2020

500 acres located on International Speedway Boulevard in Deland is the latest design project for HDSi.  Primarily a residential community located across from the high school, the housing types range from townhomes and narrow lots  on up to estate homes on Lake Talmadge.  The neighborhood design emphasizes a walkable community with access to the school […]

Jim Hall helps mentor UCF students in real estate development; April 21, 2020

We were proud to watch our team of University of Central Florida real estate students present their vision for redevelopment of Orlando’s Fashion Square mall property last week during the UCF Case Competition, sponsored by NAIOP Central Florida Chapter. Dubbed “City Beautiful Development” students Ryan Griffith, Kyle Ruperto, CAPM, LEED GA, Matt Santangelo and Norven […]