Entries by halldsi

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 […]

COVID causes havoc with development processing; March 24, 2020

Orange County cancels upcoming zoning meetings until further notice By Amanda Rabines Growthspotter | Mar 20, 2020 | 3:32 PM A site plan for the O-Town West mixed-use development in Orange County. The project is one of several cases on hold to seek P&Z approvals.(Unicorp National Developments) Orange County just confirmed it will be cancelling […]

Housing Shortage in Orange County – Then why is it so hard to get a new project approved?; March 3, 2020

Orlando’s housing supply hit a record low this year, leaving a shortage of 6,500 homes By Caroline Glenn Orlando Sentinel | Mar 03, 2020 | 6:15 AM In January, there were just 7,030 homes on the market for sale, according to the most recent report from the Orlando Regional Realtors Association (David Zalubowski/AP) Orlando’s housing […]

Golf Course Redevelopment in east Orange County, Florida; March 3, 2020

Plans to redevelop EastWood golf course have resurfaced amid announcement to close By Amanda Rabines Growthspotter | Mar 02, 2020 | 6:26 PM A majority of the subject parcels highlighted in white will be redeveloped to support a new 304 single-family subdivision. (Orange County Property Appraiser/GrowthSpotter) Orlando-based Benge Development Corporation is looking to redevelop a […]

HallDSi leads Marriott World Center Expansion; February 6, 2020

Marriott Orlando World Center hotel wants to get larger, embarks on expansion plan By Amanda Rabines Growthspotter | Feb 05, 2020 | 5:28 PM A rendering of the newly proposed meeting space at the Marriott Orlando World Center hotel. (DLR Group) The world’s largest Marriott hotel wants to get even bigger. Bethesda, Maryland-based Host Hotels […]