Entries by halldsi

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 […]

The Grow Coming to Fruition; January 23, 2020

THE GROW MITIGATING THE EFFECTS OF LARGE SCALE PROJECT IN EAST ORLANDO Orlando, Florida (January 14, 2020) Orange County Commissioner Emily Bonilla has long advocated for the protection of rural land. In 2016, a developer proposed a large scale development in the rural settlement area of east Orange County. Before coming to office, Commissioner Bonilla […]

New residential community in Apopka for DR Horton; December 19, 2019

More details emerge for land across Orlando Health’s envisioned medical campus in Apopka By Amanda Rabines Growthspotter | Dec 18, 2019 | 6:38 PM An aerial view of the planned residential project across from Orlando Health’s envisioned medical campus in Apopka. (Orange County Property Appraiser/GrowthSpotter) Orlando Beltway Associates is trying to successfully pass off plans […]

South Lake Crossings zoning approved; November 22, 2019

Lennar under contract for 1,850 homesites along Clermont’s Wellness Way By Laura Kinsler Growthspotter | Nov 21, 2019 | 6:33 PM Clermont has approved and annexed the 743-acre Wellness Way Planned Unit Development that will bring over 2,000 new homes and apartments to South Lake County. (HDSi/VHB) Homebuilding giant Lennar is under contract for the […]

Round-abouts are the Safer Alternative; November 21, 2019

Are roundabouts really safer than traditional intersections? By Tim Harlow Star Tribune October 19, 2019 — 3:08pm By next summer, a new roundabout will replace a traditional a traffic signal at a busy and often congested intersection in downtown Prior Lake, and Lois Kocon isn’t convinced it will make things any better. “It makes me […]