Entries by halldsi

New residential community in Apopka; July 18, 2023

Mixed-income project planned near Apopka promises to designate 20 percent of units as affordable After acquiring 40 acres near Apoka, shown here, an Orlando-based construction and land development company is planning to bring a mixed-income project to this segment of Northwest Orange County with townhomes, market-rate apartments, and affordable housing units. After acquiring 40 acres […]

Another hotel project moves forward; May 4, 2023

An estimated $400 million project, the seven-story Fairmont Orlando is expected to open in 2025 with 550 rooms. (Smallwood) By DUSTIN WYATT | dwyatt@growthspotter.com | GrowthSpotter PUBLISHED: May 3, 2023 at 3:27 p.m. | UPDATED: May 3, 2023 at 5:53 p.m. Development Ventures Group (DEVEN) has taken a critical step forward on a $400 million plan to bring Fairmont’s luxury hotel product […]

Convention Hotel Moving Forward; April 25, 2023

Future Brightline extension, new Universal theme park amp up excitement for long-planned 36-story hotel project By Dustin Wyatt Growthspotter Apr 24, 2023 at 5:57 pm Expand The project, approved by Orange County in early 2022, consists of a 36-story,1,000-room hotel attached to a six-story parking garage with 1,000 spaces. (Smallwood) When Kevin Skorman first rolled out plans […]

Hickory Grove is moving forward; February 16, 2023

Hickory Grove would add nearly 1,200 more homes and jobs to Wellness Way area By Yvette C. Hammett Growthspotter Feb 15, 2023 at 5:11 pm Expand Hickory Groves is the latest master-planned community in the pipeline for the Lake County’s Wellness Way Area. It’s surrounded by new development from Lennar, Pulte and other homebuilders. (HDSI) The owners of […]

Lone Palm Road is a new residential corridor; November 30, 2022

Hancock Lone Palm Road near Waterford Lakes poised for nearly 270 housing units By Dustin Wyatt Growthspotter Nov 29, 2022 at 4:51 pm Expand Hancock Lone Palm Road, which stems off to the south of Colonial Drive just east of S.R. 408, has at least 270 single-family housing units in the pipeline across several projects led […]

High end residential project hits the market; October 6, 2022

Orlando’s largest home hits the market again, priced at $30M By Laura Kinsler Growthspotter Oct 04, 2022 at 3:56 pm The main house on the 18-acre compound is roughly 25,000 square feet. The property has been on and off the market since 2015. (UNEEK Luxury Photography) The 50,000-square-foot Colonial Revival mansion on Lake Down in Windermere regarded […]

The Grow moves towards development; October 4, 2022

Orange County signs off on segment of nearly 1,200-acre agrihood project, first of its kind in Orlando By Dustin Wyatt Growthspotter Oct 04, 2022 at 3:57 pm The Orlando market’s first Agrihood community will include 2,078 residential lots and more than 100,000 square feet of commercial space centered around a nine-acre working farm. (PFD)   When Dwight […]

HDSi planning a 270 acre mixed use project in Lake County; September 7, 2022

Developer revives Mount Dora Groves mixed-use project, but in Lake County By Yvette C. Hammett and Laura Kinsler Growthspotter Sep 07, 2022 at 3:45 pm Mount Dora Groves would straddle U.S. 441, next to the Country Club of Mount Dora. (Lake County Property Appraiser)   Bering Homes’ plan for a 224.6-acre mixed-use development on U.S. 441 next to the […]

HDSi working on a mixed income project in Apopka; August 9, 2022

Orange County wants to incentivize developers to build mixed-income communities By Dustin Wyatt Growthspotter Aug 09, 2022 at 6:00 pm Monroe Landings, built by Wendover Housing Partners, is an example of a mixed-income community in Sanford. (Wendover Housing Partners) Last summer, the longtime owner of 40 acres of land in Apopka began hashing out development ideas for […]

After much travail, 1,000 room convention hotel approved near SeaWorld; April 20, 2022

HOTELS & HOSPITALITY DEVELOPMENT NEWS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA New hotel planned for Orlando’s Westwood Boulevard near SeaWorld and OCCC By Dustin Wyatt Growthspotter Apr 18, 2022 at 5:09 pm Expand A rendering shows how a future 1,000 room hotel on Westwood Boulevard will look (Smallwood Architecture) Westwood Boulevard ― a road that runs parallel to State Road […]