Orlando: Developers plan to convert former Marriott golf course into 1,100-plus homes

Marriott Grande Pines Golf Club

Developers plan to transform the former Marriott Grande Pines Golf Club across from SeaWorld into 1,100-plus homes.

Florham Park, N.J.-based Ridgewood Real Estate Partners and New York-based Angelo, Gordon & Co. LP on Oct. 6 received approval from the Orange County Commission for a preliminary subdivision plan that would feature 423 single-family homes and townhomes on International Dr. and Westwood Blvd.

And a still-unnamed homebuilder has that portion of the property under contract to purchase and possibly start construction in the early part of next year, Ridgewood president Jonathan Grebow told the Orlando Business Journal.

According to the same source, developer Bainbridge Cos. has a site under contract within the development where it can build up to 350 multifamily units.

Another developer, Southern Investments, has a third parcel under contract, one that can be developed into a 180-unit multifamily project.

The residential portion of the overall golf course redevelopment is divided into 260 single-family home lots, 176 town home lots and a total of 700 apartment units on three separate parcels. That type of project would bring thousands of jobs to the region, while also creating a much-needed variety of new housing stock in one of Central Florida’s major employment areas.


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