Massive Housing Development Proposed for Saint Cloud, Florida

Osceola County could soon approve a new housing development. Whaley Platt Development may comprise 2,818 units, ranging from townhomes to single-family residences. WESH2 notes that 1,825 units will be single-family detached homes with garages. Some homes could measure two stories. The community itself would require more than one million square feet of new construction. The homes will likely be at-market price.

Sources report that the venture could cost $1.1 billion to complete and will rest on 750 acres. It’s expected to draw at least 7,800 residents to the area. Amenities include a communal swimming pool, as well as a manmade lagoon. Here, residents can enjoy waterfront yoga, paddleboarding, and kayaking. Manmade recreational lagoons are becoming an emerging feature of many Central Florida communities.

The community is expected to draw at least 7,200 residents to the area.

Construction will not start before spring 2023. RJ Whidden & Associates, Inc. is the project’s consultant. Metro Development Group is the developer, and Hanson Walter & Associates, Inc. is the civil engineer.

Whaley Platt Development is right up against another housing development, Bella Tera. The latter community measure more than 600 acres and, like Whaley Platt Development, offers thousands of residential units.

Construction will not start before Spring 2023.

At this time, Whaley Platt Development does not have an exact address. However, it’s located in Saint Cloud, Florida, in Osceola County.

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1 Comment on "Massive Housing Development Proposed for Saint Cloud, Florida"

  1. Jonathan Aman | June 22, 2022 at 4:45 pm | Reply

    Hi, I don’t think it’s a done deal. According to Osceola’s BCC meeting minutes from June 15th, there are two votes to be held in July. I’m against it. 2,818 single family homes and townhomes on land that’s zoned mixed-use, the land is now rural or wild. 2,1818 cars at least on our roads, no mass transit anywhere and the developer caters to the affluent, not the Floridians struggling to find homes they can afford while they suffer from ridiculous rent. For heaven’s sake, look into the Tampa-based Metro Development Group; there’s nothing metro about their projects. If this gets approved, it will be more arrows for the uninspired, unimaginative developers that wants to splat another subdivision anywhere they can. I’m happy to help in anyway I can. I’m in Orlando. Thank you!

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