By Ken Storey
While much of the focus has been on new developments in downtown recently (on that front I’m hearing rumors of at least two more apartment ‘towers’ to be announced by Spring ’14) other parts of Orlando are slowly but surely increasing density of their areas.
Over in Baldwin Park construction is wrapping up on Post Lake. Near the Village Center Jefferson Apartment Groups’ Azul is taking shape and David Weekly is closing out another block of city homes.
The David Weekly block features a single 3-story Firenze model with 4 townhomes with composite door Bristol doors, right now but the rest of the block looks to be getting prepped for more.
The big construction project is the new luxury apartments Azul Baldwin Park. This Jefferson Apartment Group project is the second that the locally based Winter Park Construction has been selected to do for the full-service real estate firm.
The 178-unit, wood frame Azul clocks in at just under $16 million ($15.7m). Filling 4 acres of previously empty plots near the Village Center Azul adds new density to the planned community with its 4 and 5-story building butting up against the small two lane streets. Just across the street is Blue Jacket Park
The entire boutique complex project is seeking LEED certification. Azul will feature an on-site day spa, covered parking, and a pool complex with hotel-style cabanas. The luxury apartments make look familiar, they were designed by Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, the same design firm behind many of Celebration’s multi-family buildings. They also designed for the Paramount on Lake Eola and Baldwin Park’s Village Center.
Both projects should be finished by first quarter 2014.
And now onto Azul…
For renderings of the finished apartments and floorplans check out AzulBaldwinPark.com