May 27, 2015:
ON May 7, 2015 the Haines City Planning Commission approved three separate zoning applications which will clear the way for the development of over 2300 rental apartment homes.
CBD Real Estate Investment LLC, a Celebration based real estate investment, development and building company, has received zoning board approval and will soon prepare engineering and architectural plans for each of the three new master planned communities.
Liberty Bluff, located on 19 acres on the south side of Hinson Road near Powerline Road, will be the location of 224 one, two and three bedroom apartments in three story buildings. The amenities include a pool, clubhouse, bocce ball court, tot lot and dog park. Construction is expected to begin in the fourth quarter 2015.
Covered Bridge at Liberty Bluff, located on 68 acres is located off of 30th Street and Robinson Road, across from the Haines City High School. There will be 960 apartments in three sections.
Bonnies Landing will adjoin Covered Bridge at Liberty Bluff to the north, and is located off of Grace Road and 30th Street. This four section community shall have 1152 apartments.
Construction of Covered Bridge at Liberty Bluff and Bonnie’s Landing are anticipated to break ground early in 2016.
According to David Waronker, President of CBD Real Estate, all three projects have been in planning since 2013. “We have been meeting with the City Planning, Zoning, and Construction departments for well over a year in order to create communities which are in the best interest of the City and the County. There was a lot of planning and thought put into these projects and we are confident that the housing to be provided will fill a void in the rental market in Central Polk County” says Waronker.
The apartments will range in size from 675 square feet up to 1425 square feet, have one, two and three bedrooms and up to three bathrooms. Rents are expected to range from $675 to $1425 per month. Currently there are no new rental communities in Haines City. According to Waronker, “There is a void in affordable, quality rental opportunities in the Haines City market. Like the rest of the country, state, and county, we expect our projects to be in high demand and with bring jobs and business to all of Central Florida”