Maitland’s last evidence of orange groves is soon to become apartments and shops with the Related Group’s $10 million purchase of 20 acres on Maitland Boulevard.
Construction is expected to start this week clearing the lake-pocketed site for Town Trelago apartments. Work is expected to start on the 350-unit apartment community in the next three or four months and completion planned in about two years.
Residents surrounding Lake Hope had long opposed development of almost 100 acres on the north side of Maitland Boulevard, just east of Interstate 4. Zoning for the overall 96-acre site, known as Maitland Concourse North, was approved in 2016 by the city, according to the Land Advisors team representing the Related Group.
“We went to great lengths to work with residents and had a number of community meetings,” said Jeff Robbins, vice president of development for the Miami-based developer. “The beauty of this project is that the apartments are set off from Maitland Boulevard and front on three lakes.”
Robbins described the residential plans calling for 13 buildings two-story apartment buildings facing lakefront. Three-story apartment buildings are closer to a planned retail center with 130,000 square feet. Apartment amenities are expected to include a clubhouse, fitness center with steam room, and outdoor trails.