Habitat Greater Orlando's First Multifamily Community
Habitat Greater Orlando is in the midst of constructing its most ambitious homebuilding effort to date: Stag Horn Villas, an $8 million, 58-townhome community. The community has been blessed with several generous sponsors that are making construction possible. Not only is this Habitat’s first multifamily development, it is also the most green and energy-efficient. Currently, families have moved into the six completed buildings; the seventh building is currently under construction.
Stag Horn’s townhomes have received the ENERGY STAR and WATER STAR certifications and the model home has received the Florida Green Building Coalition’s “Gold” designation. The community has also received a certificate for participating in the Florida friendly landscaping program. Some of the homes’ features include: R-30 insulation; low VOC paint; recycled carpet; compact fluorescent lighting fixtures; ENERGY STAR refrigerators and front load washers; white roof shingles; environmentally friendly Boracare termite treatment; Florida friendly landscaping including drought-resistant plants and Bahia sod; Fertigator fertilizing system (made with fish protein and injected into the drip irrigation water system); low-e double pane windows; 14-SEER heat pump systems; monitored fire sprinklers throughout and burglar alarm systems. The Energy Star rating was made possible largely through partnerships with the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) Siemens and Professional Testing Associates.
Once complete, the 3.9-acre neighborhood will provide affordable homes for 58 local families. Located on Stag Horn Drive and Silver Star Road, the community will feature 10 buildings, each of which will include four to eight townhomes surrounded by green spaces and play areas. Stag Horn Villas is slated for completion in Spring 2013.
Square Footage/Home: (1,150 SF) – 3 Bedrooms, 1 ½ Baths Construction Started: October 2008 Anticipated Completion: Spring 2013 Average Mortgage: Est.$650/mo. (includes taxes, insurance, and association dues) Loan Description: 20 Year – 0% interest loan Families are Selected: Based on housing need, ability to pay mortgage & willingness to partner (sweat equity) Elementary School: Lake Silver Elementary School Middle School: Carver Middle School High School: Evans High School