Habitat Greater Orlando's First Multifamily Community
Habitat Greater Orlando has completed its most ambitious homebuilding effort to date: Stag Horn Villas, an $8 million, 58-townhome community. The community was blessed with several generous sponsors that made construction possible. Not only is this Habitat Greater Orlando's first multifamily development, it is also the most green and energy-efficient.
Stag Horn’s townhomes have received the ENERGY STAR certification and the model home has received the Florida Green Building Coalition’s “Gold” designation. The community is Florida Water Star certified. Stag Horn Villas is one of only two Water Star Certified communities in the St. Johns River Water Management District and one of only five communities state wide to qualify. The community also received a certificate for participating in the Florida friendly landscaping program. Some of the homes’ features include: R-30 insulation; low VOC paint; recyclable fiber 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.
The now complete, 3.9-acre neighborhood will provide affordable homes for 58 local families. Located on Stag Horn Drive and Silver Star Road, the community features 10 buildings, each of which include four to eight townhomes surrounded by green spaces and play areas.
Square Footage/Home: (1,150 SF) – 3 Bedrooms, 1 ½ Baths Construction Started: October 2008 Anticipated Completion: Spring 2013 Average Mortgage: Est.$600/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