The builder M/I Homes started work on a residential development with 41 single-family homes and 43 townhomes near downtown Winter Garden and next to the West Orange Trail.
The first two models of Heritage at Plant Street are expected to open this year, the developer said. The community will include a pool, walkways and shared open space at East Plant and East Newell Streets. M/I did not release pricing.
The project emerges along a corridor the city hopes to reshape as a gateway.
In 2000, Winter Garden began buying up failing warehouses and other vacant parcels along East Plant Street for future development.