RangeWater Develops Award-Winning, Environmentally-Friendly, Urban Rental Community

Orlanda, FL

Investment Information

The firm acquired the land for urban luxury infill development from bank on quick close below market basis and developed award-winning cutting-edge community.


STEELHOUSE apartments opened in 2012, providing great living spaces and exceptional amenities in the Gateway to downtown Orlando. Amenities appealing to young professions include the rooftop “Steel Lounge,” 24-hour “Steel Fit” fitness center, pool, sundeck, granite countertops etc. The environmentally-friendly community is a transit-oriented development located near the Lynx Central Station and SunRail with energy-efficient heating and air, stormwater control, recycling programs and bike storage.


Develop financially-sound, environmentally-friendly walkable community in prime urban location with cutting-edge amenities and design appealing to “Gen Y” renters

The Work

The planning process required sensitive negotiations with several government entities and a local design committee. The city wanted a landmark, so the design incorporates a beautiful gallery with huge, brilliantly lit storefront windows. An easement for the Urban Trail, a downtown walking and biking path, reduced the amount of developable land; through creativity, the firm managed to create a community that is both high-density and high-quality.

The Results

Thanks to RangeWater’s efforts, the community leased quickly – well ahead of schedule. Orlando’s mayor praised the development as a huge victory, which is creating a positive economic impact for the city. The Southeast Building Conference has bestowed it with two Aurora Awards.

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