Most rental apartment dwellers in Volusia County probably don’t know the man who has been responsible for some of the most intense apartments development in the area.

Granted his company isn’t based in Volusia, it’s in Lake Mary.

But David McDaniels and his Integra Land Co. has built thousands of apartments from one end of the county to the other. And he’s still at it.

The big news is Mr. McDaniels has bought the apartments site at 3230 S. Ridgewood Ave. in South Daytona for $4.7 million and, in partnership with Tequesta Development Group, will start construction within two weeks, according to a City of South Daytona news release. The 256-unit luxury complex will now be called the Enclave at 3230.

In Volusia, Integra most recently completed Sands Parc on Williamson Boulevard, just north of LPGA Boulevard in Daytona Beach. It’s just one road over from Integra Shores on Clyde Morris Boulevard. Integra also has in development Integra 289 Exchange in DeBary and Integra Dunes near DeLand.

The apartments site at 3230 S. Ridgewood has been sitting there for a long time and I thought for sure was going to get built earlier this year, but with Integra involved, you can definitely expect to see it go up now.

The apartment buildings will be four stories in a Florida Vernacular design with one, two and three bedroom units, featuring gourmet kitchens, granite countertops, large islands, high-end cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, open floor plans and private garages. The common area for the gated community includes a pool, clubhouse, e-lounge, fitness area, outdoor kitchen, fountains and a dog park.

The news release stated the first units are expected to be completed in a year with occupancy in November 2020.

In other apartments news, construction is starting on the Reserve at Orange City, a 105-unit affordable apartments complex along Junior Street, behind the Kohl’s-anchored West Volusia Towne Centre.

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Not much commercial real estate news to report, but there is a fairly large one. Global Fund Investments of Sunrise has bought the Publix-anchored Deltona Commons shopping center at 605 Courtland Blvd. for $8 million. Also, Luxury Builders has bought two lots in the new riverfront Angler's Cove, next to Admiralty Club in Port Orange, for $520,000.

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On a final note, construction is starting on the 124-room Extended Stay America hotel at 275 Interchange Blvd. in Ormond Beach on the west side of Interstate 95.

Managing Editor Cecil G. Brumley has been tracking business and the economy in Volusia County for more than 22 years. Contact him at cbrumley@hometownnewsmediagroup.com (no hyphens) or follow him on Twitter @cecilbrumley.

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