The Blake Apartments


THE PROJECT: In the Spring of 2017, Catalyst commenced development on a new 281 unit, Class-A apartment community in Winter Springs, Florida. The 12-acre site will be developed at a projected cost of $42 million to set a new benchmark in Winter Springs apartment living with this luxury, 3-level, garden-style community.

Unique to the market with ultra high-tech features and amenities, the community also pulls influence from Mid-Century Modern designs and contemporary Scandinavian styling. Positioned on Michael Blake Boulevard, the developing community was effectively named "The Blake" as both associative of the local thoroughfare as well as to capture the desired retro-contemporary brand personality.

The Blake will offer one, two and three-bedroom apartment homes ranging from 698 to 1,374 square feet. Ultra high-end interior finishes will include: granite counters, subway tile backsplashes, two-tone cabinetry, and wood-inspired plank flooring. Floor plans incorporate gourmet kitchens with table-sized islands, stainless steel appliance packages, walk-in showers, nine-foot ceilings, spacious closets, and ceiling fans with wall mounted speed and lighting controls. Each home includes full-size, front-loading washers and dryers and most units feature balconies or outdoor patios. 

Community amenities include a resort-style pool with semi-private cabanas; 24 hour Strength and Cardio gym with interactive commercial equipment, Yoga/Spin room and virtual fitness training (Fitness-On-Demand); an outdoor fire pit with cozy seating and Summer kitchens with gas grill stations, a pizza oven and cafe style dining areas with a view of onsite water features. The Resident Clubhouse includes a multi-faceted entertainment package with gaming, billiards, and an abundant media lounge with WiFi throughout, while also featuring a central kitchen, gourmet coffee and refreshments, co-working huddle booths, and business center amenities. As a pet-friendly community, The Blake will feature a spacious fenced in bark park and a dog grooming spa. 

THE CATALYST: Winter Springs is a thriving and growing market just outside metro Orlando. Located .25 miles from FL-419 S/FL-434 E and Tuskawilla Road, The Blake will provide accessibility to professionals who commute to Orlando from Winter Springs. The Blake offers Winter Springs residents with a lower cost alternative for luxury apartment living just outside, but in close proximity to, Orlando. The Blake is situated next to a Publix-anchored Town Center and is right off the Seminole Trail bike path. Just 5 minutes away from Lake Jessup and close to Downtown Orlando, The Blake provides accessibility to highly desirable restaurants and shops. Within a quality school district, The Blake truly presents an ideal location for professionals and families to enjoy apartment living without sacrificing fine amenities. 

PROJECTED RESULTS: The 12-acre site, located at 201 Michael Blake Blvd, Winter Springs, FL 32708, is currently under construction. Pre-leasing commenced in March/April 2018, with first move-ins scheduled for Fall 2018. 

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