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Byline: Jack Snyder
Apr. 16--Winter Park-based Engineered Homes of Orlando Inc. is clearly bullish on the local housing market, despite the current sales slowdown.
The company is launching Johns Lake Pointe, a 197-acre community on the eastern shore of Johns Lake in Winter Garden. Company President Steve O'Dowd said the development will have 323 homes grouped in three villages. Prices will start in the $300,000s. This is Engineered Homes' largest undertaking since 2003, when it did the 774-lot Brighton Lakes development in Kissimmee. O'Dowd said Johns Lake Pointe will have $2 million in amenities, including a 4,600-square-foot clubhouse. The company has done two other developments in west Orange County: Forest Trails in Ocoee and The Enclave near Ocoee. Last year, the company sold 276 homes for more than $100 …