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2024



DIX Developments VIVE Eola Orlando

DIX Developments continues Lake County growth

ORLANDO, FL, January 25, 2024/Daily Commercial/ -- Dix Developments is buying the the Blake Baggett Motorsports of Grand Terrance, California property in Leesburg. Baggett, 32, a Motorcross champion, purchased the property a few years ago and sculpted the land for a practice track, according to Dan Miller, the city’s planning director. ...

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DIX Developments VIVE Eola Orlando

DIX Developments bringing two neighborhoods next to The Villages

ORLANDO, FL, January 22, 2024/GrowthSpotter/ -- DIX Developments is bringing two planned unit developments to South Leesburg. The two developments — Huntington Oaks and Blake Ridge — are poised to bring 380 single-family homes and 152 twin villas to the area. ...

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DIX Developments VIVE Eola Orlando

Newsmakers poised to own 2024

ORLANDO, FL, January 2, 2024/Orlando Sentinel/ -- James Dicks, CEO for Dix Developments LLC, whose to-do list for the coming year includes the construction of more than 4,000 single-family homes, roughly 1,100 townhomes, 1,600 apartments and 5.4 million square feet of flex space in Palm Bay. ...

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2023



DIX Developments Roan Bridge Town Center

Prolific developer's 2024 pipeline includes start of $2.5B community

ORLANDO, FL, December 21, 2023/Orlando Business Journal/ -- For James Dicks, 2024 will be a time when years of carefully crafted cultivation start to bear fruit. Dicks is the CEO of Orlando-based DIX Developments, quietly one of the region's busiest developers, with thousands upon thousands of lots for single-family homes in its development pipeline

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DIX Developments Roan Bridge Town Center

Philanthropic Cos.-Volunteers

ORLANDO, FL, December 1, 2023/Orlando Business Journal/ -- Orlando-based DIX Developments Ranked by C. Fla. employee volunteer hours comes in at number 25. James Dicks CEO of Orlando-based DIX Developments, said that one of the companies top missions is to give back, from the top down, all of our associates enjoy participating in our philanthropic efforts.

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DIX Developments VIVE Eola Orlando

Developer lines up massive $2.5B project in fast-growing Space Coast community

ORLANDO, FL, June 30, 2023/Orlando Business Journal/ -- An Orlando-area developer is betting big on Florida's Space Coast with a new mixed-use project that could eclipse $2.5 billion in value once built out. ...

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DIX Developments Roan Bridge Town Center

DIX Developments prepping for construction soon on Roan Bridge mixed-use project

ORLANDO, FL, May 4, 2023/GrowthSpotter/ -- DIX Developments is prepping to break ground by August on the 273-acre Roan Bridge master-planned community in St. Cloud that’s approved for over 1,200 homes.

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DIX Developments VIVE on Eola Orlando

Orlando Rising: What’s the status of the area’s tallest construction projects?

ORLANDO, FL, March 7, 2023/GrowthSpotter/ -- Even though he has approval from the city of Orlando to build a 12-story mixed-use tower overlooking Lake Eola, James Dicks is not in any kind of hurry....

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DIX Developments VIVE Eola Orlando

New towers coming to Central Florida's skyline

ORLANDO, FL, March 9, 2023/Orlando Sentinel/ -- Vive on Eola promises to deliver 6,500 square feet of ground-level retail uses, 13,750 square feet of office and co-working space, and thirteen stories ...

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2022



DIX Developments Amber Ridge Lecanto

New homes, townhomes and apartments planned for Lecanto

LECANTO, Fla., December 10, 2022/CitrusCountyChronicle/ -- Two massive residential developments headed to Lecanto. Retail explosion planned at the intersections of County Roads 486 and 491. Big names like Target, Texas Roadhouse, Aldi and Starbucks are coming...

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DIX Developments Crystal Ridge Lecant Crystal River

Crystal Ridge gets go-ahead for 950 homes

LECANTO, Fla., May 17, 2022/CitrusCountyChronicle/ -- The new 950-home Crystal Ridge is ready to start phase one now that county commissioners have unanimously approved an amendment to the future land use map of the county comprehensive plan...

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DIX Developments Roan Bridge St. Cloud

New restaurants and retail coming to St. Cloud in 270-acre development

ST. CLOUD, Fla., March 16, 2022/NBCWESH2/ -- At the most recent St. Cloud City Council meeting, board members and residents discussed the 268-acre Roan Bridge development that will be built off Old Hickory Tree Road, just south of East 19th Street...

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DIX Developments Vive Eola Orlando

13-story apartment complex approved by City

ORLANDO, Fla., March 14, 2022/YourCommunityPaper/ -- The City of Orlando approved plans for a 13-story apartment complex with ground-floor retail on the corner of East Church Street and South Eola Drive. Located at 205 S. Eola Drive, the mixed-use development will include 7,040 square feet of ground-floor retail and 146 apartment...

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DIX Developments Crystal Ridge Lecanto

Crystal Ridge housing development passes second hurdle

LECANTO, Fla., March 9, 2022/CitrusCountyChronicle/ -- The 957-home Crystal Ridge development passed another hurdle Tuesday when county commissioners voted unanimously to send the project to the state for review. The development will border Crystal Oaks and Cinnamon Ridge in Lecanto...

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DIX Developments Vive Eola Orlando

Residents endorse Vive at Eola multi-family apartments planned for downtown Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla., February 23, 2022/orlando-news/ -- Vive at Eola, a new, multi-family apartment development planned for downtown Orlando, took additional steps towards becoming a reality last week in light of multiple residents expressing their support for the project...

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DIX Developments Crystal Ridge Lecanto

Planning board approves new 985-home Crystal Ridge development

LECANTO, Fla., February 14, 2022/CitrusCountyChronicle/ -- Development of a 985-home subdivision bordering Crystal Oaks and Cinnamon Ridge crossed its first hurdle. The Citrus County Planning and Development Commission (PDC) in January voted unanimously to approve the application of the new 354-acre Crystal Ridge...

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DIX Developments Roan Bridge St. Cloud

"As good a market I have ever seen"

ST. CLOUD, Fla., January 2, 2022/pressreader/ -- In a year where there were shortages of everything, there was no commodity more precious than land. These are the best of times in Central Florida in terms of volume, terms and pricing. Here are the top deals of 2021...

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2021



DIX Developments Roan Bridge St. Cloud

In a year of blockbuster land deals, DIX Developments comes in at #6

ST. CLOUD, Fla., December 30, 2021/GrowthSpotter/ -- Lake Mary-based DIX Development paid $22.7 million cash in early September for a 19-parcel assemblage in St. Cloud and is prepping it for construction for a community with 1,224 homes...

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DIX Developments Crystal Ridge Lecanto

1212 Chronicle week in review: Proposed Crystal Ridge development

LECANTO, Fla., December 11, 2021/CitrusCountyChronicle/ -- 957-home housing development planned for Lecanto...

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DIX Developments Crystal Ridge Lecanto

957-home housing development planned for Lecanto

LECANTO, Fla., December 7, 2021/CitrusCountyChronicle/ -- A developer is seeking county permission to build 957 single-family residential homes on a 354-acre site in Lecanto. The proposed Crystal Ridge development would border both Crystal Oaks and Cinnamon Ridge, thus the name...

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DIX Developments Southern Pines Brooksville

Developer Wants to Grow Brooksville’s Southern Pines into a Single-Family Home Community

BROOKSVILLE, Fla., December 1, 2021/TampaBayNewsWire/ -- The gated 37-acre Southern Pines community currently has 32 completed condominium units in two buildings, and a 7,000-square-foot clubhouse with indoor and outdoor pools...

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James Dicks DIX Developments

Central Florida Developer Receives U.S. Secretary of Defense Medal

LAKE MARY, Fla., November 25, 2021/TampaBayNewsWire/ -- After serving two three-year terms as state chairman of the United States Department of Defense’s [ESGR], James Dicks – a Marine and founder of DIX Developments – has been awarded the Secretary of Defense Award.

Dicks received the award for his service to the guard and reserve, defense personnel and their families, according to Maj. Gen. James O. Eifert, Adjutant General of Florida’s National Guard...

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DIX Developments Vive Eola Orlando

Micro Apartments Coming to Orlando's Thorton Park

ORLANDO, Fla., November 1, 2021/FloridaTrend/ -- DIX Developments plans a $30-million, 12-story building in Orlando's Thorton Parks district that will include office space, retail and 144 apartments...

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People on the move

ORLANDO, Fla., September 16, 2021/OrlandoSentinel/ -- James Dicks, founder and chief executive officer of DIX Developments, LLC, was appointed president and founding member of the Osceola County Sheriff Foundation board of directors...

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James Dicks named founding President of Osceola County Sheriff Foundation

LAKE MARY, Fla., September 12, 2021/OsceolaNewsGazette/ -- James Dicks, Founder and CEO of DIX Developments, LLC who joined the 16-member board of directors of the Osceola County Sheriff Foundation, was recently nominated and approved as the Board’s President and Founding Member...

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DIX Developments Roan Bridge St. Cloud

DIX Development pays $22.7M for mixed-use project in St. Cloud

ST. CLOUD, Fla., September 8, 2021/GrowthSpotter/ -- Lake Mary-based DIX Development paid $22.7 million cash this week for a 19-parcel assemblage in St. Cloud and is prepping it for construction next year for a community with 1,224 homes...

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DIX Developments Vive Eola Orlando

Vive on Eola Tower and other construction projects in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla., August 21, 2021/ConstructionReview/ -- Groundbreaking for the 12 story, mixed use residential building dubbed the Vive on Eola Tower in Orlando is expected to take place...

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DIX Developments Vive Eola Dix Developments

Developers eye construction start for downtown Orlando's mixed-use Vive on Eola

ORLANDO, Fla., August 11, 2021/bizjournals/ -- Dirt may toss soon on downtown Orlando's next construction project. Developers — Lake Mary-based Dix Developments...

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DIX Developments Roan Bridge St. Cloud

Hundreds of homes, new school could be coming to St. Cloud as part of major development project

ST. CLOUD, Fla., April 2, 2021/ClickOrlandoNews6/ -- A new community development project is set to bring hundreds of homes, retail space, a school and even a fire station...

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DIX Developments Roan Bridge St. Cloud

Major development project set for St. Cloud

ST. CLOUD, Fla., March 31, 2021/OsceolaNewsGazette/ -- There’s no stopping the Central Florida growth, whether it’s new homes or retail development, and St. Cloud is no exception. Dix Developments is in the process of finalizing its $400 million Roan Bridge project, the plan will include 625 single-family homes, 599 multifamily units, retail...

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DIX Developments Roan Bridge St. Cloud

Project In Osceola County; Calls For Construction of 1,200+ Single, Multi-Family Homes

ST. CLOUD, Fla., February 19, 2021/PublishedReporter/ -- DIX Developments is looking for approval of a plan that would bring both home buyers and business owners to Roan Bridge, a 276-acre mixed-use development off Old Hickory Tree Road...

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DIX Developments Roan Bridge St. Cloud

Developer Seeks Approval of a $400 Million Project in Osceola County

ST. CLOUD, Fla., February 18, 2021/TampaBayNewsWire/ -- The 17-parcel tract – which was annexed into the city of St. Cloud in 2017 – is partially cleared and has been permitted for 625 single-family homes and 599 multi-family units, according to James Dicks, president of DIX Development LLC in Lake Mary...

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James E. Dicks, received the Secretary of Defense Award

LAKE MARY, Fla., January 7, 2021/OrlandoSentinel/ -- James E. Dicks Jr., a Marine and founder of DIX Developments, Lake Mary, received the Secretary of Defense Award after serving two three-year terms as state chairman of the United States Department of Defense’s Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve...

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DIX Developments Roan Bridge St. Cloud

DIX Development takes reins of St. Cloud project approved for over 1,200 homes

ST. CLOUD, Fla., February 8, 2021/GrowthSpotter/ -- Lake Mary-based DIX Development has a purchase contract on a 17-parcel assemblage in St. Cloud and is prepping it for construction later this year for a community with more than 1,200 homes. The 286 acres of ranch land on Old Hickory Tree Road, less than a mile south of U.S. 192...

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2020



DIX Developments University Econ Orlando

Central Florida Developer is moving forward with class A office park

ORLANDO, Fla., August 1, 2020/FloridaTrend/ -- DIX Developments, a central Florida developer is moving forward with a class A medical office park in east Orlando, at the intersection of University Boulevard and Econlockahatchee Trail...

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DIX Developments University Econ Orlando

DIX Development Announces It’s University Econ Executive Center is Moving Forward

ORLANDO, Fla., June 24, 2020/PublishedReporter/ -- The strategic location offers a bank drive-through opportunity, several 1,520 sf shell condition office condos and 4,640 sf medical buildings and up to a 20,000 square foot, highly visible office building ideal for a corporate headquarters...

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DIX Developments University Econ Orlando

DIX Developments to Construct $9M Office Campus in Northeast Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla., May 29, 2020/ReBusinessOnline/ -- DIX Developments LLC will construct University Econ Executive Center, a planned $9 million office campus in Orlando. The property will offer 1,520-sf office condos, a 4,640-sf medical office building...

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DIX Developments Univesity Econ Orlando

DIX Development gearing up to start spec office building near UCF

ORLANDO, Fla., May 21, 2020/GrowthSpotter/ -- DIX took over development of the unfinished office park in 2018 and has subsequently sold three interior building pads for new office users Warner Quinlan Real Estate and the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (which bought a double lot.)...

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DIX Developments Ciara Creek Lake Mary

DIX Sells Out Class A Office Buildings Within Two Years in Lake Mary, FL

LAKE MARY, Fla., February 23, 2020/DoneDeals/ -- DIX Developments has sold out all constructed and buildout Class A professional office buildings at Ciara Creek Executive Centre within two years of acquisition and transitioning the campus - at 711 Longwood-Lake Mary Road across from the YMCA – into office condominiums...

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DIX Developments VIVE at Eola Orlando

DIX Developments Closes on $3.3 Million Sale of VIVE Office Building Near Downtown Orlando, FL

ORLANDO, Fla., February 22, 2020/DoneDeals/ -- The $32 million tower at South Eola Drive and Church Street in historic Thornton Park will have a ground level signature restaurant, coffee shop, three floors of parking and, potentially, as much as 13,500 square feet of “we work” style office space....

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DIX Developments VIVE at Eola Orlando

DIX Developments Unveils Plans to Construct 120 Micro Apartment Units in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla., February 6, 2020/ReBusinessOnline/ -- DIX Developments LLC has unveiled plans to develop Vive on Eola, a 12-story residential building that will feature 120 micro units averaging 400 square feet. The development, estimated at $32 million...

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DIX Developments VIVE at Eola Orlando

Micro-apartments planned for Downtown Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla., January 24, 2020/Fox35Orlando/ -- A Central Florida developer has plans for a micro-apartment building in Downtown Orlando. It’s called “Vive on Eola,” a 12-story development at Church Street and Eola Drive in Thornton Park...

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DIX Developments VIVE at Eola Orlando

Micro-apartments are coming to Thornton Park, and they won't be cheap

ORLANDO, Fla., January 24, 2020/OrlandoWeekly/ -- DIX Developments has plans to build a 120-unit, "moderately high rent" micro-apartments in downtown Orlando's Thornton Park. "I think Orlando, let's be realistic," says CEO James Dicks...

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DIX Developments VIVE at Eola Orlando

Developer preps for new Thornton Park high-rise

ORLANDO, Fla., January 14, 2020/OrlanoBusinessJournal/ --Lake Mary-based Dix Developments LLC is under contract to buy the half-acre property at 205 S. Eola Drive to build its Vive on Eola project. There has been development interest in the property since at least November, which currently features an 8,100-square-foot office building...

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DIX Developments VIVE at Eola Orlando

New 12-story micro-apartment project could come to South Eola

ORLANDO, Fla., January 14, 2020/bungalower/ --A 12-story mixed-use tower is being planned for one of the densest neighborhoods in downtown Orlando, South Eola and will feature seven stories of micro-apartments, 3,800 SF...

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DIX Developments VIVE at Eola Orlando

DIX Developments planning 12-story microunit apartment tower in Thornton Park

ORLANDO, Fla., January 10, 2020/GrowthSpotter/ --Lake Mary based DIX Developments is prepping to submit plans this coming week for a 12-story mixed-use tower in Thornton Park at the corner of Church Street and South Eola Drive...

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2019



DIX Developments Vive at Eola Orlando

Coworking spaces, karaoke, gyms and more are the norm at high-end apartments

ORLANDO, Fla., December 29, 2019/OrlandoSentinel/ --In Thornton Park, Lake Mary-based DIX Developments has plans for Vive on Eola to offer rooftop yoga classes, weekly cleaning services, a virtual cycling studio and access to Zip Car, a car-sharing rental company...

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2018



DIX Developments Halifax Plantation

DIX Sells 53-Acre Mixed-Use Development Site in Ormond Beach, Florida

ORMOND BEACH, Fla., October 11, 2018/REBUSINESSonline/ --based DIX Developments has completed the sale of Halifax Town Center, a mixed-use development site located in Ormond Beach. Dixie 95 OBD, a company related to O2G Capital of Ontario, Canada, purchased the 53-acre site for an undisclosed price...

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DIX Developments University Econ Orlando

Lake Mary-based developer preps plan for eight office buildings in NE Orange

ORLANDO, Fla., August 5, 2018/GrowthSpotter/ -- Lake Mary-based DIX Developments is wrapping up construction on two office condos at its University Econ Executive Center and prepping to start work on a multi-tenant spec office building to anchor the $9 million project...

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DIX Developments Halifax Plantation

Sales Underway of Mixed-Use Commercial Sites at Halifax Town Center?

ORMOND BEACH, Fla., March 21, 2018/PRNewswire/ -- Halifax Town Center, a mixed-use development estimated at more than $75 million in construction and located along a high-impact growth corridor between Daytona Beach and Halifax Plantation...

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