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Lowndes Advises GSL on a Mixed-Use Project on Narcoossee Corridor in St. Cloud, Fla.

December 17, 2020

Lowndes is advising Orlando-based Green Slate Land & Development (GSL) on the development of a 30-acre mixed-use project on Narcoossee Road in St. Cloud, Fla.

Located about a half mile north of U.S. 192, the build-to-suit project, which is proposed to include 320 apartments, 104 townhomes and 25,000 square feet of neighborhood commercial uses, requires a land zoning change from Agricultural to Commercial Planned Unit Development.

Lowndes attorney Rebecca Wilson, who chairs the firm’s Land Use, Zoning and Environmental Group, is representing GSL during the approval process.

Related article: Developers Bidding for New Apartment Site on Narcoossee Corridor in St. Cloud (subscription required)


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Becky  Wilson is chair of the firm's Land Use, Zoning and Environmental Group. She represents property owners, developers, lenders and other development participants with issues related to zoning, comprehensive plans, concurrency, administrative law, Developments of Regional Impact (DRI’s), procurement issues, due diligence and property rights.


As early as sixth grade, Becky advocated for the causes she believed in. Her concern about nuclear waste and water contamination in her hometown of Dothan, Alabama – and her thorough research – promoted her to press a state legislator with questions in the school auditorium. Having grown up in the South, Becky got in trouble for questioning authority – yet that life experience served her well.

After clerking for a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Becky landed in Orlando, quickly building a reputation at Lowndes for being thorough, outspoken, and a tireless advocate for clients. She ultimately found her niche in land use, collaborating with architects, transportation engineers and local governments to move her clients’ projects – and Central Florida – forward. Becky became one of the youngest female shareholders at the firm. Today, she is Chair of the Land Use, Zoning and Environmental Group.

Her clients include property owners, developers, lenders and other participants in the development of high-rise, hotels, planned communities, large “power-centers,” mixed-use projects, office buildings and big box commercial projects, projects within historic districts, multi-family developments, senior living, and affordable housing. Becky works closely with the local government entities to address the needs of her clients related to zoning, comprehensive plans, concurrency, administrative lawDevelopments of Regional Impact (DRI’s), procurement issues, due diligence, and property rights.

Undoubtedly, Becky’s diligence, activism and Southern charm were responsible in part for her appointment as chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Central Florida District Council, a global multidisciplinary real estate organization with more than 40,000 members dedicated to the responsible use of land, and creating and sustaining thriving communities.

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