Boyd Development has added a new hotel to the mix of uses planned for construction next year at Hamlin Town Center in West Orange County, according to plans filed Monday with the county.
“We are in conversations with a couple of different hotel groups,” Boyd partner Ken Kupp told GrowthSpotter on Monday. “Our expectation is that it would be somewhere between 125-150 units in the first hotel.”
He said Boyd filed the revised Master Development Plan to help expedite the approvals for several construction projects in the next phase of the lakefront town center at the southeast corner of Hamlin Groves Trail and New Independence Parkway.
The MDP submittal follows a determination review last month for the 34.5-acre quadrant. The retail center is anchored by a 10-screen Cinepolis movie theater that opened in August.
The updated Preliminary Subdivision Plan, approved by Orange County Development Review Committee on Nov. 28, added a 26,000-square-foot building next to the movie theater and changed the square footage of several other Phase 2 buildings, resulting in an additional 33,843 square feet combined.
Kupp said Boyd will develop a food hall on the site next to Cinepolis. It’s one of several new buildings planned for construction in 2019.
“We are planning to start construction on the first (hotel) next year,” Kupp said. “It will likely be in a venture with a hotel development partner.”
Also breaking ground in the first quarter is a Valley National Bank and a trio of stand alone restaurants by Tampa-based 23 Restaurant Services. Those are Ford’s Garage, Capone’s Coal Fired Pizza and British pub Yeoman’s Cask & Lion.
A multitenant building is already under construction on New Independance Parkway with executed leases from Tipsy Salon and The Eye Place.
The MDP includes two new buildings fronting on New Independence Parkway and several more on the southern portion of the development, including up to 32,000 square feet or dining spaces overlooking the planned boardwalk and Lake Hancock.
Kupp said that square footage would be divided among at least four buildings. “You’ll see one or two lakefront restaurants starting next year,” he said.
Also planned for construction in 2019 is the Class A office building with ground-level retail across from the movie theater. The MDP allocates up to 100,000 square feet for the next phase of retail/office, and Kupp said that could be divided into two buildings.
The first building is 45,000 square feet, while the next mixed-use building could be 60,000 square feet, according to Lincoln Property Company’s Damien Madsen, who is leasing the office space.
“Because of the design of the building and the way it’s positioned within the town center, we’ve had incredible interest,” Madsen said. “I would say it’s likely we’ll be 95-100 percent leased six months into construction. If that happens, we will immediately start the second building.”
A 2-story parking garage, completed this year by Finfrock, brings the total number of parking spaces for the town center to 1,043.
Kelly Collins and Gentry of Orlando is civil engineer. The architects are Shook Kelley and SMS Architects, and Dix Hite & Partners of Longwood is landscape architect.
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