Tavistock Development Company filed plans Thursday for a limited service, 120-room hotel on the second lot of its new Publix-anchored shopping center south of Orlando International Airport, set between hundreds of acres pegged for future office and residential.
Located at the northwest corner of Lake Nona Boulevard and Boggy Creek Road, the 12-acre "Lake Nona Creekside" retail and hotel development will serve as intersection frontage for more than 116 acres owned by Tavistock affiliates that lie south of the Central Florida Greeneway (S.R. 417), and make up the Greeneway Park PD/DRI.
The 2.91-acre hotel site (Lot 2) serves as an update to the Development Plan initially filed in January, which calls for 63,000 square feet of retail, to include a 47,000-square-foot Publix with drive-thru pharmacy, row of inline retail spaces (14,600 SF) and four outparcels.
The five-story hotel carries a placeholder name of "Lake Nona Creekside Hotel" for now. Amenities aren't visible on the plans, other than a small swimming pool on the building's rear.
Tavistock expects to announce the hotel flag by year's end, and will retain ownership and develop the property, spokeswoman Jessi Blakley told GrowthSpotter.
Development of the entire Lake Nona Creekside project will be phased, with the first to include infrastructure and site work for the Publix and inline retail (Lot 1 - 8.01 acres) and the hotel site.
Construction of the hotel and retail center will be staggered but overlap. Tavistock has projected a Fall 2018 opening of the Publix, and on Friday Blakley cited a 2019 opening for the hotel.
The developer filed a notice of commencement in mid-July with Elite Site Development for mass grading and retaining wall construction. Detailed individual DPs for the outparcel lots 3-6 will be submitted later.
Growth is picking up in Lake Nona's southwest area surrounding the southern entrance of the airport, with Amazon's fulfillment center now under construction, the nearby Ariel Apartments which opened in August, and plans for another two speculative office buildings next to Voxx International's headquarters.