Tavistock files plans for limited service hotel south of Orlando airport

UPDATED: October 20, 2017 10:26 AM — 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.

HC Architecture out of Atlanta provided elevation designs for the hotel. The project team includes Verlander Landscape ArchitectureDonald W. McIntosh Associates as civil engineer, Broad and Cassel as legal counsel, and AECOM as planning and environmental consultant.

This is the third new hotel under development for Lake Nona, following a new 16-story, 215-room anchor hotel for the next phase of Lake Nona Town Center, and a planned 250-room resort hotel in the sports and performance district.

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.

The new Lake Nona Creekside retail and these future subdivided lots would serve residents of Lennar's Wyndham Lakes community that's still under construction a few miles to the west, Somerset Park to the west, and future growth of Lake Nona's Laureate Park to the east.


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