A rendering of the proposed HQ for Dackor, a manufacturer and distributor of design surface products.
A rendering of the proposed HQ for Dackor, a manufacturer and distributor of design surface products. (Winter Garden)

Dackor, a manufacturer and distributor of design surface products, wants to significantly expand its footprint in Winter Garden.

According to plans submitted to the city, the company wants to develop a 36,434-square-foot office and warehouse building that will house its corporate headquarters. The company is known for manufacturing and selling three-dimensional laminate materials throughout the nation and Canada.

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Clients that have used its services include hotel and casino developer, Wynn Resorts and Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, according to its website.

The company currently owns about 8,400 square feet of office flex space at the Apex Commerce Center at 350 East Crown Point Rd., built in 2006.

A rendering of the the proposed office/warehouse building being planned to rise at 310 East Crown Point Rd.
A rendering of the the proposed office/warehouse building being planned to rise at 310 East Crown Point Rd. (Winter Garden)

If approved, the proposed corporate headquarters development would rise on a nearby lot that entity Lila Himmel LLC, led by Dackor’s CEO and president Mark Viers, paid $315,000 for in 2016. The 2.8-acre property at 310 East Crown Point Rd. is currently vacant.

A representative of Dackor was not immediately available to comment. The site plan for the project goes before Winter Garden’s City Commission later this week with staff approval.

In July, it received variance approval from the Winter Garden’s Planning and Zoning Board, which permitted the building be constructed with a 20-foot front setback, in lieu of the minimum required 40-foot front setback required by the East Plant Street Character Area Overlay.

The submitted site plan shows the office portion of the project will span 10,000 square feet, while the warehouse portion will take up 26,434 square feet of space. The project also features sidewalks, loading docks and about 58 parking spaces. An elevated plaza and landscaping designs are also featured in site plans. The property sits just west of S.R. 429.

Orlando-based Linn Engineering & Design is the assigned engineer. Mark Straite, Architects is the architect and Gainsborough Group is the contractor.

The downtown Winter Garden region is about two miles west of the proposed facility. In late June, hotel developer JA Hospitality scored final approvals to develop a new boutique hotel in the area — the region’s first in nearly a century.

Recent efforts made by city officials to revamp its downtown area and bring in more economic development have helped attract such projects.

Earlier this summer, GrowthSpotter reported of plans submitted by developer Gary Hasson to re-purpose the city’s old citrus packing plant into a nearly 40,000-square-foot commercial center with retailers that specialize in art and artisan food concepts.

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