The 16-story Town Center Hotel, center, is currently under construction in Phase 2 of the Lake Nona Town Center.
The 16-story Town Center Hotel, center, is currently under construction in Phase 2 of the Lake Nona Town Center. (Tavistock Development Company)

With construction underway on its 16-story hotel, Tavistock Development Company is updating its master plan for Phase 2A of Lake Nona Town Center.

Spokeswoman Karlee Kunkle told GrowthSpotter the developer would be releasing the name and updated images of the 215-room hotel later this month. Miami-based Architectonica is designing the hotel, which is being developed by Tavistock’s hospitality division. Most of the ground floor will house dining and retail space.

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The Town Center Hotel also will have 6,000 square feet of meeting space that includes a 3,200-square-foot ballroom accommodating 200 guests. Amenities will include a rooftop pool with a restaurant and bar, which double as private event space.

Lake Nona Town Center covers 100 acres total. The first phase is complete and includes a pair of office buildings, parking garage, a dual-branded Marriott hotel, restaurants, a container park and apartments. The Phase 2A was redesigned and the size reduced from 63.8 acres to 40 acres, according to documents filed with the South Florida Water Management District by Harris Civil Engineers.

Luxury movie theater Cinèpolis anchors the new retail offerings and is slated to open in 2020.

The developer anticipates construction starting before the end of the year on a 110,000-square-foot wellness complex that includes a fitness center and medical office building, developed in partnership with Signet Real Estate Development and its subsidiary, Integrated Wellness Partners.

Meanwhile, Tavistock is moving forward with construction this year for a new 6-level parking garage and 120,000-square-foot office building. Kunkle said the developer is still seeking tenants for the office building. Tavistock has also filed plans with City of Orlando for an even larger office building in the town center but has no construction date as of yet.

The master developer expects to break ground next year on a half-mile linear park that will connect the Lake Nona Town Center to the heart of the community’s Laureate Park neighborhood. The park will utilize an open waterway as a substitute for underground stormwater lines and will feature a series of pocket parks and gathering spaces.

Tavistock also has filed plans with City of Orlando for the first Village Center in the Poitras expansion of Lake Nona. In March 2019, the city approved Phase 1 master plan, which included 42,350 square feet of mixed use development on 8.4 acres. More recently Tavistock followed up the application with a specific parcel master plan for the next phase, which includes approximately 120,000 square feet of commercial uses on 17-plus acres just west of Narcoossee Boulevard. The proposed development program would include a bank, multiple restaurants, multi-tenant retail, a daycare facility, a car wash, a 45,000-square-foot office building and a 7,000-square-foot medical office building.

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