Currently, the 19-acre property at 710 E. Story Rd. is wooded. The development site features a C-2 commercial zoning and vacant commercial property use.
Records show Winter Garden Capital Group LLC, led by PIB’s director of operations Sadique Jaffer, bought the land in February for $965,000.
The same entity subdivided and sold a 3.1-acre lot within the property, where the bakery is being planned, for $600,000 in March. The buyer is a land trust managed by real estate attorney Berry Walker Jr.
Winter Garden planner Shane Friedman told GrowthSpotter the development team went before the city’s Development Review Committee last week to discuss the project’s feasibility. As of today, there are no applications submitted for that site, he said.
Kim Fischer with Cycorp Engineering is the assigned civil engineer.
The development site sits between a highly residential area in Winter Garden and a historically industrial area, near the gateways into both downtown Ocoee and downtown Winter Garden along Plant Street.
Potential user benefits include its proximity to Florida’s Turnpike and S.R. 429.
Across from the property is the recently completed Maxey Elementary School, which relocated from its former location at 1100 E. Maple Street. The school houses about 650 students and features 45,000 square feet of open space dedicated to athletic activities.
Sport-related projects are being planned throughout Central Florida.
Just recently, developer Alejandro Gutierrez began seeking permits to build a 38,850-square-foot indoor soccer complex in Clermont, directly behind a new marine dealership called Tommy’s at 16212 S.R. 50.