Orlando developer plans flex industrial park next to Orlando International Airport

An Orlando-based development group is proposing to build a new industrial park next to Orlando International Airport.

La Rua Development, an investment vehicle led by local flex-industrial developer Ana Maria Morgado, just filed an engineering application with the South Florida Water Management District to build more than 82,000 square feet of flex industrial space.

The project, dubbed Boggy Creek Industrial Park, will consist of eight warehouse buildings on roughly 18 acres of land at 9197 Boggy Creek Road.

Jorge Perez, a partner of the development team, said the project will be built in phases, the first of which will feature two 12,000-square-foot warehouse buildings fronting Boggy Creek Road.

Civil Design Group Inc. is the engineer. Bio-Tech Consulting Inc. is the environmental consulting firm. 

Last year, the development group paid $2.6 million for the site.

Bordered by Dowden Road, the property is near S.R. 528, the Florida Turnpike and Interstate 4. Of the total 18 acres, about 12 are developable due to wetland conservation.

Morgado has operated multiple commercial real estate businesses locally in recent years.

She teamed up with developers Mariana Rivas and Manuel Morgado on the Orangewood Business Park in south Orlando. The business park features 138,450 square feet of flex-industrial space across eight buildings and was built in phases between 2008 and 2013.

The new property has been previously approved by the city for up to 148,000 square feet of industrial use.

Its previous owner, Blue Land Group, led by Brazilian developer Thiago E. Bonfim Nagumo, intended to develop the site for flex-industrial space, but plans fell through. 

Nearby, McCraney Property Company is eyeing some 70 acres of timberland just off the southwest corner of S. Orange Avenue and W. Taft Vineland Road for a 977,400-square-foot industrial park.

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