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Clermont developer is planning an indoor soccer facility behind new retail project on S.R. 50

An aerial view of the property where the proposed soccer facility will rise.
An aerial view of the property where the proposed soccer facility will rise.(SJRWMD)

Local developer Alejandro Gutierrez and a team of investors are planning to build a new indoor soccer facility in Clermont.

According to construction plans recently filed with the St. Johns River Water Management District, the team wants to develop a 38,850-square-foot indoor soccer complex directly behind a new marine dealership called Tommy’s at 16212 S.R. 50.

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The boat dealership opened in November. Shortly after, Tommy’s Florida sold the property for $5.3 million as part of a sale lease back agreement with Orlando-based NAI Realvest.

Olympus Sports & Entertainment Group just closed on a roughly 250-acre land deal where it's planning to build a $1.5 billion sports and wellness-themed community equipped with sport venues, hotels and homes.

The deal for the roughly five-acre site was brokered by NAI Realvest principals Matt Cichocki and Kevin O’Connor.

Cichocki told GrowthSpotter Tommy’s Florida had originally purchased about 10 acres of land fronting S.R. 50, which it had subdivided prior to their involvement.

Records show CSI Clermont Property LLC, which is managed by Gutierrez and several other investors, bought about 4.7 acres of land from Tommy’s Florida last year for $725,000.

A submitted site plan for the soccer facility shows the 14,518-square-foot boat dealership building and sport complex will share a retention pond. The indoor soccer facility will also feature about 46,600 square feet of paved parking space and sidewalks.

NAI Realvest is not a part of the indoor soccer facility development. Gutierrez was not immediately available to comment. Highland Engineering is the civil engineer. Powell Studio Architecture is the architect.

Tommy’s Florida has locations in Michigan and Colorado and focuses on sales and rentals of new and pre-owned boats mostly used for water sports.

Clermont has garnered the attention of developers looking to bring sport-related projects to the city.

The area is a known practice spot for champion athletes. Several that trained at Clermont’s South Lake Hospital National Training Center won a total of 10 medals at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

South of the proposed soccer facility, developer Olympus Sports & Entertainment Group is planning a massive sports and wellness-themed community along Schofield and Bradshaw roads.

When complete, Olympus is poised to weave together a mix of multifamily and townhome units and nine sport and civic venues that will showcase traditional and non-traditional sport matches, like those in the online video game “esport” industry.

Have a tip about Central Florida development? Contact me at arabines@GrowthSpotter.com or (407) 420-5427, or tweet me at @amanda_rabines. Follow GrowthSpotter on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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