New dental office, fuel station & Laureate Park expansion planned for Lake Nona

Bob Moser

New development plans in Lake Nona are under review by the city of Orlando for a local dental office relocation, a new 7-Eleven and the next phase of home lots for Laureate Park. 

Tavistock Development Company filed a Specific Parcel Master Plan (SPMP) with the city in mid-November on behalf of Nona Smiles for a new stand-alone dental office, planned for a 1.12-acre lot on the southern half of the 52-acre Lake Nona Landing retail development. 

To be located at 9854 Tagore Place, the proposed 9,000-square-foot medical office would lie directly behind a Wendy's and RaceTrac that now front Narcoossee Road. 

The parcel is under contract for sale but has not yet closed, according to Jessi Blakley, Tavistock spokeswoman. McCree Architects & Engineers LLC has led project design. 

Nona Smiles currently leases inline space four miles to the north in a multi-tenant retail and office building, at 9145 Narcoossee Road. Owners of the business did not respond to requests for comment on Tuesday.

The prospective new dental office site lies northeast of another undeveloped tract on the south end of Lake Nona Landing, planned for development as a new indoor soccer facility and gymastics studio.

Plans were also filed earlier this month for a new 7-Eleven for a 0.5-acre site at 7675 Lake Nona Blvd., at the intersection with Lake Nona Gateway Loop and near the new Drive Shack golf entertainment center. 

The 3,010-square-foot convenience store would feature a car wash and eight-pump fuel station, with construction projected to start in late 2018 and opening anticipated in 2019. Poulos & Bennett and Interplan LLC have contributed to project design thus far. 

Tavistock also filed a preliminary plat for Phase 4 of Laureate Park to subdivide for 192 residential lots/units. 

Totaling 84.23 acres, the Phase 4 area would extend the southern end of Laureate Park, and be divided up as 30.52 acres for residential area, 6.38 acres of open space, and 47.33 acres for public roads, stormwater retention and conservation tracts. 

A lot summary for Phase 4 is broken down by width as nine 30-foot-wide lots, nine of 40 feet, 52 of 45 feet, 35 of 50 feet, 42 of 55 feet, 13 of 70 feet, nine "Big House" attached multifamily concept homes, 20 townhomes, and three 75-foot-wide lots. 

Tavistock's Rob Adams, vice president of residential development, said Phase 4 of Laureate Park would be complementary to the current phases with a mix of currently approved builders and home styles. 

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