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New grocery-anchored retail center being planned for Poinciana

The 180-acre Solivita Marketplace PD currently includes a hospital, senior living/ALF, the Stepping Stone subdivision and some retail along Cypress Parkway.
The 180-acre Solivita Marketplace PD currently includes a hospital, senior living/ALF, the Stepping Stone subdivision and some retail along Cypress Parkway. (Waldrop Engineering)

More shopping and dining options appear to be headed to Taylor Morrison’s Solivita Marketplace Planned Development in Poinciana.

Regan O’Laughlin, an engineer with Kimley-Horn, has filed a conceptual site plan with Osceola County for a 15-acre grocery-anchored retail center just east of Poinciana Medical Center. The project falls within the 180-acre PD, which is vested for 1 million square feet of commercial and retail services.

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O’Laughlin has requested a pre-application meeting with the county’s Development Review Committee to discuss the site plan, which calls for a 47,000-square-foot grocery store with a 24,000-square-foot junior anchor. The two stores would be linked by about 7,000 square feet of inline retail. In addition, the plan creates four new outparcels fronting on Marigold Avenue, flanking the main entrance to the plaza.

The latest addition to Solivita Marketplace could include a new 47,000-square-foot grocery store, junior anchor and four outparcels facing Marigold Avenue.
The latest addition to Solivita Marketplace could include a new 47,000-square-foot grocery store, junior anchor and four outparcels facing Marigold Avenue. (Kimley Horn)

Southeast Centers currently manages the 38,473 square feet of retail situated along Cypress Parkway, which includes a bank branch, Walgreens and two fully-leased multi-tenant buildings. There’s also a McDonald’s on Cypress Parkway.

“Poinciana is still growing, and I think retail is underserved here,” leasing director Nolan Collier told GrowthSpotter. He noted that the size of the grocery store footprint matches the current prototype for new Publix stores.

“I do have the other two Publixes in the Poinciana market,” Collier said. “The closest is The Promenade at Poinciana.”

The homebuilder is moving forward with plans to add 224 residential lots in the community with easy access to the Poinciana Parkway.

Solivita Marketplace is one of several projects Taylor Morrison absorbed when it acquired AV Homes in 2018. The Arizona-based homebuilder is prepping for construction later this year for Phase 3 of Stepping Stone, located in the northeast quadrant of Solivita Marketplace, after selling out of Phase 2 in 2020. The approved plans call for 252 lots, with 90 lots in Phase 3A.

Meanwhile, Minneapolis-based Dominium is awaiting site development and building permit approvals for 383 units of affordable senior housing on the 20 acres just north of the new shopping center.

Just south of the PD is Solivita, a 4,300-acre retirement community with its own town center, country club, two golf courses and 14 pools. The community is approved for 5,600 homes, and the builder has sold more than 4,500 homes so far, making it Florida’s fourth-largest retirement community.

Taylor Morrison also is gearing up to begin development of Solivita Grand, the mixed-use community that stretches across 2,717 acres from Cypress Parkway north along the Poinciana Parkway. Taylor Morrison plans to build 632 townhomes and a gas station with convenience store on the 91 acres in Polk County just north of Cypress Parkway. In Osceola County, the PD amendment entitles the project for over 6,000 homes and 210,000 square feet of commercial uses.

Have a tip about Central Florida development? Contact me at lkinsler@GrowthSpotter.com or (407) 420-6261, or tweet me at @byLauraKinsler. Follow GrowthSpotter on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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