Tavistock Development Co. wants to extend a bit of the Lake Nona lifestyle to Osceola County with plans for a neighborhood commercial center with a small grocery store on Boggy Creek Road.
Tavistock owns the 6.4-acre triangle-shaped parcel just over the Orange County line from the former Poitras property it purchased from the Greater Orlando Airport Authority. Lake Nona’s Center Line Drive will eventually extend south from Laureate Park, under the future Osceola Parkway Extension, and end at Boggy Creek Road.
Tavistock planner Jamie Bennett told Osceola’s Development Review Committee the company will seek a small scale comprehensive plan amendment to change the future land use from Rural Enclave to Urban Infill Neighborhood Center, to be followed by a zoning change to Neighborhood Center.
“We see this site as being complementary to a lot of the residential development in Poitras and also in Osceola County on Boggy Creek,” she said, noting that most of the commercial development in Poitras East has been concentrated on Narcoossee Road.
Bennett shared a preliminary concept that subdivides the property into four parcels, with Center Line Drive bisecting it. The plan calls for an office building, convenience store, a retail or restaurant pad and a small grocer.
“We haven’t finalized our uses. These are just a first pass,” she said.
She also mentioned a Walgreen’s or CVS drugstore as possible tenants, and asked for clarification on the county’s restrictions of drive-through lanes.
Tavistock is expanding Lake Nona south into Poitras, with new phases of Laureate Park. The master plan also designates a large commercial center straddling Center Line Drive on the Orange County side of the project.
On Boggy Creek, Renaissance Charter School’s driveway would align with the Center Line intersection. Next to that, Atlanta-based Beazer Homes is seeking to rezone 13.8 acres to Medium Density Residential and filed a Preliminary Subdivision Plan for the 110-unit project called “Creekside Townhomes.”
Ryan Homes is also actively building nearby in the Creekside at Boggy Creek subdivision, and D.R. Horton recently completed the 95-lot Osprey Ridge subdivision just east of the property.