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Developer wants to reboot failed Nona-area medical park

Developer wants to reboot failed Nona-area medical park
The proposed site plan shows a variety of uses for the 22-acre East Park village center, including multifamily (lime green), medical office (yellow), hotel (orange) and retail (blue.) The retail and offices would be served by a 2-story parking garage, shown in purple. (Kimley-Horn/staff edit)

Tampa-based Onicx Construction is ready to reboot a failed medical office park as a mixed-use development at the northwest quadrant of the Moss Park Road interchange with S.R. 417/Central Florida Greeneway.

Onicx has filed a Specific Parcel Master Plan with the city of Orlando to revise the Planned Development that was approved in 2007 for the Village Center to add hotel and multifamily uses. The previous plan envisioned the complex primarily as a medical office park with over 300,000 square feet of office and medical office uses, along with some retail, a bank and restaurants.

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That developer actually amended the East Park PD in 2004 to eliminate residential uses from the Village Center 2 because it was adjacent to another Village Center with planned residential uses. The one- and two-story buildings were designed to resemble and Italian village, with brick and stucco exteriors, arched windows and doors and black-and-white striped awnings.

The previously approved plans for East Park Village 2 on Moss Park Road would have eliminated the residential component to focus on office and commercial uses. Work on the project stalled during the recession.
The previously approved plans for East Park Village 2 on Moss Park Road would have eliminated the residential component to focus on office and commercial uses. Work on the project stalled during the recession. (City of Orlando)

Construction started on the project but stalled after horizontal construction was completed. Onicx bought the 23-acre site, which already had driveways, internal roads and a master stormwater system, in 2013 for $844,600.

The new development plan would include a 4-story, 400-key hotel on the hard corner at the Greeneway interchange and a 3-story medical office building (MOB) with approximatly 44,000 square feet at the main entrance. There's also a 2-story parking garage, a 7,810-square-foot MOB, and two retail/restaurant buildings.

The apartment complex would consist of three 4-story buildings on the northern half of the village. The unit matrix includes 129 one-bedroom units, 107 two-bedroom units and 28 three-bedroom units, for  total unit count of 264.

Amenities would include a pool and clubhouse, a playground and gazebo. The developer also would incorporate the existing walking trails into the amenity package, according to the documents. Onicx would eliminate one fo the four existing access points to the property.

Onicx officials declined interview requests. The company has engaged Todd Bleakley, managing member of McCrea & Company Real Estate, to guide them through the permitting process. Bleakely is a former vice president with Mill Creek Residential.

The rest of the development team includes Forum Architecture & Interior Design and Kimley Horn.

Forum also designed Picerne's Oasis at Moss Park, a 320-unit luxury apartment complex at the northeast quadrant of the interchange.

D.R. Horton is the master developer of East Park, which is just east of Lake Nona, and is building a new headquarters office within the community.

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