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PruittHealth is expanding to Central Florida, plans new nursing facility in Ocoee

PruittHealth wants to build a 120-bed skilled nursing home at 870 Tomyn Boulevard.
PruittHealth wants to build a 120-bed skilled nursing home at 870 Tomyn Boulevard. (Orange County Property Appraiser/GrowthSpotter)

PruittHealth wants to build one of its first Central Florida locations in Ocoee.

According to an application submitted by Neil Pruitt Jr., chairman and CEO of Pruitt Properties Inc., the company is seeking to rezone nearly 11 acres at 870 Tomyn Blvd. with plans to develop a new nursing facility.

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Conceptual plans show a 120-bed skilled nursing home within a single-story 95,516-square-foot building. The property is currently owned by Ginger Hartzog and Gail Cooper, who serve as co-trustees of the Dempsey Boyd Revocable Trust.

Norcross, Georgia-based PruittHealth is under contract to purchase the property. Attempts to reach a representative with the company were unsuccessful. Jacksonville-based Connelly & Wicker Inc. is the civil engineer.

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The development site sits within the Fountains at Highland Park Planned Unit Development.

Immediately to the east, a mixed-use community, dubbed Inspiration, is under construction. The project, being developed by RPM Investments Holdings LLC, features about 90 luxury townhome units and a commercial plaza with about 60,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and office space, in addition to a preschool.

Nearby, national multifamily developer Fore Property Company is under contract to purchase about 16 acres along Florida’s Turnpike, southeast of Maguire Road and Old Winter Garden Road. Plans call for a new 410-unit apartment community.

To the south, Park Square Commercial is teaming up with Maitland-based equity partner NM Residential to build a 148-room independent living facility at 868 Roberson Road.

Last year, the partners paid $2.7 million the 11-acre site. The project is its first senior living development.

Verticle construction began earlier this month, according to a Notice of Commencement filed in Orange County.

PruittHealth operates more than 180 locations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. It oversees four offices throughout northern Florida.

Last year, the Agency for Health Care Administration gave the green light for PruittHealth to go ahead and submit plans for its 120-bed nursing home in Orange County via a Certificate of Need, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Have a tip about Central Florida development? Contact me at arabines@GrowthSpotter.com or (407) 491-3357, or tweet me at @amanda_rabines. Follow GrowthSpotter on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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