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David Weekley Homes plans townhomes in Lake Mary Wellness & Technology Park

Houston, Texas-based homebuilder David Weekley Homes wants to build residences within the 150-acre Lake Mary Wellness & Technology Park.

Drew Abel, land acquisition manager at David Weekley’s Orlando division, is seeking to amend the New Century Planned Unit Development, known as the Wellness & Technology Park, and approve a proposed 50-lot townhome subdivision on Lot 1 within the PUD.

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The project site spans about eight acres on the east side of New Technology Blvd. and south of Caring Drive. It’s currently owned by LMLD New Century I LLC, an entity led by Lake Mary Wellness & Technology Park master developer Richard Toomey, a real estate consultant and development partner at Parkway Property Investments.

Plans call for a townhome community that consists of 12, four- and five-unit unit townhome buildings, a mail kiosk and a large dog park. KPM Franklin is the civil engineer.

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Representatives at David Weekley Homes declined to comment on the story. Plans are currently under review by city staff members.

The 150-acre Wellness and Technology Park master-planned development stretches about a mile along I-4.

Lot 1 sits across from where Sonata Senior Living and capital partner, Berkshire Residential Investments, are building a $62 million, 193-unit assisted living facility. Nearby, the 225,000-square-foot Edison at Primera office complex at 736 and 744 Primera Blvd. was built in 2019.

Last year, GrowthSpotter reported that the hospitality real estate firm Highgate began planning a 4-story, 122-room Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel in the business park. The planned project sits north of The Helix at Lake Mary apartment complex at 962 Bentstation Ln., completed in 2021.

Orlando Health broke ground on the Orlando Health Lake Mary Hospital in November.

The new hospital is the latest phase for its medical campus at the Lake Mary Technology & Wellness Park and will consist of 180 beds housed in two, 6-story towers. The health system has the ability to expand up to 240 beds, according to plans.

The 320,000 square feet hospital will be a comprehensive acute care facility that will specialize in women’s health, including labor and delivery services and a future neonatal intensive care unit.

The new facility will include six state-of-the-art operating rooms and two catheterization labs, a comprehensive imaging suite, medical-surgical bed units, an observation unit, dining, chapel and gift shop, among other features.

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Construction is expected to be complete in late spring 2024. The architect for the project is HKS Architects Inc., and construction management is led by Brasfield & Gorrie.

Once complete, the hospital will connect to the existing Orlando Health Emergency Room, which opened in September 2019. Located next door is the 60,000-square-foot Orlando Health Medical Pavilion that offers a range of services, including pulmonology, pediatrics, urology, orthopedics, general surgery, cardiology, and cardiac rehab.

Meanwhile, David Weekley Homes is pursuing several residential projects across Central Florida, including building new homes in Weslyn Park in St. Cloud, as part of the large Sunbridge master-planned community.

The homebuilder will be taking 128 lots and will offer two product lines, one with alley-load homes situated on 34-foot homesites and the other with front-load homes on 50-foot homesites. Prices will start in the $400,000s.

In Ocoee, the David Weekley Homes is in the marketing phase of its 79-unit townhome community on Clarke Road in Ocoee called Lake Meadow Townhomes. The community features townhomes with two-car garages, a community amenity center and a gated entrance.

In Lake County, David Weekley is completing the final phase within the John’s Lake Landing single-family home community. The 310-acre John’s Lake Landing PUD is located south of State Road 50, between Hartle Road and Magnolia Pointe Boulevard.

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David Weekley closed over 225 homes in John’s Lake Landing since beginning development in 2014. The final phase is expected to be platted with more than 85 home sites later this year.

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