Miami-based Pan American Companies is planning to enter the Central Florida market with a proposed 33-acre shopping center at the U.S. 192-Florida Turnpike interchange in Kissimmee.
Jose Suarez-Marrill, PanAm's construction project manager, has filed preliminary plans for a roughly 200,000-square-foot retail center, with five outparcels ranging in size from 0.8 acres to 1.5 acres. Four of the outparcels would front directly on U.S. 192; the fifth would have strong visibility from the Turnpike.
Suarez-Marrill is scheduled to meet with Osceola County planning staff Wednesday to discuss the project. The company website says PanAm plans to break ground in late 2016. The shopping center would be built in two phases, with 150,237 square feet planned in phase one.
MCP Design recently filed a revised site plan for the 31-acre site, dubbed Amber Pointe, which is next door to the Osceola County Government Center. The original site plan, filed in November 2015, called for a 53,000-square-foot shopping center anchored by a large hobby store with an attached eight-screen movie theater and seven outparcels.
The revised and replatted site plan shows a grocery store (42,000 square feet) with some attached retail and five outparcels, but it has been moved closer to U.S. 192. There is no movie theater on the new site plan, but it reserves the back 14.3 acres for future development.
Collard said the future use for the back half of the property is still up in the air. He declined to share any details about Amber Pointe.