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Plans for a new retail plaza along Avalon Road emerge in Winter Garden

The newly proposed retail center at 1805 Avalon Rd. consists of three retail/restaurant buildings and one quick service restaurant building.
The newly proposed retail center at 1805 Avalon Rd. consists of three retail/restaurant buildings and one quick service restaurant building. (City of Winter Garden)

A trust that owns vacant land in Winter Garden is readying plans to build a new retail center.

Bramley Overstreet Trust, with St. Petersburg attorney Charles R Gallagher Jr. as a trustee, is seeking site plan approvals for a four-building commercial plaza at 1805 Avalon Road.

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Conceptual plans, engineered by Kimley-Horn, show a 3,337-square-foot quick-service restaurant alongside three retail buildings ranging between 11,935 square feet and 12,000 square feet.

In total, the proposed retail center features about 40,000 square feet of space, which is split between 16,800 square feet of retail use and 22,400 square feet of restaurant use.

In a statement sent to GrowthSpotter Gallagher said: “We are very excited about this area and expect to be vetting tenant candidates in the near future. We hope this development provides the local community with choice food and retail options.”

Construction on Tilden Place at Winter Garden will start in June. M/I Homes will offer 13 different floorplans on two lot sizes in the gated community.

Maitland-based Cuhaci & Peterson is the architect.

Records show the trust has held control of the property since 2002 after paying a little more than $1.28 million for the 5-acre parcel. Since then, much of the surrounding area has been developed, thanks, in part, to more migration into the area and a surge of large landowners willing to sell their property to developers.

As a result, a vast number of new homes are being built in western Orange County and eastern Lake County. And commercial development closely follows.

Just south of the site, Lennar Homes completed the 198-lot single-family home community Alexander Ridge in 2015. And last year, the early childhood daycare facility Goddard School was completed.

A couple of miles east, along Tilden Road, M/I Homes recently began building homes within its new 55-lot subdivision called Tilden Place.

Further south, Horizon West in Orange County has experienced major growth.

The 23,000-acre master-planned community has several large development projects in the works including new office buildings, public schools, apartments, townhomes and single-family homes.

D.R. Horton’s commercial arm DHI communities recently activated plans for a 280-unit multifamily community on 11.4 acres on the southwest corner of Waterway Passage Drive and Avalon Road, as part of its Waterleigh master-planned community.

Just across, Tennessee-based multifamily developer TDK Construction Company recently completed its 340-unit apartment community, Vintage Horizon West.

Hanover Capital Partners is building out its 50-lot single-family home community on the west side of Avalon Road, south of Seidel Road.

East of S.R. 429, directly across Hickory Nut, Toll Brothers is near selling out its executive collection of single-family homes in its Horizon West at Lakeshore community. The homebuilder is also building Westhaven at Ovation, which includes 368 one- and two-story single-family homes and townhomes in Horizon West.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated with a statement from the trust representative.

Have a tip about Central Florida development? Contact me at arabines@GrowthSpotter.com or (407) 420-5427, or tweet me at @amanda_rabines. Follow GrowthSpotter on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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