Aiming to capitalize on the popularity of its Dr. Phillips-area Trader Joe's, Unicorp National Developments has neighboring land under contract to build extra parking, and has yet to choose a contractor for what estimates as a $500,000 project, CEO Chuck Whittall told GrowthSpotter.
That center currently has just over 100 parking spaces. Unicorp is proposing a new parking deck with 56 more spaces, which would occupy the nearest third of a 2.65-acre parcel directly north, along Sandpoint Boulevard.
The vacant land is owned by Bel Aire Homes Inc., an affiliate of the neighboring Sandpointe Townhouses Owners Association.
Whittall said his firm has a land lease agreement with that owner. The area is a stormwater dry pond, so Unicorp will build a single-story parking deck, one level above grade.
The developer is seeking a special exception to the property's R-3 zoning for the parking deck, and will go before Orange County's Board of Zoning Adjustment on Sept. 1.
Kimley-Horn is civil engineer on the project. A general contractor has yet to be chosen.