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An initial site plan for Edison at Primera, the first phase of an office park development by TPA Group of Atlanta. The new office building will be on the north side of Primera Boulevard, shown winding along the front of the development, and is part of the Primera planned unit development.
An initial site plan for Edison at Primera, the first phase of an office park development by TPA Group of Atlanta. The new office building will be on the north side of Primera Boulevard, shown winding along the front of the development, and is part of the Primera planned unit development. (City of Lake Mary)

TPA Group, known for award-winning office complexes in Atlanta and elsewhere, has new plans for land it purchased in September in Lake Mary's Primera office park.

Dubbed Edison at Primera, the developer plans to build a two-story, 111,380-square-foot office building on Primera Boulevard between heavily traveled Rinehart Road and Interstate 4. The new office development includes a 5,286-square-foot clubhouse building, according to plans submitted to Lake Mary and the St. Johns River Water Management District in early November.

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The company did not respond to requests for comment, but Lake Mary city planner Stephen Noto said the new office building will be followed later by a similar structure.

"Our understanding is the second phase will come at a later date and will mirror this office building," Noto said. "The total project is going to be almost a quarter-million square feet."

Context on the developer's pedigree of office and industrial work, and how Crescent Communities played a role in this recent sale.

TPA purchased two parcels totaling 22.28 acres on Primera Boulevard in September for $4.3 million. The land is adjacent to the proposed site for New Town Century Town Center, a 153-acre mixed residential, office and retail development planned at Rinehart Road and Primera Boulevard.

The seller was an investment group named LMLD Primera LLC, managed by John Kosciulek, a vice president of Jacksonville-based Parkway Properties.

Plans for the new office building are now being studied by Lake Mary's Development Review Committee. After TPA answers any questions or concerns from the committee, the DP will go to the city's Planning and Zoning Board, probably in January. Construction will likely be approved soon after PZB approval, Noto said.

Insight on what lies ahead for rezoning and entitlement of 153 acres along I-4, and what new development aspects are being folded in with Class A office.

The new construction is in line with Lake Mary's long-standing plans for a high-tech corridor that starts at the post office on Rinehart Road, heading south through the Primera planned Unit Development, and then south of Lake Mary Boulevard, picking up at the Northpoint Office Park, Motorola Solutions Inc., and Duke Energy.

The corridor also includes a fair number of hotels and smaller office buildings, Noto said.

"This is huge," Noto said of the TPA development. "It continues the trend we've seen over the last couple of year of these very large Class A offices coming in. We have very good smaller offices constructed in this corridor, which extends unofficially west of I-4."

TPA Group is a private company that claims to have acquired and developed 25 million square feet across 27,000 acres. Its developments include Orlando industrial properties Beachline Corporate Center and International Corporate Park.

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