PetSuites of America, a high-end boarding and grooming service for dogs and cats, plans to make its Florida debut on the southeast corner of State Roads 434 and 417 in Winter Springs.
The company has submitted a final site plan for the new spa and kennel to Winter Springs planning staff, and has already earned city approval for its engineering plan, said Community Development Director Brian Fields.
"We're probably looking at a September or October meeting of the City Commission" for final site plan approval, he said.
ThePetSuites building would cover 14,244 square feet, according to the site plan, with 28 parking spaces.
The 3.5-acre site is owned by Boynton Beach lawyer Gerald Korman, who told GrowthSpotter he had the property up for sale and PetSuites approached his listing agent Paul Partyka of NAI Realvest.
Korman declined to say how much PetSuites or one of its franchisees has agreed to pay for the property. Officials with PetSuites could not be reached for comment.
Partyka said the pet care company liked the property's access to two busy state highways. The entrance to the pet spa will be from S.R. 434, known in Winter Springs as Sanford-Oviedo Road.
"The location is a great location at the intersection of the (Central Florida) Greenway and 434 in Winter Springs," said Partyka, who was formerly a two-term mayor of the Seminole County city. "The Winter Springs-Oviedo area is one of the premier growth areas in Central Florida with high incomes."
PetSuites is represented by Jeffrey Henwood of Sperry Van Ness/Florida Commercial Real Estate Advisors. Henwood said he is representing the company as it looks for locations throughout Florida.
"We're doing a number of them," Henwood said, "but this will be the first one."
PetSuites advertises itself as "leader of the pack" in the pet boarding industry, providing "world-class" boarding, daycare and grooming for more than 15 years. Features include climate-controlled living areas, and indoor and outdoor play times tailored to the dog or cat's personality.
The company was founded in 1999 by Joe and Tracy Mason and is based in Erlanger, Kentucky. As of March 2015, PetSuites of America LLC operates as a subsidiary of National Veterinary Associates Inc.