An aging single-family residence near downtown Lake Mary will be torn down to make room for a new office development that will house a family-owned plumbing business.
Late last week Lake Mary’s City Commission approved the site plan for a proposed 4,000-square-foot office building at 130 Middle St., where a roughly 600-square-foot house, built in the 1960′s, stands.
The applicant is a company managed by Aaron Vaughan, who leads the eponymous Aaron’s Backflow Services Inc. business with a P.O. Box in Winter Park.
Vaughan declined to comment on the story.
Plans call for a 4,000-square-foot building that will contain 1,872 square feet of open storage space and 2,128 square feet of office space.
Records show the company, 130 Middle LLC, paid $250,000 for the 0.41-acre property last year. Michael Harding with Orlando-based MHarding Enterprises served as the engineer of the project.
Over the past decade, the small single-family home along Middle Street sat untouched as the surrounding properties began to dramatically change.
Today, the offices for Dapore, Keller Williams and spa-related services line the other side of Middle Street.
Today it features a 150,000-square-foot shopping center anchored by Winn-Dixie, formerly the space was announced to be a Lucky’s Market. Other tenants include 24 Hour Fitness, Crumbl Cookies, Beth’s Burger Bar, Tipsy Salonbar and Zaza New Cuban Diner.
The 33-acre mixed-use development also features the 138-lot Griffin Park single-family community by David Weekley Homes and the 263-unit luxury Drake at Midtown apartment complex.
The apartment development was purchased by a closed private equity fund managed by Chicago-based RREEF Property Trust, an arm of Deutsche Bank, for $67.75 million in 2019.
Nearby, Topgolf recently opened a new facility at 1010 Greenwood Boulevard. A new hotel and stand-alone restaurant are in the midst of being planned across from the entertainment venue.
The Lake Mary metro area is known for its office market and the multi-million-dollar homes located in the Heathrow community. Close to that is the 370-acre Heathrow International Business Center, which features over 2 million square feet of office space.