Chuluota-based Southern Development & Construction is in the process of building out 13 acres of land in Oviedo for a mixed-use commercial center, with one headquarters relocation already in the works.
To be named Oviedo Commercial Center and located off Connection Point west of S.R. 426, plans call for three buildings totaling 150,000 square feet and a $10 million construction budget.
Tom McNamara, president-owner of the civil site work contractor SDC, said he has two of the three buildings sold or occupied and the third, a 45,000-square-foot flex building, in development and available for lease or sale.
One building will serve as SDC’s new headquarters. The second building of 65,000 square feet will be occupied by Mud Hole Custom Tackle, a manufacturer and distributor of custom tackle, another McNamara business.
McNamara said his permitting is going well with no objections from Oviedo or Seminole County. He also doesn’t expect problems with the St. Johns River Water Management District for the development’s stormwater system.
“The land is high and dry there,” he said.