Projects Coming to District 1
Tavistock to Build Shipping Container Food Truck Park in Lake Nona
Lake Nona builder Tavistock Development Co. in a statement this week announced that it plans to use shipping containers to build a new food truck park in Lake Nona.
“While exploring various entertainment opportunities through the Lake Nona Town Center, we were inspired by different repurposed shipping container projects across the globe,” said Jessi Blakely, a spokeswoman for Tavistock. “Our vision is to build an open-air district that showcases our culinary innovation along with an outdoor entertainment venue and shops to create a space that’s unique not only to Lake Nona and Central Florida but first-of-its-kind on the East Coast.” According to plans filed with the city of Orlando, the new open-air food and entertainment venue would consist of repurposed shipping containers that house food trucks.
The proposed park will have as many as 18 shipping containers, some of which may have roof access for seating. The park will be located at 6877 Tavistock Lakes Blvd., near the Chroma Modern Bar and Kitchen, near the planned Lake Nona Town Center.
District 1 has two city parks under construction! Both sites are in the process of being graded. McCoy Park is located on Dowden Road, near Northlake Park. Conceptual designs include four softball fields, a playground, pavilions, concessions and separate walking/jogging and bike paths. Heroes Community Park is located in Laureate Park, within walking distance of Laureate Park Elementary School. Laureate City Park’s conceptual designs include four multi-purpose fields, a practice area, fitness station, playground and pavilion, concession building, and trails. Target completion is fall of 2018.
Johnson and Johnson Human Performance Institute
Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute is building an $18 million global headquarters in Lake Nona’s Medical City. Dedicated to helping individuals and organizations perform their best, the new facility is nearly twice the size of the institute’s current Lake Nona home. Target completion is late 2018.
The Lake Nona Resort will feature top notch amenities and benefits like 20,000 square feet of meeting space, a major fitness and spa campus, a 120,000-square-foot beach volleyball venue. A key feature is one of the nation’s largest man-made crystal clear lagoons which will bring the beach to Central Florida, along with 250 custom-designed guestrooms and 80 condominium units to optimize both performance and comfort. The resort will also feature a rooftop lounge, and several restaurant options will be available to guests including both sit-down and on-the-go options, making it perfect for the needs of any situation. For more information Click Here
Nona Adventure Park Announced
Breaking: Lake Nona Announces New Water Sports Park
Lake Nona residents are getting the chance to splash into a new water sports park next summer. Water sports entrepreneur Kai Fusser and his business partner Real Bergevin are bringing some exciting activities to Lake Nona. Announced today, the Nona Adventure Park will feature the world’s first solar-powered water ski and wakeboard cable system. Cables suspended from towers will pull riders around the lake. This will propel riders at speeds of up to 36 miles per hour. There will be two courses, a 2,500 foot, six tower main track and a 320 foot, two tower beginner/intermediate track. Riders will be able to use a floating dock that will circle the park to return to the starting area if they fall in the middle of the course. For more information Click Here.
Certara Opening Office in Lake Nona Medical City
An established innovator, Certara® uses model-informed drug development, regulatory science and knowledge integration to enable superior drug development decision-making and optimize R&D productivity, commercial value and patient outcomes. With 19 offices on four continents, Certara’s portfolio spans the discovery, preclinical, clinical and post-marketing phases of drug development. Certara’s clients include 1,200 commercial companies, 250 academic institutions and numerous regulatory agencies around the world.
Located within the innovation campus of Lake Nona’s health and life sciences cluster, a global destination for healthcare innovation in Orlando, Florida, the GuideWell Innovation Center is an ideal location for companies that are creating game-changing diagnostic, treatment, and monitoring solutions that help improve health. Opened in March 2016, the 92,000 SF facility is uniquely designed to accommodate both office and wet lab space, meeting the needs of companies of a variety of sizes and stages of development. For more information Click Here
PIXON — Lake Nona’s Newest Multifamily Development — Set to Break Ground
This new community will Feature 6 micro units, Tesla ride share, Bluetooth door entry, 3D printer and other sophisticated amenities. Tavistock Development Company announced that construction is set to begin in September 2017 on Lake Nona’s fourth multifamily project, newly minted as Pixon. This community is an urban-inspired, 201-unit modern flat community featuring an impressive list of innovative community conveniences, including a Tesla rideshare program, concierge delivery system, 32,500 SF of ground floor retail and the Orlando market’s first micro-apartment units. Balfour Beatty Construction was recently named general contractor of Pixon and plans to break ground in September 2017 and is expected to be completed during the Winter of 2018, SPM Property Management expects to begin pre-leasing the micro-, one- and two-bedroom units in the Summer of 2018. For more information Click Here
Earth Fare Grocer will open its second Central Florida Supermarket in Lake Nona
Earth Fare will build a 24,000-square-foot store in the Shoppes at Nona Place center in the Lake Nona area. The supermarket is known as an all organic and natural grocer where all products are free of high fructose corn syrup, artificial fats, colorings and preservatives. They are scheduled to start construction in late 2017.
KPMG will build a State-of-the-Art training Facility in Lake Nona
KPMG is the 4th largest accounting firms in the U.S offering services in the areas of audit, tax, and advisory, with industry-specific focus in each, will be building a state-of-the-art learning, development, and innovation facility to further enhance the world-class training capabilities it offers to its partners and professionals. The 55-acre campus construction is scheduled to begin in Spring 2017.Click Here
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