So many major Lake Nona projects are underway that it’s time for an update on construction. If you have not yet driven by these projects, it is a must do. History is in the making. Rick Singh, Orange County property appraiser, refers to Lake Nona as “the epicenter of growth that is happening in Central Florida.” Stay tuned as this is only the beginning!
Lake Nona Town Center
Tavistock Development Company is adding new office buildings and a parking garage to Lake Nona Town Center. Construction for BBA Aviation/Signature Flight Support is pictured here to the left. Conveniently located at the southwest corner of Veteran’s Way and Lake Nona Boulevard, this marks the beginning of Phase II at Lake Nona Town Center. Target completion is fall 2018.
Pixon Apartments, another Tavistock Development, will house Orlando’s first micro-apartment units. Located at the southeast intersection of Tavistock Lakes Boulevard and Lake Nona Boulevard, Pixon is a 201-unit, multi-family community featuring a Tesla car share program and concierge delivery. The ground floor is where you will find Foxtail Coffee and Island Fin Poke! Projected completion is late 2018.
KPMG, a leading U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm, is constructing its $400 million learning, development and innovation facility in the Lake Nona community. Located on Lake Nona Boulevard, the training and lodging facility includes 800 single-occupancy lodging rooms and 350,000 square feet of conference space. An estimated 1,000 KPMG employees from all over the world will be traveling to and from the learning, development and innovation facility in Lake Nona each week. KPMG expects to complete the project by year-end 2019.
Amazon Fulfillment Center
The much-anticipated Amazon Fulfillment Center has exterior walls! This picture is only a snippet of the 850,000-square-foot building. You have to drive by to see its entirety. Located along Boggy Creek Road just south of Orlando International Airport, the new center plans to create 1,500 new, full-time jobs with benefits in the high-tech Lake Nona workplace. Projected completion is 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.
Earth Fare will open the first organic and natural food store in Lake Nona this summer. The new store is coming to Narcoossee and Tyson roads next to Lake Nona High School. All of Earth Fare’s foods are free of antibiotics, hormones, high fructose corn syrup, artificial fats and trans-fats as well as artificial colors, preservatives and sweeteners. This is another highly anticipated store for Lake Nona residents! Target completion is summer 2018.
Publix at Lake Nona Creekside is underway. Located near Boggy Creek Road and Lake Nona Boulevard, the Creekside plaza will be similar to the Lake Nona Plaza on Narcoossee Road. This makes the third location in Lake Nona to pick up a delicious Publix sub! Target completion is October 2018.
Laureate City Park and East Airfield Park
Lake Nona has two city parks under construction! Both sites are in the process of being graded. East Airfield 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. Laureate City 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 summer of 2018.
Sophia Rogers is a six-year Lake Nona area resident and realtor/founder of NonaHomeGuide.com. A wife and mom of four, family, relationships, real estate, and business are her passions. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.