In early May, Tavistock Development Company paid more than $63.885 million for the first 1,147 acres of the “Poitras Property.” Named after the original land owners, the sale comes after years of negotiations and planning with the City of Orlando.
Located on the north side of Boggy Creek Road in southeast Orlando, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority bought the land in 1989 for soil borrow material in anticipation of its construction of a third and fourth runway at the airport and for related wetlands mitigation.
The property will connect to Tavistock’s Laureate Park development and will lie west of Tavistock’s 4,787-acre Sunbridge project. Extensions are proposed for Medical City Drive southward into the property, as well as Hartwell Court.
We have a breakdown of what’s been allowed in the Planned Development:
- 2,734 residential units
- 30 acres for a school site
- 285.9 acres of conservation land
- 100,000 square feet of commercial space
- 15 acres for a neighborhood center
- 12.3 acres for a community park
According to a Tavistock representative, “There is land reserved for the proposed Osceola Parkway extension within the Poitras project description based on the current extension options.” Central Florida Expressway Authority “is still in the Project Development and Environment process, so we don’t know for sure yet where it will be.”
One thing we know for sure, demand continues for our part of town once known as “pasture land” in southeastern Orange County.
Sophia Rogers is a six-year Lake Nona area resident and Realtor/founder of NonaHomeGuide.com. A wife and mom of four, family, relationships and real estate are her passions. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.