Tavistock Development Company announced that it has named Columbus, Ohio-based Steiner + Associates as its retail planning, leasing and development services partner for the Lake Nona Town Center in Orlando, Florida. The next phases of the town center master plan will be unveiled at the 2016 International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) RECon convention in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 22-25 at the Steiner booth #C1124.
Developed by Tavistock, the 100-acre Lake Nona Town Center will serve as the defining anchor and amenity for the 11-square-mile, master-designed Lake Nona community and the greater Orlando region, featuring more than 3.8 million square feet at build out. Initial phases of Lake Nona Town Center will feature a thoughtful collection of more than 1 million square feet of retail, restaurant, entertainment, office and hospitality uses.
“Steiner + Associates is among the most creative and innovative mixed-use planners in the country with groundbreaking projects like the Easton Town Center and Liberty Center,” said Tavistock Development President James “Jim” Zboril. “We are attracted to their energy and passion for place making as well as their strong track record for inspiring, engaging and creating mixed-use communities.”
Lake Nona is preparing for the next wave of sports innovators as a new sport and human performance-centered office complex will soon break ground in the community’s Sports & Performance District.
The two-story building will provide 50,000 square feet of tailor-made spaces for sport and performance industry partners to house their businesses, research or product development spaces. This will be the third office in the Sports & Performance District, which is being recognized as a forward-thinking destination for sports and performance-related organizations in training, nutrition, and health technology.
These pioneers are coming to Lake Nona to take advantage of technology resources like the gigabit fiber network, to synergize with the nearby Lake Nona Medical City, and of course to be close to the buzzworthy anchors: USTA National Campus and Orlando City Soccer Club’s training center and elite youth academy.
More announcements are just around the corner as new tenants continue to strengthen and diversify our local economy. Strong early interest has already led to preliminary designs for a second complementary building to serve as the launching pad for even more new innovations here in Lake Nona.
Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine, the popular mainstay of the Park Avenue food scene, recently announced its plan to open a new location in Lake Nona later this year. The 3,818-square-foot space will be the first restaurant in the Lake Nona Town Center.
Anyone who has been to the Winter Park or Dr. Phillips locations will anxiously anticipate the authentic experience and the colorful, flavorful plates. The hollow bread lavas, kebaps and lahmacun (Turkish style pizza) are all fan favorites, and will be welcome additions to the Lake Nona food culture.
Co-owners Doved and Tammy Sexter looked to Lake Nona for their third Central Florida location because of the area’s growing population that is hungry for additional sophisticated dining options. Their success in Winter Park and Dr. Phillips made our community a natural next step.
Medical City’s tenants also played a role, with Sexter citing corporate events and international tours driving the need for a private dining space.
Join us in giving Bosophorus a hoşgeldiniz (welcome) to Lake Nona. We look forward to being a misafir (guest) at the grand opening in late 2016.