Lake Nona

Fusilier Closes Deal on High-End Medical Center

 

Steve Fusilier and Chris Pixley of Fusilier Realty Group recently closed a commercial land deal off Narcoossee Rd., across from Ace Hardware and 7-Eleven, that will be the future site of Orlando Medical Center. The complex will be comprised of five 4,800 sq. ft. office/professional buildings. Official groundbreaking on the project is [...]

5 New Tenants Confirmed for DWELL Nona Place

According to Lake Nona Social, 3 new restaurants, a dental office and a learning center are in the works for DWELL Nona Place, located across the street from Lake Nona High School. Pacific Dental is due to open before the end of the year while the other tenants listed are scheduled to open the first quarter of 2018. Check out the list [...]

2 Popular Restaurants Come to Lake Nona

 

Keke's Breakfast Cafe

The Orlando-based restaurant opened it doors in Lake Nona this week and it safe to say the community is elated. The 5,100 square-foot, 150-seat cafe is located in the Eagle Creek shopping center and is expected to draw crowds from Lake Nona's medical city which boasts more than 5,000 workers. According to Orlando [...]

Lake Nona Contractor: DPR Construction

DPR Construction, is the chosen contractor for the Lake Nona Training Center and they aren’t new to the Orlando scene nor the Lake Nona scene for that matter! Below are a few of DPR’s finished Central Florida projects:

United States Tennis Association National Campus (Lake Nona) Orlando, FL

Lake Nona Town Center (phase one) Orlando, FL

Ronald McDonald House at Nemours Children's Hospital (Lake Nona) Orlando, FL

Darden Restaurant Support Center Orlando, FL

Lake Nona Training Center

Phase 1

  • Training and lodging facility with 800 single rooms

  • 350,000 sq.ft. of conference space

  • 15,000 sq.ft. of outdoor social venue space

 

Phase 2

  • Expansion - adding 400 more lodging rooms

  • 200,000 sq.ft. of event space*

*which is expected to have a softball field, volleyball court, hiking & biking paths, as well as restaurants and bars.

>> View More Orlando DPR Projects

Lake Nona Contractor: Arquitectonica

Arquitectonica, the chosen architect for the newest Lake Nona hotel, is a Miami based firm with a multitude of offices across the globe.

 

Here is a look at a few of their completed Florida designs:

Disney Cruise Line terminal, Port Canaveral FL

The Palace Condominium, Miami FL

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Miami FL

Bentley Bay Condominiums, Miami FL

& their famous Bentley Bay Condo Parking Garage, Miami FL

As for one of their newest projects:

The 16 - Story, 215 Key Room hotel will be situated next to The Lawn, a large multi-purpose green space, which will be located in the Lake Nona Town Center.

Start Date: Early 2018

Est. Completion: 2020

Hotel Features:

  • Ballroom
  • Rooftop Pool & Lounge
  • 80 - Seat Restaurant Boardroom & 2 additional meeting rooms
  • 24 Hour Gym

>>View Arquitectonica's Full Portfolio

Lake Nona Partners with Google Affiliate to Design Shopping Center

Bringing in the "Big Guns"

Who better to design the "shopping center of the future" than technology genius Google? We're guessing that's the question Lake Nona Developer, Tavistock Development, asked themselves when enlisting a partner in crime. Intersection, a sister company of Google, is known for integrating technology into urban projects, much like the Lake Nona Town Center. According to Orlando Business Journal, Tavistock's vice president, Robert Thompson, was quoted saying "With us, we’ve asked them to examine the ever-changing retail industry, how can we bridge the digital world with brick-and-mortar." One of the concepts they are talking about are touch-screen kiosks on sidewalks and parking garages with sensors to guide drivers to open spots. Thompson was also quoted saying “We are trying to create solutions to problems that people aren’t even talking about yet,” We can't wait to see what they have in store.

>>Click here to see a new video on the project 

15 New Retailers Coming to Lake Nona Landing

15 New Retailers = 15 More Reasons to Love Lake Nona

Lake Nona is growing, and it's not just by people. New retailers are popping up left and right to keep up with Lake Nona's flourishing population. The brand new $100 million Lake Nona Landing shopping center will be home to 15 of these new businesses. Here are the one's that have been announced so far:

  • Pollo Tropical
  • Chili's
  • Mattress One
  • Rubio's Coastal Grill
  • Lowe's
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • PDQ
  • AT&T

Lowes will be the largest project totaling 158,000 sq. ft. The location will include a 37,200 sq. ft. garden center, an indoor lumber yard and 484 parking spaces according to Orlando Business Journal. Check back for updates on the remaining retailers who will occupy the shopping center.