High-tech jobs, new eateries and a lab for the future of mobility are headed to Orlando’s Lake Nona in 2023. Local executives and a city official shared what’s ahead for the southeastern Orlando master-planned community during the Dec. 8 “Future of Lake Nona” forum at the GuideWell Innovation Center. The panelists shared valuable insight on what’s ahead in Lake Nona, a fast-growing community that boasts some of the region’s strongest home prices and is home to expanding employers.Here are some highlights from the forum.
New restaurants are on the way thanks to One Performance Plaza medical office tower that will open in early 2023. In addition to its 152,784 square feet of rentable Class A office space, the building features 12,000 square feet of open retail space. Tavistock has not announced those tenants, but more details will emerge next year. However, Tavistock Development Co. Vice President of Strategic Communications Jessi Blakely said the names will be good news for hungry Lake Nona residents. “There will be restaurants.”
The company will employ 100 people when it opens, including 50 new jobs Simcom will create. In addition to serving as the main office for the aircraft training simulation firm, the facility will include 12 full-flight simulator bays. It’s estimated that 10,000 pilots will travel to the Lake Nona center each year to train.
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