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.”
Owned by international private investment organization Tavistock Group, Lake Nona is one of the top 10 fastest growing communities in America with more than $3 billion in construction in the last 8 years across 7.1 million square feet of world-class residential and commercial facilities. Adjacent to the Orlando International Airport, Lake Nona is home to thoughtfully designed neighborhoods, world-class education facilities, Lake Nona Medical City, a Sports & Performance District highlighted by USTA’s New Home of American Tennis – the largest tennis facility in the world, diverse work spaces, recreational facilities, retail centers, and entertainment venues encompassing the best Orlando has to offer with all the conveniences of a dynamic, vibrant community.
“Lake Nona Town Center will be unlike any other mixed-use project in the country,” said Steiner + Associates Founder and CEO Yaromir Steiner. “From thoughtful design and community integration to curating the very best mix of retail, restaurants, entertainment and other uses, we are going to deliver something very special to Central Florida.”
The open-air project will be accessed by the region’s most efficient and robust transportation infrastructure including three interchanges off SR-417, Orlando’s eastern beltway serving residential communities and Walt Disney World. Super-regional transportation includes Orlando International Airport and the planned All Aboard Florida high-speed train, both located adjacent to Lake Nona.
The first phase of the Lake Nona Town Center opened in January 2016 with an 85,000 square foot office building, two hotels (a Marriott Residence Inn and Courtyard by Marriott), 16,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space and a multi-level parking structure. The five story central parking structure features two visual and interactive landmarks, the six-story Beacon and the Code Wall.