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Windermere Observer Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2019 4 days ago

Developer to build Hamlin retail plaza

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Rave Commercial recently introduced its newest project, called Hamlin Plaza.
by: Danielle Hendrix Associate Editor

With population growth comes the need for more shopping, restaurants and retail, and Hamlin’s offerings are set to grow again by the end of the year.

Rave Commercial recently introduced its newest project, called Hamlin Plaza. It will be located at 5300 Hamlin Groves Trail in Winter Garden, and plans call for 40,000 square feet of retail, medical and office space across 4 acres. 

According to a Horizon West-area residential study posted by Rave Commercial, as of December, there were more than 176,000 residents living in the Horizon West area. And with about 1,000 people moving to Orange County weekly according to county statistics, the number is expected to grow.

Hamlin Plaza developers said Rave Commercial chose to build in Hamlin, because it is the second fastest-growing master-planned community in the nation. The mixed-use development will sit west of Hamlin Groves Trail, south of New Independence Parkway and the Publix-anchored shopping plaza, and east of The Cove at Hamlin.

“Our focus is on retail, medical and office tenants,” said Venkata Rapitavi, a developer with Rave Commercial. “This is the No. 1 growing place in Greater Orlando.”

Hamlin Plaza has been in the works for a few years, Rapitavi said, and it is currently in the Orange County permitting phase. He hopes to be able to break ground by the third quarter of 2019 and said Rave already has leased out about 8,000 square feet but did not name any tenants. 

Site plans call for four buildings in the plaza, and Rave Commercial is still looking to lease 32,000 square feet of them.

 

Danielle Hendrix is the Associate Editor for the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. She is a 2015 graduate of the University of Central Florida, from which she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in world comparative studies. ...

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