Avalon Road prepares for major developments

Developers are in early stages at key intersections, but road construction began Monday.

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This site at the southwest corner of State Road 50 and Avalon Road is subject to development.
This site at the southwest corner of State Road 50 and Avalon Road is subject to development.
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WINTER GARDEN  Not quite four miles of Avalon Road currently qualify as part of Winter Garden, but from end to end, several projects are in the works near the neighborhoods collectively referred to as Tildenville and Stoneybrook West.

To start, at Avalon Road’s northern tip is its intersection with State Road 50, where J Wallace & Associates own the southwestern parcel, dubbing it Shoppes at Avalon.

Stuart Henderson, who oversees the company’s day-to-day operations, said there are no plans to begin buildout yet.

“We're kind of still in the works with some stuff right now,” he said. “We're definitely not a go-ahead for any type of construction … I know that there has been plans approved by the city of Winter Garden a while back, as well as the St. Johns (River) Water Management District, to build a building on that site. It's just a matter of when we're ready to do it, we'll do it.”

But preliminary plans do exist for another location almost three miles south with the name Shoppes at Avalon, at the northwest corner of the intersection of Avalon and Marsh roads with Stoneybrook West Parkway. This 5.48-acre Sperry Van Ness parcel is just east of Zion New Life Lutheran Church and just south of Avalon Reserve.

Although developers are not ready to announce further details at this time, a concept plan of the site shows five structures and 228 parking spaces. In the southeast corner — closest to the intersection — are accesses from Marsh and Avalon roads to Outlot 1, which would house a 6,119-square-foot convenience store and gas station on the easternmost 1.904 acres of the plat.

The westernmost 2.465 acres — Outlot 3 — would hold a retention pond stretched along its northern border, just behind 16,200 square feet of medical office abutting a 5,310-square-foot expansion. An access from Marsh Road would lead into this outlot, where Sperry Van Ness officials say a major medical tenant has signed.

The final structure would be in Outlot 2, the middle 1.103 acres, and rely on the other access points. That building would be a 4,000-square-foot quick-service restaurant that could suit ice cream, according to plans.

Banking and other retail services are under consideration at this site.

Contact Zak Kerr at [email protected].


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