The developer who is adding a hotel to Orlando Fashion Square mall now also has his hands in a proposed Winter Park project featuring a Whole Foods Market.
The city later this month is expected to receive a revised development plan from Franklin, Tenn.-based UP Development Inc. for a new 140,000-square-foot, estimated $28 million shopping center, creating about 200 temporary construction jobs. The project would include a 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market, another 90,000-square-foot retail building, two outparcels with about 4,000 square feet each for either a bank or restaurant, and a two-story parking garage on 10 total acres, a city spokeswoman said.
No other tenants have been named, and the Whole Foods store would likely be a first phase to this project.
UP Development’s related UP Fieldgate US Investments-Winter Park LLC spent $3.5 million to buy the 2-acre Corporate Square site on U.S. Highway 17-92 at Lee Road on Oct. 7 from Winter Park-based WPS Partners Ltd., Orange County records showed.
Once UP Development submits its revised plans, the public hearing process will start.
Scott Fish, principal of UP Development, was unavailable for comment by press time. But earlier reports said he was battling Winter Park developer Dan Bellows to land this second Whole Foods for the city, though it’s unclear whether the existing store on Aloma Avenue would remain open or close after the new store opens.
Here’s more on some of UP Development’s Orlando-area projects:
• Arcade company rolls into Orlando
• Construction to start in the fall on Element by Westin at Orlando Fashion Square mall
• Dick’s Sporting Goods opens in Seminole Towne Center, Waterford Lakes