Whole Foods Market

Opened: November 9, 2016
Size: 41,020 SF
Address: 1030 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park Florida 32789

Whole Foods Market anchors Phase One of an 11 acre, 87,000 SF retail center located at the intersection of Lee Rd. and 17-92 in Winter Park, FL. The project covers assemblage of 5 separate parcels and transforms a former dilapidated auto dealership and office building location. A three-acre Phase Two project is now in planning for across Lee Road.

The new store boasts 41,020 square feet – approximately double the size of Whole Foods’ previous Winter Park location – in line with tenant desire to offer a streamlined store design that gets shoppers in and out with ease, and lends greater maneuverability in the aisles.

Building Design

Modern Malibu Beach architecture, from roof arch to hand stacked stone at the main entrance, to reclaimed wood throughout construction.

Environment, Sustainability Features

  • Rainwater reclamation from rooftop via 750-gallon tanks supplies irrigation
  • Signature Live Oak incorporated into parking field serves as a welcome station for store events
  • Electric vehicle charging stations
  • Modern molecular mulch completes the Florida-friendly landscaping surrounding parking fields
  • LED light fixtures (interior and exterior)
  • Redesigned storm water retention system for adjacent Orange County tech school as benefit to adjacent parcels

Filtered bottle filling stations replace the traditional water fountain

Access, Circulation

  • As a part of the project Lee Road was extended from 17-92 to Webster Avenue, a distance of one half mile. This eliminated a major traffic bottleneck. The cost of this project (including land and construction) was $6 million. This cost was 100 % funded by UP Development. This was the largest private infrastructure project, ever, in Winter Park. To the north, allowing convenient access from 17-92 out of Maitland, adjacent Dixon Road was redeveloped, also with private dollars.
  • Gateway fountain entrance anchors the five entrance and exit points, which along with resynchronized traffic lights, provides an easier traffic pattern.
  • Pedestrian walkways, new crosswalks at 17-92 and Lee Road not only provide access but improved connectivity to the Orange County tech facility and Winter Park Village.
  • Ample parking – 231 parking spaces for Whole Foods Market customers, exceeding requirements for this site.

Posted on

April 19, 2021