Work Starting on Downtown Winter Garden Mixed-Use Building

New mixed-use building coming to downtown Winter Garden that will bring apartments, retail & restaurants

Work will start this month on a new mixed-use building in downtown Winter Garden that will bring apartments, retail, and restaurants to west Orange County.

Developers of the project say they were issued permits to start building the Tremaine Boyd property, a 26,300 square foot building that will include 22 apartments and 8,000 square feet of ground-floor space for businesses. The building is slated to be three stories and is projected to be completed in summer 2019.

The first signed tenant will be local sandwich maker Pammies Sammies, a cafe with its original location in Dr. P. Phillips YMCA in southeast Orlando.

The Tremaine Boyd property, a block south of Winter Garden’s Plant Street dining, retail, and entertainment district, will replace a parking lot on the southeast corner of Tremaine and Boyd Streets. The project has been in the works for more than two years in fast-growing Winter Garden.

“Winter Garden has an extremely delightful downtown,” said John Rinehart, one of the partners in the project. “And there is a shortage of housing in this area. People want to be close to Plant Street and the West Orange Trail.”

The Tremaine Boyd building follows the recent completion of another mixed-use project by the owners of Plant Street Market three blocks to the east, which includes offices and restaurants such as Matthew’s Steakhouse and 4 Locos Tacos.

The project is spearheaded by three investors: Jim Costello of J&J Building, Frank Starkey of People Places LLC, and Rinehart of Civitas Consulting.

The City of Winter Garden sold the site in 2016 for $159,000 to the team. The City Commission also agreed to waive about $410,000 in transportation and impact fees, according to city records.

The last two years have been spent remediating the brownfield site, which was home of a diesel power generating plant for the city until 1958, Rinehart said.

The building’s apartments will be mostly one-bedroom units and owners expect them to fill with young professionals and empty-nesters who want to stay close to Winter Garden, Rinehart said. The project’s studio, one- and two-bedroom units are expected to lease starting at $1,100 a month, he said. Leasing will likely start about two months before construction is completed.


Source: “Work starting on downtown Winter Garden mixed-use building,” Orlando Sentinel