Orlando’s First Micro Apartments Coming to Lake Nona

New Lake Nona mixed-use project will have Orlando’s first micro apartments and Tesla ride shares

Work is about to start on what may be the Orlando area’s first micro apartments with Tesla ride shares. Tavistock Development unveiled plans last week for the fourth apartment community at its Lake Nona development in southeast Orlando.

The Pixon, as the 201-unit property is being called, is expected to include half a dozen units averaging 360 square feet. The 11-story project will also include 42 studios with an average 560 square feet, one- and two-bedroom units with more than double the space of the micro residences, and a 1,730-square-foot penthouse.

The ground floor of the project is to include 32,500 square feet with a bar/restaurant, retail/pharmacy and café on the southeast corner of Tavistock Lakes Boulevard and Lake Nona Boulevard.

An adjacent residents’ ground floor lobby was designed as a co-living space with electronic package and dry cleaning concierge delivery, virtual gaming arcade and ping pong table, kitchen and bar with complimentary beverages, wine and craft beer tasting events, and a private glass enclosed conference room.

A top-level sky lounge will offer panoramic views, a resident bar, and private outdoor dining. Pixon’s residents also will have access to a list of innovative community conveniences, including:

  • A Tesla ride-share program with onsite vehicles
  • Electric car charging stations
  • Bicycle storage
  • Concierge delivery system
  • Designated pet spa and grooming area
  • 24-hour gym with on-demand fitness by Lake Nona Institute partner Technogym
  • A second-story lounge with work centers, computer stations featuring a 3D printer, living room, game and media center, and community kitchen
  • Outdoor amenity deck with “an expansive” urban backyard with private nooks, a relaxation fountain with “meandering river,” outdoor kitchen with multiple grilling stations, pavilion with HD TVs, outdoor activities, and a communal gathering table
  • Option for HD video and Bluetooth-enabled entry door hardware
  • Access-controlled buildings and elevators
  • 24-hour express maintenance and valet trash service

All apartments will have 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and the urban-inspired project’s main tower will connect to a three-story parking structure via an enclosed second-story walkway.

Preliminary rents have not been released but the property is likely to set the high end of the market, at least on a square foot basis.

Architecture firms Torti Gallas + Partners and also M + A Architects designed the space, which introduces some of the smallest new rental residences in the region.

Balfour Beatty Construction is the general contractor and plans to break ground in September once building permits are finalized. Pixon is set to open next winter and leasing is scheduled to start next summer.


Sources: “Tesla ride shares, micro units set for Lake Nona project,” Orlando Sentinel; “Work on new Lake Nona mixed-use project with Orlando’s first micro apartments,” Orlando Business Journal