A groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of Downtown Avalon Park West is set for this week, and the community is invited to attend the festivities.
The event will be on July 14 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the construction site, 33613 State Road 54, in Wesley Chapel.
The event will include refreshments and performances provided for the guests’ enjoyment, according to an Avalon Park West newsletter, which was emailed to The Laker/Lutz News.
Performances will be provided by community partners Jazz Under the Starz, The Wesley Chapel Theater Group and the Pasco County Fine Arts Council, the newsletter says.
Avalon Park Group/sitEX has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Lema Construction to begin building the first phase of the downtown area of Avalon Park Wesley Chapel.
Terms of the agreement, described in the newsletter, call for a 73,067-square-foot building, which will have a mixture of uses. Plans call for 40 multifamily apartments, with 23,720 square feet of commercial/retail space on the ground floor.
Initial plans for the commercial/retail space include a food hall of approximately 12,000 square feet, which will be called the Marketplace at Avalon Park.
Plans also include the fourth location of the globally connected coworking space, The 5th Floor. The newsletter also notes that both concepts have been successful since opening in 2021 at the flagship Avalon Park Orlando.
“This phase of construction really helps us move even closer to that vision of building a place where families can build memories and traditions together in a town they can call their own,” Beat Kahli, CEO, Avalon Park Group/sitEX, said in the article.
“And, while this may not be the most cost-effective time to begin construction, we feel like it is important to continue on to the next step in developing our vision for Avalon Park Wesley Chapel,” he added.
A 2-acre community park with an amphitheater is in permitting and will begin construction later this summer. The park will host community events such as Avalon Aglow and Fourth of July celebrations, as well as community partners including Jazz Under the Starz and The Wesley Chapel Theater Group, who already host events and activities in the community, the posting notes.
Both the park and mixed-used building are scheduled for completion in late 2023.
Upon completion, Avalon Park Wesley Chapel will encompass more than 1,800 acres and will host approximately 400,000 square feet of retail and 100,000 square feet of office space in its downtown.
Initial construction in Downtown Avalon Park Wesley Chapel began in 2018 with the addition of the Pinecrest Academy K-7 Charter School.
Pinecrest also is now under the construction of its second phase, which includes the addition of approximately 600 student stations for sixth-graders through eighth-graders, according to the newsletter.
For more information on Avalon Park Wesley Chapel, visit AvalonParkWesleyChapel.com, or email .
Published July 13, 2022