Orthodontist plans medical building at Wesley Chapel hospital

Developers are looking to build a three-story office building just in front of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel on land connected to a local orthodontist.

Armando Cabre, of Cabre Engineering LLC, is set to meet with county officials behind closed doors next week to discuss plans to build a 16,000-square-foot medical office building on 1.8 acres of land just north of State Road 56 along Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.

Cabre doesn’t mention who is interested in developing the land, but it’s owned by Lismark Holdings LLC, a company connected to New Tampa orthodontist Mark Farina, the owner of Farina Orthodontics on Amberly Drive, as well as a second location in South Tampa. Lismark, according to county property records, purchased the land in November 2013 for $1.28 million.

The vacant land currently is zoned for commercial, and is part of a larger sector of land the Porter family — who control the Wiregrass Ranch development — have designated for primarily medical uses to help complement the Wesley Chapel hospital.

No other details were shared about the facility, except that some of the project would be set aside to construct a drive-thru ATM somewhere in the future. It’s also not clear if Farina plans to use space in the office himself, or if he’s building to attract other medical professionals. An early morning request for comment Thursday was pending return.

It’s likely too early to talk a construction start date just yet, since meeting with county officials typically is a preliminary step in the development process.

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