The development surge along Daytona’s LPGA corridor could soon become a flood. Projects are planned on both sides of Interstate 95 that could bring more shops, eateries, hotels, homes, apartments and possibly a movie theater. Not to mention a whole bunch more traffic.
DAYTONA BEACH — The development surge along this city’s LPGA Boulevard corridor could soon become a deluge.
Projects planned on both sides of Interstate 95 are poised to bring more shops, eateries, hotels, homes, apartments and possibly a movie theater.
Not to mention more traffic.
“Activity begets more activity,” said Carl Lentz IV, managing partner of SVN Alliance Commercial Real Estate Advisors.
“Traffic is a good thing for retailers.”
Since 2015, the I-95/LPGA area has seen the opening of three shopping centers — Tanger Outlets, Tomoka Town Center and Latitude Landings.
It has added regional distribution centers for Trader Joe’s and B.Braun as well as a last-mile delivery station for Amazon, the e-commerce giant.
Other recently completed commercial projects along the LPGA corridor include the new Sam’s Club, Stor-It Storage Center and Superwash Express.
The corridor has also seen the opening of two new residential subdivisions that have added more than 1,000 homes and three new luxury apartment complexes with more than than 900 units.
Projects under construction include a Buc-ee’s next to the I-95/LPGA Boulevard interchange. When it opens next year, the 120-fuel pump facility will be the largest gas station in Florida. It will include a 53,000-square-foot travel convenience center, bigger than most supermarkets.
Also going up are more restaurants and shops at Tomoka Town Center.
New tenants expected to open later this year include a Duck Donuts gourmet donuts shop next to Blaze Pizza, and a 5.11 Tactical outdoor apparel shop next to Barnes & Noble, said Tomoka Town Center developer Jeff Preston.
Other tenants coming to Tomoka Town Center include a Rooms to Go store that will be built along I-95 just north of Tanger Outlets and an antique car-themed Ford’s Garage restaurant next to Chipotle.
Across the street on the east side of Williamson Boulevard, Orlando developer Unicorp is building a new shopping center called Shoppes at Williamson Crossing.
New luxury apartments are going up both along LPGA and Williamson boulevards that are expected to add more than 1,000 units.
And that’s just the beginning.