The Apopka City Center project is a mixed-use development being designed and constructed as a public-private partnership between a project-specific development LLC formed by Craig Govan as Master Developer and the City of Apopka. The 35-acre site is located at the intersection of US 441 and SR 436 in Apopka, FL.
ELEVEN18 Architecture is the overall design architect working in partnership with Govan.
Designed to honor historic lakefront Highland Manor which remains on site as a prominent wedding venue, the project consists of a five-story 114-room Hilton Garden Inn hotel which opened in July 2020, 200,000 square feet of restaurant, retail and office space, and 250 multifamily apartments. GF Hotels & Resorts is a limited partner and manager of the hotel in this project, and TCII Capital Group is a limited partner in the retail parcels.
Over the past three years, ELEVEN18 and the developer have been working with members of the community to finalize the pre-development of this project, with the hotel quickly being constructed once the public roadway improvements were complete. The retail spaces are under development and multifamily should begin in 2021.
Project Cost: $25 million invested thus far, forecasted for $100 million through completion
We had the privilege in early June of 2021 to be selected by the City of Clearwater's review committee for our proposal to redevelop three prominent city-owned sites in the downtown core. On June 3, the City Council voted to approve staff to begin contract negotiations with our development group.
Our vision for the properties, which border the newly-planned "Imagine Clearwater" public park, included:
Our development team partners on this proposal included Wendover Housing Partners, TCii Capital Group, GF Hotels & Resorts, Clearwater Culture LLC, ELEVEN18 Architecture, and Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP.
Through a project-specific development LLC, Craig Govan has served as Master Developer on this 21-acre mixed-use development in unincorporated Seminole County since 2016.
The first phase of the project features a 42,000-square-foot Walmart Neighborhood Market, a Walmart fuel station, and a 6,800-square-foot, multi-tenant retail outparcel housing Taco Bell, Heartland Dental and Wing Stop.
The second phase, currently in due diligence and design, focuses on a remaining 5.75 acres of lakefront property that is entitled for a 250-bed senior living facility.
Govan anticipates self-developing this project through his own company.
ELEVEN18 Architecture and Centennial Bank have been active partners on this development as the project architect and commercial lender, respectively.
Project Cost: $11.5 million for the retail elements and a projected $40 million for the senior living facility once fully developed.
Through multiple project-specific development LLCs, Craig Govan has led the development of four Sam's Club- and Walmart Supercenter-anchored shopping centers across Florida.
Those include the Walmart Supercenter-anchored "Contractors Business Park Orlando" project at the northwest quadrant of Princeton Street and John Young Parkway in Orlando, as well as a Sam's Club-anchored property in Apopka and more.
Through two project-specific development LLCs, Craig Govan has developed a combined 470,000 square feet of industrial warehouse space developed across 39 acres, over two separate projects in the South Florida markets of Pompano and West Palm Beach.