CITY OF WESTLAKE, FL (June 21, 2021) — Commercial development continues at a rapid pace in the City of Westlake. Minto Communities, which is developing the 3,800-acre master-planned Westlake community, has designed a 50-acre business park called Westlake Landings to attract a strategic mix of commercial tenants to service the surging population. The City of Westlake approved the plans last week.
Deerfield Beach-based Konover South, a premier retail real estate company, is contracted with Minto to acquire seven acres within the park to develop a pod of quick service restaurants and two multi-tenant, open-air shopping centers—one 7,000 square feet and the other, 9,450 square feet. Collectively, the area will be known as The Shoppes of Westlake Landings. It will be adjacent to a 7-11 convenience store and gas station currently under construction within the business park.
The Shoppes will feature a mix of service-related businesses and restaurants. Konover South already has commitments from a handful of tenants as it prepares to submit its building plans to the city over the next 30 days.
"We have had our eye on Westlake since the very beginning," said Bob Bedard, senior vice president of development at Konover South. "We look forward to attracting some great businesses to the area so that residents will no longer have to travel a long way for basic services. I fully expect we'll be 100% leased up by next summer."
Minto is also under contract with a local developer to buy 5.75 acres to build a 107, 290 -square-foot self-storage facility whose site plan was also approved by the City. An investment group is seeking to buy a 14.5-acre parcel for an entertainment/sports concept and a final section of Westlake Landings is set aside for a flex office/warehouse project on 17.5 acres. Discussions are underway with several interested developers.
"We wanted to create this mixed-use park to proactively plan for our commercial development activities in Westlake," said Minto Vice President John Carter. "Westlake Landings allows us to be more intentional in our approach and curate the right types of businesses to service our residents."
Westlake Landings is located on the corner of Seminole Pratt Whitney Rd. and Persimmon Blvd. Just to the north, Publix has submitted plans to the City of Westlake to build its own outdoor shopping center—Publix at Westlake Plaza— anchored by a 50,000 square-foot grocery store.
Other non-residential development in the city includes a second 7-11 store and gas station that is under construction across the street from Westlake Landings, on the east side of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road. The Constitutional Tax Collector’s Office for Palm Beach County is currently building a regional service center that is planned to open later this year and located near the Palm Beach County fire station that opened in January 2020. Two years ago, Wellington Regional Medical Center opened a freestanding emergency room and subsequently acquired 35 more acres from Minto to develop a future medical campus. In addition, Christ Fellowship Church is preparing to break ground on an 800-seat worship center located in the heart of Westlake.
The City of Westlake incorporated in 2016, and Minto commenced home sales one year later. In March 2021, Minto will start developing its fourth neighborhood of single-family homes and will break ground on the second phase of the Westlake Adventure Park, which will include basketball courts, an adult lap pool and a multi-purpose building. The community is approved for 4,500 homes at build out.
The Westlake Sales Center is located at 16610 Town Center Parkway North in the City of Westlake, on Seminole Pratt Whitney Road between Southern Blvd. and Northlake Blvd. For more information on the community, call 888-299-3628 or visit www.WestlakeFL.com.
About Minto Communities USA:
Minto Communities USA, based in Florida since 1978, has represented integrity, financial strength and enduring value for over 40 years. Minto builds exceptional new homes and communities to meet every lifestyle, with more than 28,000 new homes built in 48 communities. Minto is dedicated to continuous improvement in design, quality and customer experience. These are just some of the elements that set Minto apart as an exceptional homebuilder and community developer and have earned the company national recognition that includes consistently high rankings from Eliant Customer Service Surveys. Minto has been recognized with multiple national awards from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for community and home design, including Best Single-Family Community Over 100 Homes and Best Sales Center for Westlake in the City of Westlake; Best Mixed-Use Community and Best Clubhouse for The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples, Florida; Best Clubhouse for the Harbour Isle Beach Club in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida. Minto has also earned multiple Aurora Awards from the Southeast Building Conference for Westlake, including the 2018 Silver Award for Best Single-Family Residential Community.
Minto is also recognized throughout the homebuilding industry as an expert in developing active-adult communities. The NAHB named Minto as 2019’s 55+ Builder of the Year. Minto’s Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach was awarded 55+ Community of the Year for 2019, and Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head was awarded 55+ Community of the Year for 2020.