Biotech Campus to be Built on 265 Acres in Lakewood Ranch


Plans from Lakewood Ranch Commercial were announced to develop a biotech business campus on St. Rd 70 and Lakewood Ranch Blvd. The campus, called the “CORE” (Collaborative Opportunities for Research and Exploration) will be built on 265 acres of land in the town of Lakewood Ranch, in the last major undeveloped area.


Back in May of this year, Orlando-based Development Company, Tavistock, became the first developer to commit to the project within the same area in Lakewood Ranch. “The Green” is a 35-acre development that is expected to be based around the organic supermarket chain, Earth Fare, and will include 150,000 square feet of retail, office and restaurant space. Accompanying that will be a four-story apartment complex with over 300 units. Construction started in June, with an estimate opening date in early 2018 for the first couple of businesses.


The CORE and the Green don’t seem to have much in common but Tavistock wishes to be close to amenities and vice president Skipper Peek states that “a scientist form Boston doesn’t want to work in a research park locate doff on some field”. Along with the Organic Supermarket, Tavistock will be bringing close to 8 restaurants, a fitness facility and other amenities to add to the rising desire of the Lakewood Ranch Community. CORE is expected to compliment Lakewood Ranch’s northern corridor that already includes LECOM’s dental and medical school campuses.


Lakewood Ranch is booming with new construction and added amenities that will make it an even more enticing place to live.


Lakewood Ranch is home to The Concession Golf Club, with its 7,474-yard tournament-caliber layout winding through over 500 acres of thick stands of live oaks, magnolias and pines. Members enjoy a stunning clubhouse filled with memorabilia of golf personalities, events and tournaments, including the 1969 Ryder Cup. Within the clubhouse are spacious meeting rooms, elegant dining at The Concession Bistro, card rooms, an extensive pro shop, as well as spacious verandas and voluminous windows offering unobstructed views. The Concession Cottages and Lodge are available for member and guest accommodations.