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Apopka's Biggest Stories of 2018: City Center breaks ground


Editor’s Note: This is the 14th in a series of articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2018 that were the most noteworthy events of the year. The Apopka Voice will publish them starting today and running until Sunday, December 30th. On December 31st and January 1st, we will publish a poll and let the readers decide on which story is the most impactful of the year.

First published on November 22nd, 2018

On Tuesday, November 20th, the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce was excited to welcome Hilton Garden Inn to the Apopka City Center with a special ground-breaking. This is the first of many developments that will be included within the Apopka City Center.

This 118 room, 4-story Hilton Garden Inn, designed with the option to create up to four two-room bridal or executive suites, will be the first development to kick off the Apopka City Center and will be located at the northeast corner of McGee Avenue & 6th Street, across from the existing Highland Manor.

The entire City Center development project, which is expected to comprise approximately 35 acres centrally located at the interchange of U.S. Highway 441 and State Road 436, is proposed for 207,000 square feet of restaurants, retail, and office space as well as a hotel and homes. Eleven acres are proposed to be a community park, pond, and boardwalk. The long-term plan, which phases-in the project over the next 20 years, includes a possible 180 acres of development.

This is wonderful news for the future of our City and we want to thank our Mayor Bryan Nelson, City of Apopka, Orange County Commissioner Rod Love, Orange County Commissioner-Elect Christine Eckers Moore and City of Apopka Commissioners Douglas Michael Bankson, Alexander Smith, and Kyle Becker and our Board Members and Ambassadors for joining us!

If you would like for your business to be included in a future Ribbon Cutting or Ground Breaking, please contact Holly Jordan Condrey at Holly@apopkachamber.org. #LeadConnectServe.

Southeast corner perspective of an approved Hilton design.


Northwest corner perspective.



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