By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer – Real Estate Editor, Tampa Bay Business Journal
Metro Development Group, the Tampa-based developer of Angeline, told the Tampa Bay Business Journal that road and utility construction for the 6,200-acre district is underway. Angeline spans 6 miles along the east side of the Suncoast Parkway from State Road 52 South; the community entrance is now visible from SR 52.
At full buildout, the district will be home to 30,000 residents; Miami-based homebuilder Lennar will kick off residential construction with a 55-and-older community. Model homes should open this summer, Metro said. It will also include up to 26 million square feet of commercial space — a figure that includes one of Metro’s man-made beaches, known as a MetroLagoon, which usually encompasses several acres.
Moffitt’s life sciences research park will span 750 of those acres, where it will eventually build up to 24 million square feet of clinical and research space. The Moffitt property is larger than the entirety of downtown Tampa.
“Moffitt is thrilled to partner with Pasco County and Metro Development Group to build a global destination to live, work and cure cancer,” Dr. Patrick Hwu, president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center, said in a statement. “We are poised to transform cancer care by attracting key biomedical leaders to drive innovative research breakthroughs.”
Lennar’s community will include a host of amenities — a multimillion-dollar amenity center and clubhouse with a resort-style swimming pool, fitness center, tennis, pickleball and bocce ball courts — separate from the overall amenity package planned with Angeline.