Avalon Park Wesley Chapel opens downtown

ByShannon J. Cortes

Jul 26, 2022

Do you dream of living where you work and working where you play? Look no further than the Avalon Park Wesley Chapel!

Avalon Park Wesley Chapel held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 14, to celebrate the start of construction on the first phase of its much-anticipated downtown.

The well-attended event follows a June 2 press release in which Avalon Park Group announced that it had reached an agreement with Lema Construction. Under the agreement, the three-story, 73,067 square foot mixed-use building plans to include 40 multi-family apartments and 23,720 square feet of commercial/retail space on the ground floor. Initial plans for the commercial/retail space include an approximately 12,000 square foot food hall called Avalon Park Marketplace, as well as a co-working space, The 5th floor.

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“This phase of construction really helps bring us even closer to that vision of building a place where families can build memories and traditions together in a city they can call their own,” said Beat Kahli, President and CEO of Avalon Park Group.

“And while now may not be the most cost-effective time to begin construction, we believe it is important to take the next step in developing our vision for Avalon Park Wesley Chapel.”

Additionally, a 2-acre community park with an amphitheater is pending and will begin construction later this year. The park will host community events such as Avalon Aglow and the 4th of July celebrations, as well as community partners like Jazz Under the Starz and The Wesley Chapel Theater Group, which already host events and activities in the community. Construction of the park and mixed-use building is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

When completed, Avalon Park Wesley Chapel will cover more than 1,800 acres and accommodate approximately 400,000 square feet of retail and 100,000 square feet of office space in its downtown area. Initial construction at downtown Avalon Park Wesley Chapel began in 2019 with the addition of Pinecrest Academy K-7 Charter School. Pinecrest is also under construction in its second phase, which includes the addition of approximately 600 stations for grades six through eight.

The Vision of Downtown Avalon Park Wesley Chapel
“We are creating a city that closely resembles the footprint of small towns found across America,” says Stephanie Lerret, senior vice president of marketing for Avalon Park Group.

“Downtown Avalon Park Wesley Chapel will bring amenities like restaurants, shopping, schools, grocery stores and your neighborhood doctor, all within walking or biking distance of your home,” says Lerret. .

In downtown Avalon Park, there will be room for everyone – entrepreneurs wanting to showcase their businesses in storefronts, local markets where chefs can serve and musicians play, schools for children, medical centers where neighbors can receive exceptional care, and even a general store where artisans can share their wares. All of this will be found along the sidewalks of quaint Avalon Park Wesley Chapel.

This lifestyle stems from Kahli’s upbringing in Switzerland.

“In my hometown of Zurich, I could walk from my home to everything I needed in my daily life…work, school, groceries, restaurants, etc. Kahli explains.

Kahli’s hometown culture was the model for Avalon Park Wesley Chapel, where her vision is to create a city where residents of all stages of life could live, learn, work and play.

For more information about Avalon Park Wesley Chapel, please visit AvalonParkWesleyChapel.com or email

Posted on July 27, 2022