September 22, 2017
Preliminary plans for a Publix supermarket was recently submitted to Apopka city officials. According to the plans, the company will build an open-air shopping center on 18 acres of land near the new Wekiva Parkway interchange.
The submitted plans are to attain early feedback from the city regarding the project. If the city approves it, Publix will be located in the Apopka's Kelly Park region where there is a special form-based code to entice more urban development.
For the first phase, the company is proposing a 46,013-square foot store, with a large gateway entry complete with water fountains. It will occupy less than an acre of out parcel land on the corner of Plymouth Sorrento and West Kelly Park.
For the second phase, there could be a 3,600-square-foot retail building and a 3,000-square-foot restaurant adjacent to the shopping market. In phase three, there will be a 7,200-square-foot retail building and, in phase four, there will be an additional 6,000-square-foot retail building.
Publix, which is noted to be one of the country's largest supermarket chains, has over 1,150 stores. 2016 retail sales total $34 billion.