UP Development Restores Shoppes at Alafaya Project in Orange County


The Shoppes at Alafaya pic
The Shoppes at Alafaya
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Real estate developer Scott Fish is responsible for the successful design and development of retail centers anchored by a wide range of national retail giants, such as Walmart, Target, Lowes, and Dicks Sporting Goods. The principal of UP Development in Franklin, Tennessee, Scott Fish led the company as the developer for The Shoppes at Alafaya in Orange County, California.

A $38.4 million retail center, The Shoppes at Alafaya project consists of nearly 200,000 square feet of retail construction and development. Tenants include Bahama Breeze, Jason’s Deli, Toy’s R’Us, and Dicks Sporting Goods. An additional 14,000 square feet is dedicated to new shops and the center also features a 40,000 square foot full-service fitness center. Furthermore, the resident Dicks Sporting Goods received an expansion of 50,000 square feet.

The project faced several setups prior to UP Development’s involvement that included poor planning and more than 50 pending litigations. After securing the project, UP Development hired some of Orange County’s leading contractors and set to work revitalizing the retail center. Bancorp Bank provided financing and prevented the property from foreclosing.


Winter Park Square


Winter Park Square pic
Winter Park Square
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A commercial real estate developer, Scott Fish has a long history of building or rebuilding shopping centers that feature big-box anchor stores such as Home Depot and Dick’s Sporting Goods. As principal of UP Development in Franklin, Tennessee, Scott Fish has completed multiple large projects in Central Florida. One of these projects is Winter Park Square in the Orlando suburb of Winter Park.

Sitting on over 11 acres on North Orlando Avenue, Winter Park Square features both Whole Foods and Nordstrom Rack as anchor tenants. Nordstrom Rack cut the ribbon on this 25,000-square-foot location on March 9, 2017. Other present and future tenants of Winter Park Square include PNC Bank and Duck Donuts.

Winter Park Square is located adjacent to the urban lifestyle center of Winter Park Village and near the boutiques, fine dining, and entertainment venues of Park Avenue. The shopping center served as the final catalyst for an extension of Lee Road, a project that had been a priority for the City of Winter Park for a decade.