A few announcements before the holidays
LP Fit Opens Next Week
LP Fit will open for residents by noon on December 29th. After that, the facility will be open from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily. The same FOB you use for aquatic center access will open the doors at LP Fit. We will begin staffing the facility in January.
Also, in January we will have an open house and demonstration day with the fitness equipment manufacturers. This will bring us up to speed on how to maximize our workouts. We will send an email invitation out once the date is finalized.
Please do note the rules for the facility (see file link below). Of particular note is that LP Fit is for residents 18 years of age and older. Children of residents aged 16 years and older can use LP fit only if accompanied by their parent or guardian.
Thank you everyone for your patience during the construction process. We are really pleased with how LP Fit has come together and are looking forward to having it open to Laureate Park.
Canvas and LakeHouse Openings.
We still project Canvas to open in mid-January, with the Canvas Market (breakfast, lunch and market) opening one to two weeks after. The building is looking great.
The LakeHouse is nearly complete, and we are awaiting the final wood floor install. We anticipate the building to be complete by the end of January, and are planning to have our next HOA meeting at the LakeHouse. We have received some inquiries as to costs/scheduling for the facility. We will be finalizing the costs and scheduling procedures in early January, and will send an email out to residents when we finalize.
Next HOA Meeting - 2016 Budget Approval
We will hold the next HOA meeting on January 26th at the LakeHouse. At this meeting, we will approve the 2016 operating budget. Official meeting notice will be sent by the 12th of January, and will include a hard copy of the draft budget. In the interim, you can find the draft budget at the file link below.
Hope everyone has a great holiday season in the Nonahood!
Lake Nona announced today that the popular downtown bike rental program, Juice Bike Share, will arrive in Lake Nona in January 2016.
Sponsored by the Lake Nona Life Project, a community health and wellness initiative of the Lake Nona Institute, Lake Nona’s Juice Bike Share program will feature three convenient pickup and drop off locations across the 11-square-mile community:
Lake Nona Bike Share Locations:
The Juice Bike Share program in Lake Nona will have 30 bikes onsite for residents, employees and visitors to explore the fastest growing community in Central Florida, from Lake Nona Medical City to the new sports district anchored by USTA.
“As an avid biker myself, I am very excited to bring this program to Lake Nona to encourage everyone to get outside and enjoy our community,” said Lake Nona President Jim Zboril. “We want people to have every opportunity to make better, healthier decisions and have fun while doing so – from dining options and recreational activities to healthy home and office designs. Lake Nona values health and wellness at its core, and we are excited to get everyone on our new Juice bikes.”
Since expanding the program to 200 bikes in May, Juice Bike Share boasts the following success in Orlando:
Peter Martinez, Director of Juice Bike Share, “I admire Lake Nona’s ‘lead-by-example’ approach to health and innovation. Lake Nona’s dedication to community health is setting standards for cities of the future. Lake Nona is at the cutting edge of life sciences innovation, and has chosen, to invest in their community’s future with the introduction of a bike share system within their urban landscape. Residents, visitors, and employees can track their trips, the calories they burn, and the carbon emissions they offset by riding a bike instead of a car. I’m excited to help make this possible!”
Lake Nona News - December Edition
Holiday Happenings in the Neighborhood
Crescent Cinema - December 12 at 6 PM
Featuring The Polar Express and a special performance by the Lake Nona Middle School 6th grade Carolers before showtime!
Live + Local - December 17 at 6 PM
Musical Entertainment by the Ugly Christmas Sweaters. Wear your tackiest Christmas Sweater for a sweet surprise!
Thank you for another great Run Nona!
Check out the video below for highlights from the event.
Canvas Restaurant and Market
Tavistock Restaurant Collection is pleased to announce the creation of Canvas, a restaurant and market located at the Laureate Park Village Center in the heart of Lake Nona. Featuring chef-driven cuisine with a focus on fresh Florida seafood, the waterfront restaurant will open in January 2016.
An original concept and the first Tavistock Restaurant Collection location in Central Florida, Canvas was developed in partnership with Tavistock Development Company and Concentrics Restaurants. Concentrics Restaurants is an Atlanta-based restaurant operating group that offers full-service design, development, consulting and management and provides comprehensive food and beverage solutions for freestanding restaurants and hotels across the nation including locally known Luma on Park, Prato and Slate. Canvas marks the 15th unique concept within Tavistock Restaurant Collection’s domestic portfolio.
The 278-seat restaurant is one of Orlando’s only waterfront dining destinations. In addition to the restaurant, the new venue will also include an adjacent market where guests can enjoy freshly prepared breakfast and lunch items from the Canvas kitchen and peruse a hand-selected collection of housewares, books and local goods.
The restaurant’s exhibition-style kitchen opens to the main dining room while floor-to-ceiling windows provide picturesque waterfront views.
“We are excited to open an entirely new concept in Orlando,” said Tavistock Restaurant Collection CEO John Bettin. “Canvas will embody the hallmarks of our restaurant portfolio – terrific food delivered with excellent service in an inviting atmosphere. Together with Tavistock Development Company and Concentrics Restaurants, we are creating a one-of-a-kind environment in the region’s fastest growing community that we hope will quickly become a top dining destination in Orlando.”
The chef-driven menu will feature American classics inspired by local ingredients and Florida seafood featuring shareable appetizers, creative salads and sandwiches, hearty entrees, and wood-grilled pizzas and flatbreads.
“We have always liked Orlando as a community thanks to the welcoming diners and success we have had with the restaurants we have developed,” said Owner and Founder of Concentrics Restaurants Bob Amick. “Tavistock Restaurant Collection and Tavistock Development Company are great partners and we look forward to bringing a great building and space to the Orlando culinary dining scene.”
Every detail of Canvas has been thoughtfully designed and planned to create a welcoming space for guests. The restaurant’s exhibition-style kitchen opens to the main dining room while floor-to-ceiling windows provide picturesque waterfront views. Diners can opt to sit inside in cozy banquettes, enjoy a meal out on the terrace overlooking the water, or toast with handcrafted cocktails at the prominent wooden bar.
Diners can opt to sit inside in cozy banquettes, enjoy a meal out on the terrace overlooking the water, or toast with handcrafted cocktails at the prominent wooden bar.
The Canvas market will open daily for breakfast and lunch. Guests can stop in and have a meal at the market’s communal table or chose from a variety of grab-and-go options, gourmet coffee, and fresh-squeezed juice and smoothies. The market will have comfortable seating and nooks where patrons can enjoy food and complimentary WiFi. The market will also feature a selection carefully curated housewares, books, jewelry, local goods and furnishings in addition to housing the new Lake Nona Information Center.
“Canvas is an innovative concept for Orlando – a place where people can come and hang out, shop, eat and just have fun,” said James L. Zboril, president of Lake Nona and Tavistock Development Company. “We wanted to cater to our residents and employees but also establish a new dining destination in Lake Nona with Canvas.
Canvas is located at the Laureate Park Village Center in Lake Nona, just east of Lake Nona Medical City. Laureate Park Village Center also includes an Aquatic Center, a 3,200-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center, LP Fit, and the Lakehouse, a 2,100-square-foot community event space, which can be catered by Canvas.
The Canvas employment open house is Nov. 30 – Dec. 5 at the new Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott in the Lake Nona Town Center. To apply online, please visit tavistockrestaurantcollection.com/careers.