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Wyld Oaks Groundbreaking Press Release

Wyld Oaks Reveals Plans for 215-Acre Mixed-Use Destination Emerging in 2024

Dynamic Development to Feature Hotels, Multifamily, Condominiums, Retail, Food & Beverage, Office, Public Parks, and Outdoor Entertainment Venue

APOPKA, FL – City of Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, representatives from the Central Florida Expressway Authority, and Orlando Economic Partnership along with other local dignitaries gathered with Apopka community and business leaders today to celebrate the groundbreaking milestone for Wyld Oaks, one of the largest and most valuable mixed-use developments to emerge in Central Florida. The 215-acre mixed use destination, which will begin vertical construction later this year, will include:

  • Up to 280,000 square feet of retail and outparcels
  • 70,000 square feet of restaurant space
  • Two hotels
  • 3,000 to 4,000 multifamily and condominium residences (the first 325 designed and breaking ground in 2024: Madison Oaks)
  • Expansive outdoor entertainment venue
  • Up to 200,000 square feet of boutique office space
  • Yonder, a 10-acre park and preserve, including America’s greatest dog park
  • Wyld Green, a place to revel and relax, that includes an extensive multi-use trail network

Joseph Beninati, founder of Wyld Oaks, welcomed guests and thanked them for being part of the momentous occasion before sharing the latest development plan.

“We are honored to celebrate the groundbreaking of Wyld Oaks. Apopka is one of the fastest-growing submarkets in metro Orlando, catalyzed by the 429 expressway, the newly completed interchange that jumpstarted unprecedented new home development in this area,” Beninati said. “We believe Wyld Oaks will be the new urban epicenter of this growth—filling a deep opportunity gap for experiences, tastes, and businesses to branch out well into the future.”

Mr. Beninati also talked about the muses of Wyld Oaks that inspired Yonder, one of the signature park spaces coming to Wyld Oaks, which will include a nature preserve of heritage oak trees that will be protected for future generations.

Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson also addressed attendees and reiterated that Wyld Oaks would have a significant, positive economic impact for Apopka. “We are excited about the Wyld Oaks master development,” Nelson said. “It’s an innovative project that will support Apopka’s exponential growth with residential and commercial uses that will generate long-term economic impact and benefits for our community.”

Other local officials and supporting partners participating in the ceremony included Orange County Mayor Demings; Michelle Maikisch, Executive Director, Central Florida Expressway Authority; Laureen Martinez, Vice President, Orlando Economic Partnership; and Cate Manley, President & CEO, Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce.


Anyone who is following the unstoppable growth of the Orlando region knows: the northwest area, where Apopka is located, is one of its fastest-growing submarkets. As of 2023, approximately 12,900 current and future households are growing in the Apopka area surrounding Wyld Oaks. NYSE-traded Toll Brothers, Lennar, DR Horton, Ryan, and other national home builders have already broken ground around Wyld Oaks with some of their largest single-family initiatives in the USA.

Adding to future demand moving into the area, there is a significant retail opportunity gap for total retail trade, including food and beverage within five miles of the new community. 2023 demand for Wyld Oaks retail is estimated to be nearly $1.1 billion, while supply is only $700 million—leaving an opportunity gap of close to $400 million.

Wyld Oaks is the epicenter, already having set new records for land sale values driven by its novel vision, and filling the deep opportunity gaps for experiences, tastes, residences, and businesses that have been catalyzed by a growing population, unprecedented new home development, major industries, and a vital new expressway that has quite literally paved the future.

For more information, visit wyldoaks.com.
For information on retail, hotel, and multifamily opportunities, contact Colliers.
For information on office opportunities, contact CBRE.

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