Target to anchor Polk County's Posner Park development

Full story: Orlando Sentinel

A new Target store will be among the anchors in the long-awaited Posner Park mixed-used development at the interchange of Interstate 4 and U.S. Highway 27.

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Black Morpheus

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May 23, 2007
 
No One I know shops target since they kicked the Salvation Army Bell Ringers off their property.

What a bunch of "Grinches".
Damon

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Jun 22, 2007
 
Oh, wonderful. Another "big box" superstore we really don't need will bring even more traffic here! I live on US 27 just south of the I-4 junction where road construction (widening) was just completed and the speed limit raised to 65. Now, drivers, including truck drivers, see three freshly-paved lanes in each direction and run 85 - 90mph up and down US 27. Between the soon-to-open Publix and Lowes to my south and the Target to my north (all on US 27), I think it's time to move off this deathtrap road.
Kevin

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Jun 29, 2007
 
Black Morpheus wrote:
No One I know shops target since they kicked the Salvation Army Bell Ringers off their property.
What a bunch of "Grinches".
I wouldn't give the Salvation Army the sweat off my #alls, so I'm glad you won't shop there. Apparently all your friends must benifit from the soup kitchen.
bethany

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Jul 4, 2007
 
um, damon, you live in central fl. did you not get the memo about the growth in the area? we need a target in this area. i absolutely loathe walmart and all of the other crappy choices in the area and am looking forward to actually having a nice place to shop and eat near home. what about the jobs that are being created from posner park? does that make you mad too? please move. there will be one less bitter a hole on the road.
Laura

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Jul 6, 2007
 

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I have lived in this area for seven years now. I am so happy to start getting the retail we need in this area. I do however have a big problem with the influx of British "homeowners" and I use the term loosely. They come over here and abuse any home they buy. They rent it out and never do any upkeep or improvemants. All they do is drive the other home prices down because the communities they live in look like a ghetto when they own property. When they are through trashing it they let it go into foreclosure. There are a few Brits that I know that live here full time and actually care for the home they live in. It's the other 95% who are out to make every dime they can on renting it out that is causing the problem. I am fed up. Anyone feel the same way?
Pablo

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Jul 11, 2007
 
Laura wrote:
I have lived in this area for seven years now. I am so happy to start getting the retail we need in this area. I do however have a big problem with the influx of British "homeowners" and I use the term loosely. They come over here and abuse any home they buy. They rent it out and never do any upkeep or improvemants. All they do is drive the other home prices down because the communities they live in look like a ghetto when they own property. When they are through trashing it they let it go into foreclosure. There are a few Brits that I know that live here full time and actually care for the home they live in. It's the other 95% who are out to make every dime they can on renting it out that is causing the problem. I am fed up. Anyone feel the same way?
Isn't that how short term rental neighborhoods work? Start renting your $200K house for $1,000 a week to the tourists and with the money buy a nice house in a normal neighborhood.

Anyhoo...Target isn't the type of establishment anyone was expecting based on all the hype. This was supposed to be THE shopping center that everyone around would flock to shop? Target? Ross? Ugh. We need those like a hole in the head. Oh well, driving to Tampa isn't so bad...
davenport

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Jul 13, 2007
 
well i think this develpment will be great!!!! everything else is so far away, there are no shops near by. Anyway this will do good for housing prices and save on gas.
this is a great thing that is happening to polk county - cant wait!!!!!
SilviB

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Jul 16, 2007
 
Laura wrote:
I have lived in this area for seven years now. I am so happy to start getting the retail we need in this area. I do however have a big problem with the influx of British "homeowners" and I use the term loosely. They come over here and abuse any home they buy. They rent it out and never do any upkeep or improvemants. All they do is drive the other home prices down because the communities they live in look like a ghetto when they own property. When they are through trashing it they let it go into foreclosure. There are a few Brits that I know that live here full time and actually care for the home they live in. It's the other 95% who are out to make every dime they can on renting it out that is causing the problem. I am fed up. Anyone feel the same way?
It'll be great having some retail in the area, but isn't talking about the short term rental market slightly off-topic? The homes on the short term rental market are generally taken care of by property management companies, who undertake to insure the lawns are mowed and the properties are kept presentable. Anyone that has driven through Southern Dunes, Highlands Reserve, Solana to name but 3 of the many short term rental communities in the Davenport/Haines City area, will see that the word ghetto does not apply to them. Either way, this is a whole new topic and anothing to do with Posner Park.
Laura

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Sep 2, 2007
 
SilviB
I do live in one of the what you call presentable neighborhoods. I live at Highlands Reserve. Although I live on what I cosider the best street in the development all I have to do is get in my car and drive toward either exit to see all the unkept homes. Foreclosures are also high. You may think that this has nothing to do with Posner but I beg to differ. The British are a very huge percentage of homeowners in this area. I am afraid that the "renters" will not be able to sustain the cash registers 12 months a year. Where does this leave the American owners? We need more American ownership in the area. We will not however get more American homeowners because of the price of homes in our area. Most family's cannot afford to own a home or shop at Posner Park.
Linda

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Sep 24, 2007
 
We just bought one of the "vacation" homes in Davenport and we were very impressed on how well it was kept. It was very clean and the home inspection was a breeze. As far as Target goes I love the idea. Where we live now in Ohio was very rural when we moved here 19 years ago. Since then it has grown alot and everything is convienent now. Thats what it is all about, growth for the community. We look forward to living in Davenport.
Ann

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Sep 29, 2007
 
I am very interested reading your posts as I live in Ireland and at the moment am considering buying a vacation home in Crows Nest near Davenport. It is a new concept to me and I am a bit nervous, but was given to understand the Management Company maintain the estates to a high quality anybody out there got any advice?
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Oct 16, 2007
 
I'm excited something is finally coming to the area. When I purchased my home 4 years ago the Developer was really selling Posner Park. It may not be high end merchandise but it's much better than Walmart. At least you'll be able to find a presentable shirt at JCPenney's. And you bascially have to go 25-30 miles into Orlando to see a Staples or Best Buy. Polk County will definitely have to do something about the traffic on 27.
barry from england

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Oct 19, 2007
 
Laura wrote:
I have lived in this area for seven years now. I am so happy to start getting the retail we need in this area. I do however have a big problem with the influx of British "homeowners" and I use the term loosely. They come over here and abuse any home they buy. They rent it out and never do any upkeep or improvemants. All they do is drive the other home prices down because the communities they live in look like a ghetto when they own property. When they are through trashing it they let it go into foreclosure. There are a few Brits that I know that live here full time and actually care for the home they live in. It's the other 95% who are out to make every dime they can on renting it out that is causing the problem. I am fed up. Anyone feel the same way?
I am one of those English people who have bought a house at west haven. 90% are english owned. All the houses are keeped in A1 condition.The influx of uk money as keeped thousand of the locals in work. There is nothing wrong about trying to make as much as you can from your investment,Just remeber without our homes were would your tourists stop
peach

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Oct 20, 2007
 
Black Morpheus wrote:
No One I know shops target since they kicked the Salvation Army Bell Ringers off their property.
What a bunch of "Grinches".
I can't wait to have a local Target store to go to! Right down the road! Love it!
I donate to salvation army all the time, there are other ways to donate other than outside a store...
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Nov 11, 2007
 
I am so happy about the GREAT STORES we are getting at Posner Park. Now I won't have to travel to Winter Haven. As for the British homeowners, we have several in my neighborhood and we enjoy having them here. We have become friends with them and look forward to when they come over.
Chuck

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Dec 4, 2007
 
Is there a website for this place? anyone know if there is going to be a gym?
Honey of a Deb

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Dec 29, 2007
 
Posner Park is nothing but a sign of positivity for the future of Davenport! There is no doubt there. We moved from the area a year ago because of a better job opportunity for my husband and myself. Of course after we moved all of the growth exploded! Isn't that part of Murphy's law? At any rate...we are still trying to sell a beautiful house in Davenport...Dunson Hills...minutes from Posner Park. We have it listed with Watson Realty. I truly hope the future owners will be part of Posner Park and are looking to buy this lovely little gem as a result of being employed at Posner Park! We've had it on the market for one year now...yikes! Someone buy it already!
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Dec 29, 2007
 
Black Morpheus wrote:
No One I know shops target since they kicked the Salvation Army Bell Ringers off their property.
What a bunch of "Grinches".
Having worked for that company for over 5 years, have friends and family who have worked there, I can say with experience that most "teammembers" don't like working there either.Most stores are understaffed and the management in most stores are not friendly to the staff.
Tim - Virginia

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Jan 16, 2008
 
I ditto the comments made by Deb up above, Posner Park will bring much needed opportunity as far as helping unemployment and the need for shopping/restaurants. We to moved from there for a better opportunity but 6 months too late, we have a great house built in 2002 by us that we have been trying to sell at Regency Place - about 1 mile from the Park. Much like above we are now going on 2 years and the home is in mint condition, just unlucky due to the market falling off just after leaving. I am confident this explosion of building will bring new people into the area along with some great shopping for Polk County. Feel free to email me if interested. tcrandall@wintergreenresort.co m
Frank

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Jan 30, 2008
 
bethany wrote:
um, damon, you live in central fl. did you not get the memo about the growth in the area? we need a target in this area. i absolutely loathe walmart and all of the other crappy choices in the area and am looking forward to actually having a nice place to shop and eat near home. what about the jobs that are being created from posner park? does that make you mad too? please move. there will be one less bitter a hole on the road.
I agree Bethany. I too hate WalMart and the crappy choices here. We love Target and it's about time we get one. Although we do like some of the mom & pop places, including restaurants. We at least wanted a Target.

I wish people in Central Florida would stop fighting progress. Growth is inevitable. Especially in Central Florida.

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