Winter Springs Self Storage Development

Winter Springs Self Storage Development

UPDATED:  3/13/2023 12:00PM

Community Meeting Live

You are invited to join me March 14th meeting at 6pm to speak out against the massive self storage facility being proposed on Tuskawilla Rd. Many residents have voiced their concern for this project and time is running out. The meeting is being held at The Foundry Church, 1491 East SR 434, Winter Springs.

David Axel of Axel Real Estate is seeking permission to build Tuskawilla Storage in Seminole, Florida, at the intersection of Avery Lake Drive and Tuskawilla Residents and community leaders adamantly oppose the three-story facility. Plans include 116,000 square feet of self-storage in 75 units. Owned by Anna Ondick, the property has been vacant for 20 years. The application is under review by county staff.

If you have any questions or require more information, please contact the developer at 407-366-6510 x107 or by email

More Background:

In 2014; county officials encouraged the City of Winter Springs to enter into a joint planning agreement concerning the enclave properties. The city did not move forward. The city did not effectively negotiate with these property owners in these enclaves to effectuate voluntary annexations into the city. This is why the present issue involving the storage unit on the former high flavor meats property exists; and is now in Seminole County Board of Commissioners court.

The Tuskawilla Self-Storage Proposed Development is a 3 story, 100,500-square-foot building, a 1 story 3,900-square-foot building, a 1 story 5,250-square-foot building and a 1 story 6,750-square-foot building with 75 units on 4.82 acres southeast of the intersection.

The project is currently in the planning stage and seeking rezoning and master development approval from the Seminole County. Plan revisions are underway.

The construction timeline has not been disclosed, but is not expected to begin before the fall of 2023.

Is the Proposed Tuskawilla Self Storage Project a compatible transitional land use?

“In approving a planned development, the Board of County Commissioners shall affirm that the proposed development is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, and effectively implements any performance criteria that the Plan may provide.

In addition, PD zoning may be approved only when the Board determines that the proposed development cannot be reasonably implemented though existing provisions of this Code, and that a PD would result in greater benefits to the County than development under conventional zoning district regulations.

Such greater benefits may include natural resource preservation, urban design, crime prevention, neighborhood/community amenities, or a general level of development quality.”

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9 Replies to “Winter Springs Self Storage Development

  • Rick Brown

    By Rick Brown


    I think it’s pretty consistent now. What their attack strategy is going to be against Victoria. The facts don’t matter, but the residents in many cases to understand the political reality. The city commission has nothing to do with this project it is entirely in county land. They can show up and bitch all they want but unless they go to Sandford i, it won’t have any impact. By blocking Victoria, it gives them very concrete, talking points about how she doesn’t show up and that she does not care. Again, most residence for not understand unless they are given the truth. The job is going to be to make sure those facts get out beyond the cannon noise to the residents. It’s easy to show Cannon and his aide as the liars that they are you just have to figure out how to talk to the real audience.

    I do not recommend showing up and getting into a pissing contest with Cannon in public, but you cannot let him control the narrative either.

  • Vicki H

    By Vicki H


    The two new city commisioners had nothing to do with the proposed self storage. The people to blame are the city commisioners prior to the last election for not working with the county. It’s not the fault of county because they tried early on to get the city involved.

    • Sharon

      By Sharon


      The article references the year 2014 for when negotiations should have taken place, so it was not the city commissioners prior to the last election. However, interestingly enough, one of the newly elected commissioners, Cade Resnick, was in fact a commissioner back in 2014. In 2014, the commission was made up of Mayor Lacey, Cade Resnick, Jean Hovey, Pam Carroll, Joanna Krebs and Rick Brown.

  • jeff gallagher

    By jeff gallagher


    will be coming to this meeting

    • Pam Flaherty

      By Pam Flaherty


      This is a horrible place for a storage unit. Does not belong in a residential community. I am very concerned about the attraction’s this will bring. Police officers have weighted in on the safety concerns for our kids in the close proximity via our schools. Build it but not in our neighborhood.

  • Lynn Ford

    By Lynn Ford


    What is your position on this site’s development- for or against?
    What are the options, if any, for the city to purchase this property and let it remain undeveloped as a nature area?
    Thank you

  • Karlene Duke

    By Karlene Duke


    Terribly inappropriate development. Hope the out cry from the Winter Springs area will be heard.
    Surrounding homes will be immediately be devalued.




    Just what we need another storage facility just all those apartvelopmentswe really didn’t need. N0 this should not happen. There tons storage facility all over this area. This is right oin the middle of a housing development look what it will do to the value of there homes. Very sad.

  • Trudy Lichacz

    By Trudy Lichacz


    Terrible idea. Winter Springs will become just like 436 and areas of 434, a mis-mash of businesses and spoil our landscape. Please no business there.

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