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Lowndes Advises Chau Medical Center on 66,000-Square-Foot Mixed-Use Medical Development in Winter Springs, Fla.

November 17, 2020

Lowndes provided zoning and land use counsel to Orlando, Fla.-based Chau Medical Center for the development of a 66,000-square-foot mixed-use development in Winter Springs, Fla. Plans for the project, located at the southwest corner of Hacienda Drive and S.R. 434., include a three-story medical office building and development rights for a retail center and assisted living facility. 

Constructed on five acres near the Winter Springs' Greeneway Interchange District, the development will be completed in multiple phases. The 10,190-square-foot medical office building will be constructed first, with the 6,400-square-foot retail center and the 50,000-square-foot, 114-bed assisted living facility to follow. 

Lowndes attorney Rebecca Wilson, who chairs the firm’s Land Use, Zoning and Environmental Group, represented Chau Medical Center during the approval process.  

Related article: Chau Medical Group is Expanding to Winter Springs with New Medical Office Mixed-Use Project (subscription required)



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Becky  Wilson is chair of the firm's Land Use, Zoning and Environmental Group. She represents property owners, developers, lenders and other development participants with issues related to zoning, comprehensive plans, concurrency, administrative law, Developments of Regional Impact (DRI’s), procurement issues, due diligence and property rights.


As early as sixth grade, Becky advocated for the causes she believed in. Her concern about nuclear waste and water contamination in her hometown of Dothan, Alabama – and her thorough research – promoted her to press a state legislator with questions in the school auditorium. Having grown up in the South, Becky got in trouble for questioning authority – yet that life experience served her well.

After clerking for a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Becky landed in Orlando, quickly building a reputation at Lowndes for being thorough, outspoken, and a tireless advocate for clients. She ultimately found her niche in land use, collaborating with architects, transportation engineers and local governments to move her clients’ projects – and Central Florida – forward. Becky became one of the youngest female shareholders at the firm. Today, she is Chair of the Land Use, Zoning and Environmental Group.

Her clients include property owners, developers, lenders and other participants in the development of high-rise, hotels, planned communities, large “power-centers,” mixed-use projects, office buildings and big box commercial projects, projects within historic districts, multi-family developments, senior living, and affordable housing. Becky works closely with the local government entities to address the needs of her clients related to zoning, comprehensive plans, concurrency, administrative lawDevelopments of Regional Impact (DRI’s), procurement issues, due diligence, and property rights.

Undoubtedly, Becky’s diligence, activism and Southern charm were responsible in part for her appointment as chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Central Florida District Council, a global multidisciplinary real estate organization with more than 40,000 members dedicated to the responsible use of land, and creating and sustaining thriving communities.

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