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Lake Nona’s growing list of shops and restaurants is surrounded by an innovative health and life sciences cluster including Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando VA Medical Center, the University of Central Florida (UCF) Health Sciences Campus, the University of Florida Research and Academic Center, Guidewell Innovation, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and others. The state’s Agency for Health Care Administration has given approval to UCF for a 100-bed medical and surgical hospital to be known as UCF Lake Nona Medical Center. The area has been dubbed Medical City and the strong technology, research and medical presence in Lake Nona has lured the likes of the United States Tennis Association, KPMG and Amazon. “We have always said that Lake Nona is a long- term project for us – a marathon and not a sprint,” said Jim Zboril, president of Tavistock Development Company. “Every step of our development is carefully contemplated and thoughtfully designed for the future – the future of cities perhaps. We are creating the ideal place that inspires human potential through innovative collaboration.” Luis florida.HIGH.TECH 2017 71