Milton, Fla. — Branch Properties has broken ground on Merganser Commons at Dogwood Estates, a Publix-anchored shopping center in Milton. The grocer will occupy 46,811 square feet and be the first Publix store in the city. Overall, Merganser Commons will span 66,921 square feet and feature retail, dining and service-oriented tenants. Branch Properties’ partner on the project is Merganser Enterprises LLC, a retail developer based in Smyrna, Georgia. Branch Properties plans to deliver the center in spring 2022.