Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center

Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center

The Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center in Kissimmee will feature a 100,000-square-foot facility set to open in the second half of 2016. The center will be home to the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research (ICAMR), which will focus on the development and production...More details

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  • Osceola changes course on NeoCity office building, issues new RFPs

    Osceola changes course on NeoCity office building, issues new RFPs

    Osceola County Manager Don Fisher told GrowthSpotter on Wednesday the county has broken off negotiations with Tennessee-based Century HealthRealty (CHR), which had been chosen to develop the first office building at NeoCity. "They did nothing wrong," Fisher said. "We worked in good faith for several...

  • Royal Oak Homes buys up lot inventory in Magic Landings for $1.33M

    Royal Oak Homes buys up lot inventory in Magic Landings for $1.33M

    Royal Oak Homes paid $1.33 million last week to buy all 28 undeveloped lots in Magic Landings, a gated community right next door to the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center at NeoCity. President Stephen Orosz told GrowthSpotter that Royal Oak zeroed in on the neighborhood because of its...

  • Kissimmee broker introducing new 'smart' homes near research park

    Kissimmee broker introducing new 'smart' homes near research park

    Kissimmee real estate broker Aamir Khan is introducing a new "smart home" concept on Neptune Road, at the halfway point between the city's new SunRail station and Osceola County's high tech research park, NeoCity. Khan bought four contiguous lots on Neptune Road and Lakeview Avenue in 2015 for...

  • Osceola and ICAMR passed over for $70 million federal grant

    Osceola and ICAMR passed over for $70 million federal grant

    Osceola County and its new high-tech research park were passed over in December for a $70 million federal grant, but could be eligible if Congress and the Trump administration approve funding for a second round of grant awards this year.  The county and International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing...

  • Osceola selects Skanska & Tennessee firm to build Tech Farm's first office building

    Osceola selects Skanska & Tennessee firm to build Tech Farm's first office building

    Tennessee-based Century HealthRealty and  Skanska USA will be recommended on Monday as the development team to build the first office building in Osceola County's Tech Farm research park. The firm beat out three other proposals for the county contract, which includes 2 acres of free land adjacent...

  • Orlando firms back 4 developer bids for free office land in Osceola research park

    Orlando firms back 4 developer bids for free office land in Osceola research park

    The opportunity to build the first Class A/B office building in Osceola County's Florida Tech Farm research park drew bids from four real estate development firms, including two from Florida. "I'm very happy," County Manager Don Fisher told GrowthSpotter on Tuesday afternoon, after sealed bids...

  • Osceola County to seek bids for class A office building next to sensor center

    Osceola County to seek bids for class A office building next to sensor center

    Osceola County is putting the final touches on a request for letters of interest (RFLOI) for developers to build a four-story, Class A office building next door to the $250 million  Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, which opens in early 2017. County Manager Don Fisher told GrowthSpotter on...

  • Osceola Commissioners approve new E192 development standards

    Osceola Commissioners approve new E192 development standards

    Osceola County Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved new development guidelines for the E192 CRA district so they can go into effect before a six-month building moratorium expires at the end of the month. "We're excited about the potential of the new plan," said Larry Walter, principal of...

  • Osceola's new E192 standards stress urban design, taller buildings & less parking

    Osceola's new E192 standards stress urban design, taller buildings & less parking

    The proposed design guidelines for Osceola County's E192 corridor would create five distinct redevelopment zones -- each with varying levels of regulation, and all designed to boost property values and support the county's investment in the Florida Tech Farm research park. The design guideline...

  • Resort owners buy prime commercial land in Osceola's E192 Tech Corridor for $2M

    Resort owners buy prime commercial land in Osceola's E192 Tech Corridor for $2M

    Owners of the Flamingo Waterpark Resort on E192 at the Florida Turnpike exit paid $2 million on Tuesday to buy the 22.5-acre abandoned golf course adjacent to their hotel. The acquisition comes nearly two years after Miami-based Blue Road paid $9 million to buy the 245-room full-service hotel....

  • Dewberry: Judge Farms construction to start within a month

    Dewberry: Judge Farms construction to start within a month

    Dewberry is about 30 days out from getting a permit to start building the 130-acre lake that will be the centerpiece of a new high-tech research park at Judge Farms. "Once we get the permit, we will immediately start construction," Vice President Kevin Knudsen told GrowthSpotter. The man-made lake...

  • Orlando physician invests in Kissimmee's E192 tech corridor

    Orlando physician invests in Kissimmee's E192 tech corridor

    An Orlando gastroenterologist has purchased a prime commercial lot on E192 right in front of the new Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center. Muhammed Mohiuddin, who has a practice in St. Cloud, paid $1.2 million through an LLC affiliate in late July for the 3-acre lot. His practice is Gastro...

  • New classroom building in Osceola tops priority list for Valencia College

    New classroom building in Osceola tops priority list for Valencia College

    Valencia College will open its new Poinciana campus next year, but that still won't provide enough relief for the swelling enrollment at the college's main Osceola campus in Kissimmee. That's why the Board of Trustees on Wednesday named the $55.7 million classroom building in Kissimmee as top priority...

  • Belgium's imec to lead Osceola sensor research center, drive Tech Farm growth

    Belgium's imec to lead Osceola sensor research center, drive Tech Farm growth

    Osceola County officials have confirmed that Belgian tech firm imec has signed on to lead the county's nanoelectronics design center - an announcement that could vault the county's new Florida Tech Farm into an economic development engine for Central Florida. "Because imec has international credibility established...

  • Belgian tech leader imec opens downtown Kissimmee office

    Belgian tech leader imec opens downtown Kissimmee office

    Belgium-based imec, a global leader in nanoelectronics research and development, has set up shop in downtown Kissimmee, according to papers filed with the Florida Department of State. Long-rumored to be the anchor tenant that would put Osceola County's new tech research park on the map, imec meets...

  • Osceola to consider lifting building moratorium for some projects on E192

    Osceola to consider lifting building moratorium for some projects on E192

    Osceola County's planning staff has drafted a set of interim design guidelines for commercial projects that were stalled as a result of the six-month building moratorium for the E192 Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) District. But Rj Whidden & Associates, the firm that was hired to create the...

  • Developer looking for JV partners on mixed use project near Osceola research park

    Developer looking for JV partners on mixed use project near Osceola research park

    The owners of a 66-acre parcel on Fortune Road in Kissimmee are looking for development partners for the mixed-use project to complement a new high tech research park nearby on the Judge Farms property. "We believe we may be able to have some embedded synergies with them," David Salanitro told GrowthSpotter. "As...

  • Osceola research park master plan starting to take shape

    Osceola research park master plan starting to take shape

    Osceola County Manager Don Fisher said the master plan for a world-class tech research park at Judge Farms is starting to take shape after a team from Perkins + Will spent much of last week meeting with local stakeholders. The county hired the Austin-based firm in May to develop the masterplan...

  • Osceola to consider $15M contract with ICAMR & welcome Belgian tech firm

    Osceola to consider $15M contract with ICAMR & welcome Belgian tech firm

    Osceola County will pour $15 million into sensor and nanotechnology research under a five-year contract with the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research. County Commissioners are scheduled to vote on the deal Monday. The county will also welcome a new global tech company that...

  • Osceola hires local firm to draft design standards for E192 by October

    Osceola hires local firm to draft design standards for E192 by October

    Anything and everything is on the table, according to Rj Whidden Vice President John Adams, whose firm has been tasked with developing design standards for the E192 corridor. County Commissioners voted Monday night to hire the Kissimmee firm, which is under retainer to the county, for $154,000...

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