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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  • Architects to interview for chance to design first NeoCity office building

    Architects to interview for chance to design first NeoCity office building

    Three architecture firms will have a chance on July 31 to convince Osceola County officials they have the creative vision to design an office building at NeoCity that will help attract global business leaders to the emerging tech district. Located next door to the Florida Advanced Manufacturing...

  • NeoCity master plan reserves key waterfront sites for landmark tenants

    NeoCity master plan reserves key waterfront sites for landmark tenants

    Perkins+Will principal Stephen Coulston believes the master plan and phasing schedule for Osceola County's NeoCity was designed to build value over time, so it's important for the county to reserve key parcels for landmark buildings and tenants. Coulston presented the master plan to County Commissioners...

  • NeoCity development schedule

    NeoCity development schedule

    The NeoCity master plan projects that the district will develop from east to west. Consultants from Perkins+Will said the value of waterfront real estate on the east side will soar over time, and they recommend the county hold onto it for now.

  • NeoCity research park master plan

    NeoCity research park master plan

    Perkins+Will has completed an 18-month planning process to develop a master plan that regulates design, administration and uses in the 500 acre NeoCity research park.

  • Perkins+Will to present NeoCity master plan to Osceola commissioners

    Perkins+Will to present NeoCity master plan to Osceola commissioners

    After 18 months and study and refinement, Perkins+Will  is set to present the NeoCity master plan to Osceola County Commissioners on July 10.  The 186-page document presents a vision for the nearly 500-acre technology district that is full of color, economic vitality and public activity. It sets...

  • Osceola ranks architecture & construction firms for NeoCity office bldg

    Osceola ranks architecture & construction firms for NeoCity office bldg

    SchenkelShultz and Skanska USA lead the shortlist for architect and construction manager at risk in the bidding to determine who will build the first office building in Osceola County's NeoCity research park.   The same two firms were part of the winning team last December when the county was seeking...

  • Second round of bids pour in for Osceola's NeoCity office building

    Second round of bids pour in for Osceola's NeoCity office building

    Osceola County will have its choice of nine local and national architecture firms to design the first office building at the NeoCity office park. SchenkelShultz architects were a part of the winning bid last December when the county was pursing a design-build contract with Skanska USA. The county...

  • 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...

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