Brazilian developers Guillermo and Dayane Comellini are planning a three-building medical campus across from Orlando Health’s hospital in Ocoee.
The project, dubbed the West Orange Medical Center, is being proposed to rise east of Blackwood Avenue on the south side of Old Winter Garden Road.
Currently, the site holds two vacant single-family homes. Guillermo Comellini purchased the lots in 2017 for a total of $510,000. A year later, he transferred control of the properties to a company managed by him and Dayane called Westside Asset LLC.
The company is requesting to rezone the site to Planned Unit Development along with a request to annex the properties into the city of Ocoee. It’s currently located within the proposed Ocoee-Orange County Joint Partnership Agreement area and is bordered by Ocoee to the west.
Quang Lam of Lam Civil Engineering is the civil engineer.
Plans call for a 15,000-square-foot medical office complex at 3462 Old Winter Garden Road. The campus will consist of a two-story building and two single-story buildings.
The requests from Westside Asset LLC were originally up for approvals by the Ocoee City Commission on Tuesday, but were put off till the following commission meeting April 21.
Guillermo Comellini, who lives in Celebration, was not immediately available to comment.
At the meeting, city commissioners unanimously approved a four-story, 125,100-square-foot commercial building being developed by Orlando-based Real Property Specialists. The project is part of the Shoppes at West Oaks project at 9000 W. Colonial Drive.
The proposed West Orange Medical Center sits across Orlando’s Health 171-bed hospital, which serves residents in nearby neighborhoods including Gotha and Windermere.
The project is also near a large chunk of land currently being prepped to hold about 35 acres of mixed-use development. Ocoee is working with citrus grower Heller Brothers Packing Corporation to incentivize developers to build on land the business owns southeast of Maguire Road and Old Winter Garden Road.
The incentives allow for a variety of uses including, multifamily, office, high-end retail, sit-down restaurants or nationally-branded hotels.