Orlando Health submits initial plans for Medical Campus in Horizon West

An initial 3D architectural rendering of what the emergency center at Orlando Health Central Porter Road Medical Campus may look like.

Rapidly growing population in West Orange County and patient demand at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee has prompted Orlando Health to submit plans for a new free-standing emergency department in Horizon West, which will be the first phase of a 74-acre medical campus buildout planned for the property.

Dubbed the Orlando Health Central Porter Road Medical Campus, a Preliminary Subdivision Plan and Development Plan were submitted on Feb. 4 to Orange County, and are currently in review by planning staff.


The property lies southeast of the intersection of Porter Road, S.R. 429 and Avalon Road, and a few miles south of Boyd Development's Hamlin Town Center, and falls under the county's Town Center PD-CCMU for Horizon West.

Highlighted in blue are the two parcels owned by Orlando Health Central in Horizon West, which lie at the intersection of Porter Road, Avalon Road and S.R. 429.

The development's Phase 1 will consist of a two-story, 81,000-square-foot emergency department and medical office building with clinics, and a single-story, 5,800-square-foot central energy plant. The phase will occupy 18.2 acres, with 8.1 of those acres reserved for open space and a 313-space parking lot.


Plans submitted show the potential future buildout of all 73.6 acres, with a hospital tower and up to 18 more related medical buildings outlined on the conceptual master plan.

In the upper-right portion of the rectangular property, Phase 1 is highlighted in bold, which will include parking, an emergency center and power station. Additional phased buildout is forecasted to the south and east.

An Orlando Health spokesman declined to offer further details on Monday, saying the Porter Road Medical Campus project was in too early of a planning stage.

The two parcels were bought for a combined $5.16 million by Orlando Health Central Inc. in March 2012 and October 2014.

Christopher Dunlop of HuntonBrady Architects is serving as architect on the project, Klima Weeks Civil Engineering of Altamonte Springs, Winter Garden-based Allen & Company is the surveyor and Maitland-based Bonnett Design Group is the landscape architect.

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