"Our wetland study was so old it had fallen out of compliance," Fullerton said. "We needed an updated study to establish the allowable density. Without that data, it's hard for us to take the next step."
Fullerton and AVID Group's Peter Pensa met with Osceola County's Development Review Committee in December to discuss permitting the site for a 150-room hotel with some retail or dining on site. At the time, DRC members raised concerns that the existing road network in ChampionsGate was already over capacity.
Fullerton said the environmental studies should wrap up in about six weeks. At that time, the owner would begin a traffic study.