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Clermont-based Fetterhoff signed on as project manager for Olympus

When you’re looking to build a world-class sports and entertainment-themed mixed-use community, it helps to have a project management team with just that experience in your backyard.

On Thursday Olympus Sports and Entertainment Group announced it had done just that, signing Fetterhoff Company (FCI) to provide project and design management services for the multi-faceted Olympus development in Clermont.

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“We are excited and honored to be a part of Olympus, maximizing the success of this landmark development for Clermont, the county and the entire state,” said FCI founder and president, Dr. Otto Fetterhoff.

With over 30 years of experience, FCI has managed the design and construction on some of the most prominent commercial development projects for around the world, from Orlando to Shanghai. “Anything from Walt Disney World, Walt Disney Imagineering,” Olympus Principal Mike Carroll said. “They’ve done work for a number of sports and entertainment properties and developments, so their track record is just really impressive. That’s why we were drawn to them.”

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Construction is scheduled to start in the fall on the 289-unit apartment community on U.S. 27 in Clermont's Olympus community.

FCI will work with Olympus Sports and Entertainment Group as the 243-acre project to help translate the founders’ vision to reality. “We have a kindred vision as well,” Carroll said. “They’re just really in sync with the vision of Olympus, so it’s enjoyable to work with them.”

Initially, FCI is currently leading the creative architectural design process for Olympus, which has attracted an array of local and international design consultancies. This initial design process ties into the installation of Phase 1 infrastructure, which is scheduled to begin this summer. “Our goal is to support and enhance the ingenuity and imagination of the Olympus team, providing our expertise in delivering these types of unique developments and venues,” said Dr. Fetterhoff.

In addition, FCI is managing the recruitment and onboarding process for operating participants within the Olympus sports campus. Plans for the Olympus sports campus include the Athlete Center, a centralized hub designed to provide sports performance & science, athlete nutritional services, and media & broadcast facilities –– all under one roof.

The new master plan includes the addition of senior housing and sports medicine components to the project.

Interim City Manager Susan Dauderis applauded the developer for choosing a local firm to lead the final design and construction management. “The City of Clermont continues to work closely with Olympus Sports and Entertainment Group as the cornerstone project of Wellness Way,” she said.

The Olympus Sports City campus plan features championship-level venues for tennis, beach volleyball, track and field, aquatics, ice skating/hockey and field sports, as well as a 5,000-seat arena designed to host sports events and concerts. The sports campus is strategically designed to integrate with and enhance other aspects of the Olympus development program, including the planned wellness, fitness and sports medicine facilities, as well as the hospitality and entertainment zones.

Carroll said the project has attracted the attention of world-class athletes, coaches, academies, leagues and governing bodies, and he expects to announce several partnerships in early 2022.

The residential development partners are already on board. Lake Mary-based Integra Land Company was first, announcing it would develop the 289-unit Integra at Olympus Heights community in the southwest corner of the district.

Luxury homebuilder David Weekley Homes also will be designing a customized, neotraditional neighborhood with both detached single-family homes and townhomes for Olympus.

“We’ll be launching the engineering for the David Weekley neighborhood in a matter of the next few weeks, so that process will be on a similar timeline with Integra,” Carroll said.

The multi-phased Olympus PUD has entitlements for up to 1,312 hotel rooms; 805 townhomes; 614 apartment units; 155,642 square feet of office space; 360,358 square feet of retail space and 345,283 square feet of medical office space.

Have a tip about Central Florida development? Contact me at lkinsler@GrowthSpotter.com or (407) 420-6261, or tweet me at @byLauraKinsler. Follow GrowthSpotter on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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