Orlando Health to build ER & medical complex at Tupperware SunRail site

Tupperware Brands and Orlando Health officials jointly announced plans for a new $32 million free-standing emergency room and medical pavilion on Osceola Parkway, across from the new Tupperware SunRail station that opens in 2018.

"They want to be turning dirt by October," Tupperware Vice President Thomas Roehlk told GrowthSpotter on Tuesday, after the project was disclosed during Osceola County's annual State of the County banquet.

Phase 1 will feature a three-story 60,000-square-foot emergency room and medical pavilion that includes a free-standing emergency department, provided as a service of Orlando Health’s Dr. P. Phillips Hospital. It will include more than 15 treatment rooms, an imaging department, ambulance bays and a helipad, along with parking and supporting infrastructure.

Phase 2 could include up to 60,000 square feet of additional medical offices, surgery centers, and other health and wellness concepts.

Roehlk said that Tupperware would file soon to replat the 13-acre site, and Orlando Health would then file a Site Development Plan with Osceola County.

The medical facility is part of a burgeoning transit-oriented district shaping up around the SunRail station. Other new projects include a 350-unit apartment complex right across from the station, a new 128-room Hampton Inn hotel on Centerview Boulevard across from Tupperware headquarters, and a $30 million assisted living facility by Providence One.

Roehlk said the projects combined will have a $150 million economic impact to the county. 

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