Osceola County selling land at Vineland interchange, softball complex

Osceola County is seeking bids for a 5.9-acre site on Vineland Road at the Osceola Parkway interchange.

County Commissioners voted in 2017 to declare the land surplus, but the county has not actively marketed it for sale. The minimum bid is $2,823,555, according to the solicitation documents available on VendorLink.

The property includes 3 acres of mitigated wetlands and 2.91 acres of uplands. It was part of a larger taking from 1994 when the county built that portion of Osceola Parkway.

The parcel is located right off the Osceola Parkway exit ramp at the S.R. 535 (Vineland Road) interchange. The corner parcel has frontage on Vineland and Poinciana Boulevard, which has been extended into the Publix-anchored Sunrise City Plaza next door.

It's directly across from a Wawa fuel station and just north of Lennar's Storey Lake Resort. It has Commercial Tourist zoning. 

Bids are due Feb. 12. 

Meanwhile, the county is positioning its 25-acre softball complex on John Young Parkway for sale. The estimated value is $9 million.

County commissioners had always planned to sell the 5-field complex when it opens a new sports park on U.S. 192 at S.R. 429. That project has been hung up in permitting for over a year.

Commissioners are set to vote Monday to list the softball complex with Ken Baker Real Estate

Baker already has the listing for the adjoining 6 acres. Marketing the two properties jointly could make the property even more attractive for redevelopment, according to Sally Myers, the county's asset manager. 

The softball park is surrounded by new development, including newly completed apartment complexes, a self-storage facility and an assisted living home. In the works is a 788-unit community by Winter Park-based Epoch Residential. 

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