The owner of Kissimmee's Calypso Cay Resort submitted the only bid for 5.9 acres of county-owned land across the street, at the Vineland Road-Osceola Parkway interchange.
The property is just south of Sunrise City Plaza, and Osceola Commissioners declared it surplus in 2017. The county began seeking bids for the site in January but extended the deadline a month to try to garner more interest.
Timescape Resorts' Stephen Bradley offered $2.9 million for the site, about $75,000 over the county's minimum bid price. Procurement Director Rebecca Jones said the administration had considered rejecting the bid and reposting the solicitation, but ultimately decided to forward it to the commissioners in April with a recommendation to accept the offer.
The Vineland property was part of a larger taking from 1994 when the county built that portion of Osceola Parkway. It currently doesn't have access from S.R. 535, but County Administrator Don Fisher previously told GrowthSpotter he would expect that the Florida Department of Transportation to approve a driveway in conjunction with a Site Development Plan.
The would be the second land transaction involving the county in recent months. Last December, Osceola County paid $1.75 million for a 2.9-acre site on Calypso Cay Way for a new fire station to serve the fast-growing neighborhood.