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Summit Construction is seeking a building permit for a K-8 charter school to serve up to 1,200 students.
Summit Construction is seeking a building permit for a K-8 charter school to serve up to 1,200 students. (SFWMD)

Charter school specialist Summit Construction Management Group filed construction plans late last week for two new charter schools on opposite ends of Osceola County.

The first, Boggy Creek Charter School, is located at 3200 Tindall Acres Road. Plans filed with the South Florida Water Management District call for a two-story, 68,000-square-foot K-8 school to serve 1,145 students.

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The site is just south of the Orange County line, across from Orlando International Airport's 1,800-acre Poitras Property, which is slated for future development with 1,800 houses, 1,940 apartments and 1,060 townhomes.

The City of Orlando and the airport authority applied to the city this past summer to develop the land south of the airport to include the housing, but also 190,000 square feet of shops and restaurants, more than 4 million square feet of warehouse space, 750,000 square feet of manufacturing, and offices and shops geared to the distribution hub.

Summit won approval earlier this year to rezone its 15-acre site from Mixed Use to Residential Professional. The charter school will provide relief for Osceola County's East Lake Elementary and Narcoossee Middle School, which are projected to reach capacity by the 2018 school year.

Summit filed a Site Development Plan (SDP) on Nov. 21 and applied for a building permit Dec. 2.

Summit Construction filed plans for a 52,000-square-foot K-8 charter school on Poinciana Boulevard in the City of Kissimmee.
Summit Construction filed plans for a 52,000-square-foot K-8 charter school on Poinciana Boulevard in the City of Kissimmee. (SFWMD)

A smaller K-8 school is proposed for the 200 block of S. Poinciana Blvd., to be called Poinciana Charter School. A Miami-based charter school company bought the nearly 6-acre site in February for $657,000.

Kissimmee Senior Planner Ashley Cornelison told GrowthSpotter the developer received a conditional use permit more than a year ago, and recently submitted construction plans to the city calling for a two-story, 52,000-square-foot building that could accommodate up to 750 students.

Hanson, Walter & Associates is the civil engineer on both projects.

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