The waiver is the largest economic development incentive ever offered by Kissimmee Utility Authority. The Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center is under construction and slated to open in 2017.
After paying $7.3 million last month for 29 acres on U.S. 192 W for a planned Walmart Supercenter, the company has applied to rezone an adjoining nine-acre parcel, and a revised site plan shows the future store located largely on the new property.
The W192 Development Authority will publish a Request for Proposals (RFP) this month seeking firms to conduct a detailed marketing study of the destination corridor and develop new logos, banners, slogans and design standards for U.S. 192.
Bonds could also pay for facade grants and building demolition if the Osceola County Commission approves the W192 Development Authority's idea for dramatically improving the look of the 15-mile stretch.
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The Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center in Kissimmee will be a 100,000-square-foot facility set to open in 2016, that focuses on the development and production of cutting-edge products like smart sensors and photonics devices.