Osceola County's W192 Development Authority had a choice of eight local and national firms that were bidding for a contract to develop new branding strategy for its tourism corridor, but members opted instead to pull the plug on the process.
Osceola County leaders named LandDesign as the top-ranked firm in the competition to design and master-plan its 500-acre Judge Farms research park. Perkins+Will and Sasaki complete the top three and will also be invited to present later this month.
Next week Osceola County will repave Formosa Gardens Boulevard - the main road servicing the new Island Grove Wine Company. But the project won't include any landscaping improvements requested by the winery's developer.
A private group headed by Tri-City Electric CEO Russ Border is planning to build a $20 million community center in west Osceola County. The group paid $1 million for 9.5 acres across from BellaLago, a boating community on the western shore of Lake Toho.
ChampionsGate master developer RIDA Development is finalizing plans for a 70,000-square-foot expansion the Osceola County Conference Center. The county has pledged $21.5 million toward the project, which also includes construction of villas, apartments, retail and a water park at the Four Corners resort.
With horizontal construction well underway at Osceola County's new active adult community The Lakes at Harmony, master developer Starwood Land Ventures has sold the first 43 lots to CalAtlantic Group for $2 million.
Osceola County is seeking experienced hotel development groups to build and manage as many as three hotels -- including two full-service hotels -- at Osceola Heritage Park and the adjacent Judge Farm property.
Eight firms competing for the contract to design Osceola County's high-tech research park have offered a glimpse into their vision for the 500-acre Judge Farm in recent responses to the county's request for letters of interest.
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 school, slated to open in 2017, will have a number of unique features, including being completely solar-powered. It also will have a "trades lab" that offers non-credit classes in construction trade fields.