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Mixed-use plans come together for vacant W192 Hotel site next to Old Town – GrowthSpotter

Four years after the demolition of the former Roomba Inn hotel on W192, based in Ontario RCT developments moving slowly with a redevelopment plan for the 7-acre site in the heart of Kissimmee’s tourist corridor.

CTN Vice President Abdul Alshoghri said GrowthSpotter the company is still awaiting final permit approvals for the long-planned Hilton Home2 Suites hotel. The 142-room extended-stay hotel has been under construction since 2018, but Alshoghri said the permitting process took longer than expected. In June, CTN reached a drainage fee agreement with the Reedy Creek Improvement District for a stormwater retention facility that would serve the hotel.

Last week, executives with Jamison Business Partners received site approval from the Osceola County Development Review Board for a pair of buildings on the 2.1 acres fronting US 192. Elliott Jamison told GrowthSpotter that his company is under contract to purchase the retail lots, but that the property had to be subdivided and relocated first.

The approved site plan calls for a 13,000 square foot medical/retail building and a quick service restaurant with drive-thru that exits onto Holiday Trail. The site plan approval was only to comply with the county’s W192 design guidelines. The applicant must still file site development plans after the property has been subdivided. Jamison said his team can now begin moving forward with lease negotiations for the multi-tenant building and end users for the QSR. “We’re headed in the right direction, but we’re not there yet,” he said.

Meanwhile, CTN is considering multifamily for the remaining 2.19 acres of the property. The developer has requested a pre-application meeting with RDC County to discuss plans for a 7-story mixed-use residential building with a 4-level parking garage and ground floor retail.

The proponent has submitted detailed site plans and elevations of Archenics for the 194-unit building. The distribution of units would be 43 one-bedroom units, 128 two-bedroom units and 23 three-bedroom units. The northeast corner of the building would house a convenience store on the ground floor, according to the site plan. The southeast corner would house the fitness center and clubhouse.

The outdoor amenities would be located on the roof of the parking garage.

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