The City of Kissimmee is working on several projects (Vine Street Redevelopment, Downtown Kissimmee Intermodal Center Parking Garage, and Shingle Creek Regional Trail) that will have a long-lasting positive influence on the future of the City.
The Downtown Kissimmee Intermodal Center Parking Garage is a multi-use parking garage that is being constructed in support of the SunRail commuter train platform located immediately to the West of the project site.
The new 400 space garage will also provide additional parking for Amtrak, the Lynx bus superstop, the Kissimmee Civic Center as well as for special events held downtown and at the Kissimmee Lakefront Park.
The overall design of the new garage will reflect the historic Florida train deport aesthetic of the new Kissimmee SunRail station, while also complimenting the overall architectural style of historic downtown Kissimmee.
The project is a new, 4-tier, above grade, open parking garage structure with a reinforced concrete foundation.
This $10 million dollar project will be completed by the end of 2016 and is built in thanks to the partnership between the City of Kissimmee, the Florida Department of Transportation/SunRail and Osceola County.
To view construction progress photos, please visit the Downtown Kissimmee Station Parking Garage webpage.
For the past seven years the City has been working to find ways to transform Kissimmee through the intensive redevelopment of the Vine Street Corridor, which spans from Hoagland Boulevard to Valencia Community College. This project has reached a major milestone with the adoption of the Vine Overlay District, which includes a policy document to guide development over the next 30 years, as well as sweeping changes to development regulations within the corridor. These changes are geared toward encouraging high-density, multi-story and mixed use development that will complement and support future transit systems, including SunRail and Bus Rapid Transit in the City. The establishment of a Vine Street Community Redevelopment Area in this district will further assist redevelopment efforts. For more information about this large scale effort, please visit the Vine Street Development Web site.
A large portion of the improvements included in the Lakefront plan had been completed and opened in the summer of 2013. It is anticipated that the remaining areas including the marina and boat ramps will be completed in October 2014.
The redevelopment of Kissimmee's Lakefront is set to have a major impact on the appearance and functionality of downtown Kissimmee. Spearheaded by the City's Parks & Recreation Department, the plan calls for the complete redevelopment of Lakefront Park, providing greatly enhanced amenities and connectivity, while also fostering commercial redevelopment opportunities. To explore the redevelopment of Lakefront Park, please click on this link.
The Shingle Creek Regional Trail (SCRT) is a multi-use recreational trail being developed through cooperation between the local governments of the City of Kissimmee, Osceola County, the City of Orlando, and Orange County.
When fully constructed, it will span 32 miles through one of Florida’s most traveled urbanized areas. This trail will become part of an extensive trail network that extends from Kissimmee to Wekiva Springs State Park, and from Orlando to Mascotte. In its entirety, it will serve as a key north-south connector in a larger regional trail network that includes the West Orange Trail, South Lake Trail, Cross Seminole Trail, and Seminole Wekiva Trail.
For more information regarding this project, please view the following Shingle Creek Regional Trail webpage.
To view previous special projects, please select the following weblinks: John Young Parkway Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge.