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Vine Street is a place with great potential. The potential for a vibrant revitalization, and for businesses and retail shops to thrive. It's also a place with history, and where the natural landscape of Shingle Creek and Lake Toho provides scenic, eye-catching views. Residents and guests are invited to venture vine and discover the many opportunities for new development.
REVITALIZING THE CORRIDOR
The Vine Street/U.S. 192 Corridor sits "center stage" in the City of Kissimmee, playing an integral role in providing regional transportation access and generating a strong economic base. Because the corridor contributes prominently to the overall image of the area, the City recognizes the value of Vine Street, and also the need for its revitalization.
CREATING A DESTINATION
Considered a key "connector" roadway throughout Osceola County, Vine Street is well-positioned for transformation from a thoroughfare into a true destination. This means developing an area that offers residents and visitors a distinct sense of place through a mix of commercial and residential options. The area will also promote urban design while still emphasizing green spaces, the preservation of historical elements and a nostalgic, "Old Florida" feel.
The City of Kissimmee is currently collaborated with Osceola County and LYNX who developed an Alternatives Analysis (AA) for U.S. 192. The completed effort provided a clear understanding of transportation needs throughout the Corridor, along with an outline of solutions that play a key role in enhancing local communities. This sites provides the most current information on the Vine Street Redevelopment Plan.
Are you looking to take advantages of the opportunities within the Vine Street District? If so, please contact John Hambley with the City's Development Services Department.
John Hambley, Planning Manager
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101 Church Street | Kissimmee, FL 34771
The Vine Street corridor is rooted in the rich history of Kissimmee. As one of Central Florida's oldest communities, Kissimmee served as a hub for the cattle and citrus industries. When the region's economic drivers shifted toward tourism, an influx of visitors and residents led to Vine Street's birth as a major thorough fare.
Over the past two decades, changing development patterns and demographics have affected the aesthetic and economic environment of downtown Kissimmee extending through the Vine Street corridor. Additionally, population growth requires more diversified transit options. To address the needs, the City of Kissimmee, now the second largest city in Central Florida, has embarked on an effort to define strategies for the future.
In 2005, the City initiated the Vine Street Redevelopment Study, which analyzed market, socioeconomic and transportation trends. In response to the findings, a Vine Street Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was formed to catalyze key investments and create a framework for development and transportation. This Vine Street CRA unites ongoing efforts and builds on the relationship with the downtown CRA. It has led to the adoption of Vine Street Master Plan and a regional Multimodal Transportation District.
With this foundation, Vine Street is poised to build on key assets and become a vibrant destination.
- Create compact, human-scaled mixed-use development patterns with a distinct sense of place.
- Increase housing diversity and transportation choices.
- Support healthy lifestyles and reduced energy consumption.
- Create vibrant, attractive and inviting public spaces.
- Revitalize and redevelop properties to attract new jobs.
- Preserve existing natural systems and create new green infrastructure systems.
In recent year, rapid growth along the Interstate 4 corridor placed surrounding land at a premium. Although the economic downturn delayed full development, the area is poised for rebirth - and, for those wishing to share in it, Vine Street presents several key opportunities.
- Proximity to downtown Kissimmee, Orlando International Airport and major tourist attractions.
- Lively traffic flow, yielding a large base of potential customers.
- The flexibility for both large and small scale development.
- Natural scenic elements, including Lake Toho and Shingle Creek.
- A series of cohesive villages and neighborhoods, each with its own character and energy.
- Modern urban design techniques, streetscapes and pedestrian-friendly features.
- Premium transit service, including bus circulators and commuter rail.
- Development incentives.
As developers, business owners and residents take advantage of its potential, Vine Street will transform into an urban hub, conveniently situated within the City of Kissimmee community.
Support from the City
The City of Kissimmee's commitment to sustainable development along Vine Street represents an essential part of the corridor's potential. Vine Street is among the City's top priorities, providing critical funding and momentum for success.