The City of Kissimmee is working on several projects (Vine Street Redevelopment, Downtown Kissimmee Intermodal Center Parking Garage, Shingle Creek Regional Trail, and the Land Development Code Update) that will have a long-lasting positive influence on the future of the City.
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The Downtown Kissimmee Intermodal Center Parking Garage is a multi-use parking garage that was 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 was completed on May 5, 2017 and was built in thanks to the partnership between the City of Kissimmee, the Florida Department of Transportation/SunRail and Osceola County.
For the past 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.
The City of Kissimmee has begun an update of the City’s Land Development Code, which will include form-based regulations for the downtown. The purpose of the form-based regulations is to establish a framework to enable better development patterns, improve the quality of the built environment, and foster pedestrian-friendly development and redevelopment in the downtown and surrounding areas. The updated code will give citizens, developers, builders, and property owners predictable standards by which to design and build. The update will be completed with adherence to the community vision, existing neighborhood characteristics and, most importantly, it will be based on community-driven priorities - this is where we need your help!
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.
To view previous special projects, please select the following web links: John Young Parkway Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge.