Flamingo Crossing housing project permits were filed yesterday with the South Florida Water Management District. The property address says West of State Rd. 429 and East of Flamingo Crossings Blvd. The permits show plans to build on a parcel of land just over 60 acres. This property would most likely be more housing for the very large workforce at Walt Disney World. Additional housing has been needed for the International and Disney College Program for quite some time.
Last year we reported on the plans to create a 45 acre commercial and retail area that will roll out in three phases. Two hotels, SpringHill Suites by Marriott and TownePlace Suites, opened in 2016 and were the only development on the land. Well, that is all about to change. Disney just announced at the ICSC Florida Conference and Deal Making they will finally begin construction on the land with a budget-friendly shopping complex.
The 237,000 square feet complex will be similar to Disney Springs but will house more budget-friendly retail shops and fast-casual dining options. Development by Disney on the land will take place in three different phases with the first phase to be started as early as next year. Disney will likely offer land leases and lease building shells to tenants.
These new plans filed on 10/1/2018 show recreational and sporting locations throughout the buildings that are also zoned commercially. Likely for swimming pools, tennis courts, and more.