The W192 Development Authority is the single management agency responsible for overseeing all of the programs and projects related to planning, coordinating, implementing and managing the redevelopment and revitalization of the W192 tourism district from the Osceola-Polk County line to Hoagland Boulevard.
It includes the W192 Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) and the W192 Municipal Service Benefit Unit (MSBU) areas and will plan, design, construct, administer, operate, and maintain programs and projects that enhance the functioning and aesthetics of the District, including public transit facilities.
About the W192 Plan
With more than 75 million visitors to the region annually, the W192 Redevelopment Plan is one of the largest redevelopment projects in the nation, with a Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) and subsequent Tax Increment Financing (TIF) already been put in place to support this Plan’s efforts of enhancing the area’s appeal to the leisure tourism market and attract new investments.
Osceola County and the W192 Development Authority are currently working to develop a comprehensive set of design guidelines for streetscape, building and signage for the W192 Corridor between the County Line and Hoagland Boulevard. These guidelines
will apply to properties with frontage adjacent to the corridor right-of-way and ultimately be wrapped into regulatory standards within the Land Development Code. The foundation for theming the corridor were set out by the W192 Redevelopment plan.
- To develop distinct themes for each of the eight corridor segments through a process that will evolve over several months and include a variety of stakeholders
- To illustrate the resulting themes in three separate design guideline documents for streetscape, buildings and signage
- Update the relevant Land Development Code sections with standards for implementation of the design themes
- Develop code-based graphics to support the new standards
- Design may include locations for future pedestrian overpasses, transit-oriented development and mobility hubs (as a future effort)
- The design guidelines and code standards will be developed concurrently to ensure overall coordination and consistency between documents.
- Provide distinct and complementary themes targeted to the user experience
- Build on the guidance from the W192 Redevelopment Plan, existing segment 2, 5 and 6 designs, commercial center and CT standards, and the approved median improvements as well as all other existing improvements along the corridor
- Provide complimentary designs on both sides of the street with vantage points for traveling via vehicle, transit or on foot
- Create designs that support existing catalyst development and spin off businesses
- Provide flexibility in design to accommodate future technology related to smart cities, transportation, signage, etc.
- Enhance the pedestrian environment
- Expand upon currently adopted design palettes to provide flexibility to address seasons and color
- The base median treatment design is complete. Current 6-lane roadway configuration will remain, no lane expansion or contraction is being contemplated.
The W192 Subdistricts
- Segment 1: Four Corners - County Line to State Road 429
- Segment 2: Paradise - State Road 429 to Formosa Gardens Boulevard
- Segment 3: Imagination - Formosa Gardens Boulevard to Reedy Creek Boulevard
- Segment 4: Celebration - Interstate 4 to State Road 417
- Segment 5: Entertainment - State Road 417 to Poinciana Boulevard
- Segment 6: The Lake District - Poinciana Boulevard to Lake Cecile Drive
- Segment 7: The Neighborhood - Lake Cecile Drive to Bass Road
- Segment 8: The Creek District - Bass Road to Hoagland Boulevard