A new 750-acre housing development is coming to Osceola County that will include a fresh-water crystal lagoon and a marina after Osceola County voted to approve the development during Monday’s commission meeting.
The development, called Whaley Platt, is within the East of Lake Toho Mixed-Use District and will be located approximately 1.5 miles southwest of the Kissimmee Park Road overpass on Florida’s Turnpike. It will include 2,818 units on 99 tracts made up of townhomes and single-family residences in the East Lake Toho district. The development will also include a marina, 6 miles of trails. a man-made crystal lagoon created by Metro Development Group, and will allocate land for a K-8 charter school to be built in the future.
Whaley Platt’s’s residents will be able to enjoy swimming in the community pool, waterfront yoga, paddle boarding, kayaking, and the many recreational activities in connection with the crystal fresh water lagoon – the first of its kind in Osceola. Whaley Platt will adhere to the county’s new architectural standards and regional transportation improvements.
As noted by Osceola County Manager Don Fisher during the county’s board meeting on Monday, “the transportation collaboration agreement has been signed and will be held in escrow until the closing.”
RJ Whidden & Associates, Inc. is the Whaley Platt project’s consultant, Metro Development Group is the developer, and Hanson Walter & Associates, Inc. is the civil engineer.
Construction on the development is set to begin Spring 2023.