The City of Kissimmee hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, May 4th, to mark the beginning of the construction of The Allen Apartments, the first phase of the Beaumont Redevelopment Project. The 20-acre project, located in the Downtown Kissimmee Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), aims to address the city’s need for additional housing options.

The development will feature 312 multi-family units available at market rate, as well as 16 units reserved for affordable housing. This will help the city extend the street grid and enhance connectivity to the Medical Arts District. The project has been in the planning stages for a long time and is part of the city’s long-term mission to augment the availability of housing in the Downtown Kissimmee area.

“The Allen Apartments Project really meets all the goals that the Kissimmee Commission has for making Downtown Kissimmee a place to live, work, recreate, and enjoy themselves,”: Kissimmee Manager Mike Steigerwald said after the groundbreaking.

Once I became a County Commissioner, we decided to sell the Beaumont site to the city, which I was very happy about, so they could control the project. While I’m no longer a city commissioner, this is one of those projects that is near and dear to my heart, Osceola County Commissioner for District 4 Cheryl Grieb shared after the groundbreaking ceremony. “This is a great project, and the Allens Apartments is phase one, there are great things to come, and I couldn’t be happier.”

Mike Steigerwald Kissimmee
City of Kissimmee Commission Groundbreaking
Olga Gonzalez Mayor Kissimmee

During the groundbreaking ceremony, Kissimmee Mayor Olga Gonzalez spoke about the importance of the Beaumont Redevelopment Project. She said that the project will be a catalyst for economic growth and will improve the quality of life for residents in the Downtown Kissimmee area. She also thanked the project’s developers and partners, who have been instrumental in bringing this project to fruition.

The Allen Apartments Groundbreaking Ceremony marks a significant milestone in the development of the Beaumont Redevelopment Project. The project is a testament to the city’s commitment to improving its communities and providing affordable housing options for its residents. With the project underway, the city looks forward to seeing the positive impact it will have on the Downtown Kissimmee area in the years to come.