Vertical construction has begun to the west of 429, leaving many residents and drivers wondering what’s being built. The construction, which has been part of the massive clearing for the large Silverleaf development, is only accessible through construction zones and does not have road access yet.
The new building is for the Orlando College of Osteopathic Medicine, a proposed Medical College that will train caring and competent osteopathic physicians to serve the community. The college is in the developmental stage of accreditation and has not been approved to recruit students.
Plans for the college include up to 360 units of multi-family/student housing on campus, which have not yet started construction. College facilities on campus include two lecture halls, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Lab, virtual anatomy lab, classrooms, study rooms, exam rooms, fitness center, and offices.
Construction of the campus has a two year timeline and is expected to total $62.4 million, provide 338 construction and other jobs, and add $2.6 million in taxes to communities in the central Florida region, according to an OCOM Economic Study. The proposed college is planned to open in 2028 and a study shows it will have direct and indirect economic benefits of $46.4 million, more than 345 jobs, and $3.0 million in taxes to communities in the region.
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