NeoCity Research and Technology District Master Plan
Osceola County, Florida
Location Kissimmee, Florida
Completion Date January 2019
Size 500 Acres
American Society of Landscape Architecture, Award of Honor, 2018
NeoCity is a 483-acre technology district inspired by an ethos of collaboration and designed to transform the way we think, create, and innovate. Here, burgeoning concepts will gestate into mature technologies, from smart sensors and photonics to software applications and process improvements in science and engineering. As the center point for technology development in the state of Florida, NeoCity will catalyze job creation and talent development in Osceola County that will have regional, national, and international implications.
Master planned by Perkins+Will, NeoCity is envisioned as an innovation epicenter, a source of high quality jobs set within a mixed-use research and technology destination of regional, state, national and global impact. Sense of place and quality of life will differentiate NeoCity as leading the next generation of research, innovation, and development locations. With a projected site build out of more than 10 million square feet, and a low impact design that incorporates plazas, parks, open space, and water reclamation lake, NeoCity accommodates a wide variety of building types and uses within an urban grid and framework of public spaces, views, and trail connections.
The master plan process engaged a wide range of stakeholder input, and it leveraged regional state and national resources in: higher education (University of Central Florida, University of Florida, MIT, etc.); healthcare (Florida Hospital Health Village, Orlando Health, etc.); technology centers (Argonne National Laboratory, Winter Park Cluster, National Entrepreneurship Center, Global Robotics Institute, etc.); and industry partnerships (Harris, IMEC, Photon-X, etc.); as well as local and regional transportation and infrastructure systems. The master plan creates the potential for a long-term total economic output of $25-30 billion and taxable revenue of $780-830 million at full build out.