Orlando diocese to undertake 468-acre development project

According to the Orlando Business Journal, the Orlando, Fla., diocese is planning a massive real estate project. Look out, Disney World.

The journal reports:

The Catholic Diocese of Orlando is planning a massive expansion of the 468-acre San Pedro Center in Seminole County.

The Seminole County Planning & Zoning Commission will meet Aug. 6 to look at a proposal to allow the San Pedro Center to be a multi-generational, non-age restricted development. The changes to the original development order would need to clear the planning board and the Seminole County Commission as well.

The project could mean opportunities for contractors and builders, as well as an influx of new residents in Seminole County. Additionally, the master plan calls for assisted living, nursing beds, hotel beds and retail.

"Currently, the Diocese operates the Spiritual Center and hopes to process licensure application and site plan for a Catholic cemetery next to the priests' cemetery at San Pedro later this year," wrote Carol Brinati, a spokeswoman for the Orlando Diocese, in an email to Orlando Business Journal. "The rest of the property, the Reserve at San Pedro, is undeveloped now. The Diocese is currently undertaking internal planning for the development. Assuming all approvals, we anticipate that specific site plans for initial phases of the project would be submitted within the next year."

Check out the website with a more detailed look at the project, and download the master plan here; photos from the master plan are in the slideshow as well.

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