Exciting Developments in West Orange

Did you know that Southwest Orange County, which includes Horizon West, leads Central Florida in residential development? As we all know, as the number of rooftops increase, businesses grow. As such, now is one of the most important times to be involved in the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, which is the business advocate for this region.

At the February Board of Directors meeting, Orange County Commissioner Scott Boyd reported on many exciting developments in our area. These developments include many transportation projects that will serve to further enhance our community’s continued economic development and overall quality of life. For example, the proposed I-4 flyover interchange in the Dr. Phillips area, just south of Dr. Philips Park. If approved, this would help ease some of the congestion at Sand Lake Road. Another roadway project, and one of the focuses of the West Orange South Lake Transportation and Economic Development (WOSL-TED) Task Force, is the proposed east/west connector – corridor D known as “Wellness Way.” Construction of this connector road in Horizon West, which could start by the end of the year, will serve as a major relief to SR 50 and will be a direct connection through Horizon West to US 27 in Lake County.

It is truly a wonderful time to be a West Orange resident, business owner or visitor. Opportunity surrounds us and we are ripe for success, so together we can help one another reach the higher fruit!


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Written by Stina D'Uva

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