Late last year, formal announcements were made regarding the city of Destiny, FL. Proposed as America’s first Planned Environmental Development, the 65-square-mile city located one hour south of Orlando will be situated within a day’s drive of 30 million consumers and at the crossroads of the most highly trafficked tourist destination in the United States.
Destiny will be the largest “green”-planned development in the United States and will offer a healthful environment with ample open space, sustainable infrastructure, and thoughtful preservation. The hope is that the 41,300-acre, proposed self-contained green city, will be a life-long learning community where the educational components are modeled on international curriculum standards.
In the planning stages, Destiny is currently working with the state of Florida and Osceola County to secure entitlement. Approximately the size of the District of Columbia, Destiny is located at the heart of Florida’s Clean Tech Corridor. Cutting edge green technology, R&D, innovation, and education will be the focus for the economic development of Destiny.
Destiny is slated to feature NextGEN aviation, a multi-modal transportation system, and a master plan for sustainability by world renowned ARUP. Destiny is situated within Florida’s Clean Tech Corridor in the seventh largest mega-region in the United States. The city’s International Clean Technology Center will be a hub for businesses and researchers focused on developing clean technologies, renewable energy sources, and alternative fuels that will reduce reliance on fossil fuels, enabling and inspiring consumers worldwide to cultivate a sustainable lifestyle. Destiny will feature a 400-acre energy research park; NexGen Airport, with a mixed-use terminal; and Florida’s first E-Station, a 6,000-square-foot refueling station that will include electric automobile charging stations, along with a solar and geo-thermal “green-mart” convenience store.
Destiny will also provide housing in every price range, as well as rental properties to encourage diversity of age and socio-economic backgrounds.