Current Projects

South Bluford Drainage and Roadway Improvements
Construction is underway. Roadway and utility improvement project to add a northbound right-turn lane from Orlando Avenue to Delaware Street, reconstruct the South Bluford and Orlando Avenue intersection, add storm-water management facilities, and install underground water and sewer utility pipes. Expected completion in August 2016.

Western Force Main
In design stage. Sanitary sewer system intended to take flow off the current SR 50 force main and route it north along Maguire Road, through the Ocoee downtown area, and on to the Wastewater Treatment Plant on AD Mims Road. This work has a relationship with sanitary sewer work now being done as part of Florida DOT SR 50 road widening project, which is not included in this reporting mechanism. Funding for design work is in place. Construction cannot proceed until financing has been secured.

Bluford Utilities

In design stage. Potable water main being installed and put into service between Columbus Street and Silver Starr Road, along with a dry sanitary sewer main that will require construction of the Western Force Main to put into operation. Status: Some underground piping is being installed as part of the South Bluford Avenue project; design is 60% complete on the remaining extent. Plans will be provided to current South Bluford contractor to provide a price quote. Work cannot proceed until financing has been secured and should be delayed until the Bluford Street-scape project’s construction can move forward.

Ocoee Downtown Design Code

Under development. A zoning overlay being developed to provide a more urban design basis for future downtown Ocoee development. City Commission is considering a development application moratorium in the area until the design code is adopted. Expected adoption in Fall 2016.

Bluford Streetscape

Under development. A roadway landscaping project intended to address the appearance of Bluford Avenue from Delaware Street to Silver Starr Road. Construction work cannot proceed until financing has been secured. In order to leverage utility construction funding, streetscape installation will have to be part of the restoration phase of the Bluford Utilities project.

Downtown Development Plan

Underway. A model for guiding private development decisions and public infrastructure investments in the downtown Ocoee area. This plan should result in a list of public infrastructure projects to be included in a future city bond financing effort. Status: Under development by GAI. Expected completion in July 2016. An initial public input hearing to be conducted on March 7 at the Lakeshore Center. This event will be broadcast live on Ocoee’s cable TV channel. Outreach efforts also include website and social media campaigns.

Maine Street Extension

Conceptual design completed. Roadway addition that will extend the present route of Maine Street west from Bluford Avenue to intersect Maguire Road. Status: Conceptual plan completed and development agreement is in place to provide required right of way. The transmittal letter, deed, and temporary construction easement have been drafted to request transfer of the required ROW. Design phase requires funding, which has not presently in place. Actual conveyance of ROW by land owner/developer should wait until roadway design has been completed. Design and construction cannot proceed until financing has been secured. The property owner has 30 days to complete the transaction from receiving certified letter from the city requesting title to the street ROW.

In addition to these city-funded projects, Ocoee is also an active participant in the SR 50 road widening project being funded by the Florida Department of Transportation and the City of Ocoee.