Medical Arts Districts
The City of Deltona is now in Year 7 of the very successful Ten-Year Medical Expansion Program for “Medical Arts Districts” in the Deltona Activity Center area, plus other commercial clusters within the Deltona. At the (1) Deltona Activity Center, the (2) Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), and the (3) Saxon Medical Arts District, there are several projects being advanced to initiate a major medical hubs to spur development within these areas, promoting jobs growth and employment hubs for medical use and ancillary businesses supporting the job-holders.
Halifax Health/ University of Florida Health (Shands) at Halifax Crossings
The physical construction of the Halifax Health Emergency Room is completed and open. Construction of the six story bed tower now deals mainly with the interior of the building. Halifax Health has received approval of a 55,000 Square Foot Medical Office Building (MOB) as a part of this project. This $150+ million project will become a major job creator and economic driver for the Deltona Activity Center’s ‘Medical Arts District’ and the City of Deltona. The hospital is projecting to open in the 3rd quarter of 2019. Of note, on November 7, 2018,
Central Florida Regional Hospital
(a division of Hospital Corporation of America) announced plans a free standing emergency facility in the Deltona Activity Center area. CFRH has received the rezoning for the property. When completed, this expansion into the City will initially mean the creation of 50 or more new, in-city medical jobs and become a major part of the City’s ‘Medical Arts District’. City staff is awaiting CFRH’s revised submittal.
Florida Hospital (AdventHealth)
AdventHealth is building an emergency facility on Howland Boulevard. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday, January 11. The projected grand opening is for the 3rd quarter of 2019.This development will bring in additional health services and 40 new medical employees to this “Medical Arts District”.
Family Health Source (FHS)
FHS has signed the lease for the facility relocation within the City of Deltona, and a major expansion. Family Health Source, a local clinic within the City, has been incentivized for job retention (15 health services jobs) and job expansion (15 new jobs) within the City, and will be expanding from a 3K Sq. Ft. location to a 25K Sq. Ft. location within the City’s CRA District. Build-out is scheduled to start in mid-2019. Also, FHS has decided to keep the DuPont Plaza location open as a clinic to serve the east side of the City.
First Choice Pediatrics
Acquired the former 5/3 Bank building at Courtland and Ft Smith Boulevards and is currently doing a renovation. FCP has also developed several offices that they will be able to utilize as either future expansion or lease.
Private Medical Offices
Now being either opened or land is being shown to site selectors for stand-alone medical offices in various locations within the City. This is the further expansion of health services and job creation with the City, serving the residents and visitors health needs and offering employment in the medical field.
The Saxon Commercial Sewer
The commercial sewer expansion project would facilitate future commercial growth in this prospective business corridor of the Community Redevelopment Area. The City has elected to complete this project and funds are appropriated in the City’s budget and will greatly assist in the recruitment of businesses to that area. This development will coincide with the planned FDOT expansion of Saxon Boulevard.
Community Redevelopment Area (CRA)
On July 7, 2016, the Southwest Deltona Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) was formed. The goal is revitalization of the CRA area through utility and transportation improvements. The City is preparing for sidewalk repairs and ADA compliant sidewalk improvements, among other projects. This is a redevelopment backbone for the City’s original commercial area. The owners of the Deltona Plaza have informed the OED that “The Plaza” is now fully occupied and additional new development, in the areas of the parking lot near Deltona Boulevard, are being considered.
The 5-Year Strategic Economic Development Plan
The consultant (RMA) was selected and will assist the City in moving forward toward targeted economic development growth through the development of a business park. A business park will attract businesses that can offer well-paying jobs. The primary target of the Economic Development Plan is the development of an in-City workforce, which will then attract additional retail, services, and restaurants.
The announcement of the development of a retail based project at the DeMarsh property (Epic Theatres and Epic Theatres Corporate Offices in Deltona Village). The plans on developing the 160-acre parcel of land in front of the EPIC Theatres’ corporate headquarters and theatre. These plans include major retail, grocery, offices, apartments, restaurants, and more.