The highly anticipated unveiling of a major economic project in Clermont is attracting interest on a statewide level.
More than 200 people, including officials from the state, region, county, city, and St. Johns River Management will be on hand for the grand opening of Victory Pointe at 10am Friday, July 27, a news release states.
Victory Pointe, 1050 Victory Way, is a sophisticated, $9.5-million stormwater management system, urban public park, and event space. The project has been called not only the linchpin to the city’s award-winning master plan but also the launching pad for the revitalization and development of Clermont’s downtown waterfront district.
Victory Pointe includes a new stormwater pond and a filter marsh on a 10-acre site that extends from Lake Minneola to south of Minneola Avenue in the downtown area. The park includes an observation tower that is handicap-accessible, a pier, and trails linking the area to downtown businesses. The event space will host many of the city’s festivals and athletic competitions.
Several ribbon-cuttings will be staged to honor the stakeholders—including the Clermont City Council, South Lake Chamber of Commerce, and principal contributors—who helped make the project possible.
After the ribbon-cuttings, the city will offer guided tours of the park and light refreshments. The Cypress Gardens Water Skiers will perform at 10:45am on Lake Minneola.
Victory Pointe, one of several prime development sites within the city’s master plan, is expected to generate millions of dollars from new revenue, new construction, and higher property values, city staff says. The project is funded through grants, Lake County Tourist Development Council funds, and public investment.
The groundbreaking for Victory Pointe was held in June 2017. The site remains under active construction.
Parking for the grand opening will be available at the Clermont Boathouse, the Clermont Historic Village, and on Osceola Street and West Avenue.
To attend, RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.797.9393.