Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
06:43 pm
17 July 2019

Olympus Project Approved by Clermont City Council

Conceptual-drawing-of-OlympusIt appears Olympus is coming to Clermont. The city council unanimously approved an innovative 243-acre master-planned community that will combine sports, wellness, entertainment, and residential living. The new development will be called Olympus.

“The City of Clermont is thrilled to partner with Olympus to bring the next level of sports and medical facilities to Clermont,” Clermont City Manager Darren Gray says. “Olympus aligns perfectly with our Choice of Champions brand and our reputation as a world-class haven for athletes. This is a historic moment for Clermont, and the city council’s unanimous approval reflects their enthusiastic endorsement of Olympus.”

Clermont was chosen after a global search because of its “sense of community.” The Olympus project is spearheading the Wellness Way Area, a growth and innovation corridor consisting of 15,000+ acres in close proximity to Orange County’s Horizon West and the western entrance of Walt Disney World. The Olympus development is estimated to create over 5,000 jobs and generate over $1.4 billion in local economic impact during a 10-year period.

“[Clermont] City Council’s vote is a milestone in the life of the project, and we are energized by the high level of excitement within the community and beyond,” says Mike Carroll, co-founder and chief operating officer of Olympus. “Together with our public and private partners and supporters, we are spearheading the Wellness Way growth area and creating a legacy for generations to come.”

With the support of both Lake County and the city of Clermont, Olympus is considered a long-term value for all stakeholders and residents.

“Epic. Every Day” is the brand promise for Olympus, which combines multi-sport training and competition venues, leading-edge wellness, health and fitness facilities, and a dynamic town cener with world-class restaurants, shops, hotels, cultural and community events, and more.

“Clermont is very fortunate to have been chosen as the location for

Olympus-founder-Michael-Carroll-and-Clermont-Mayor-Gail-Ash

Olympus founder and CEO, Michael Carroll with Clermont Mayor Gail Ash.

Olympus,” Clermont Mayor Gail Ash says. “We are thankful that they saw how special our city is, and they’ll make it even more special.”

A study by Henry Fishkind of Fishkind & Associates projects $1.4 billion in local economic impact from Olympus during a 10-year period with over 5,000 jobs being supported at buildout.

“The Olympus plan integrates environmental stewardship, civic spaces, unique geography and world-class facilities,” said Olympus Senior Planner and Development Director G. Brian Wheeler, RLA. “It is all about creating experiences that are unique and unforgettable. I am thrilled to be working with the amazing Olympus team on this inspiring project for Central Florida.”

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