Planned $40M Oviedo ‘medical city’ delays groundbreaking.

A planned “medical city” project in by Adventus Oviedo that was set to break ground this summer now has to wait a few more months.

Winter Springs-based Aventus Health LLC, an owner of labs, pharmacies, and medical facilities, originally planned to break ground this summer on a $40 million, a 150,000-square-foot project called Aventus MedCi. The project, which will be built directly behind the Oviedo on the Park mixed-use development on about 7 acres on the west side of Oviedo Boulevard, needs to get more permits before the official groundbreaking, according to a statement issued by CEO Oliver Dawoud to OBJ.

The firm will apply for those remaining permits by the end of September. Aventus previously secured a vertical construction permit from the city of Oviedo in early April and had received conditional approval six months before that.

The goal is to have the official groundbreaking in late November, with the completion date being set once the groundbreaking is finalized. Previous estimates set the project as a two-year undertaking.

Aventus MedCi’s first phase will feature a 60,000-square-foot medical building and a 31,000-square-foot, 1.5-level parking garage. Phase 2 will add a 40,000-square-foot medical building and another 3.5 levels to the parking garage, according to city documents. Besides Adventus’s administration offices and the health care team, the building also will house an urgent care clinic, a surgery center, a clinical research center, advanced diagnostic imaging, a pharmacy and a laboratory.

Winter Springs-based American Civil Engineering Co. is the project engineer/consultant, Atlanta-based ASD | SKY is the architect and Charles Perry Partners Inc. of Gainesville is the general contractor.

The project previously was hailed as a major economic driver for the area. It is estimated to create more than 500-600 jobs upon completion and help the city overcome its reputation as just being a residential area, according to Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere.

Other medical growth also is headed to the area. For example,  Hospital announced plans to build a freestanding emergency room in Oviedo set to break ground in October. That project has an estimated completed date of third-quarter 2019.

By   – Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal