Major development projects in Ocala/Marion County

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Marion County’s building permits are up, and we are doing more commercial buildings and housing than ever before. The county will be ahead of most communities and prepared to host dozens of national and world events.

Ocala’s distribution hub is already home to AutoZone, Chewy, FedEx and Amazon.

Recently opened is the World Equestrian Center or WEC. The largest equestrian complex in the United States is a world-class, multi-indoor and outdoor arena facility. It offers state-of-the-art amenities to accommodate numerous disciplines within the equine industry and more.

The economic boom is a result of the business community, especially the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership, and government agencies working together.

“Everything in Ocala is the best in the world and will attract people from all over the world to our community,” Mayor Kent Guinn said.

Currently under construction is a $30 million natatorium, an indoor aquatics complex that organizers are calling FAST (Florida Aquatics Swimming and Training), and the Ina A. Colen Academy, a $24 million charter school. The school and the aquatics project are part of the Calesa Township which will eventually include 5,000 homes on more than 1,500 acres.

The aquatics facility will be an economic driver for Marion County. Events will draw people from across the country. The idea will be to host some of the nation’s most elite swimming and diving events.

A second commercial park, on a 1,000-acre site called the Florida Crossroads Commerce Park, includes a Dollar Tree distribution center.

Marion County is poised to become a Florida destination and its residents recognize that it’s a good investment.

If you’re interested in more information on the Ocala/Marion County market, give us a call today. We’d be happy to help (352) 414-1855.