Oviedo on the Park is not a new project for the city though its development has been mired in challenges, not the least of which is the recessionary economy. But now the planets seem to be aligning in ways that suggest the presence of positive signs that the venture is picking up steam. Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere offers this update. Feature length – 12:42
Oviedo on the Park and the re-development of historic downtown Oviedo go hand in hand because both ventures reside under the same community redevelopment plan. As you listen to mayor Persampiere, be certain to note the connection he makes with Oviedo on the Park to the redevelopment of the historic down town area… as the success of the Park will greatly influence the downtown redevelopment success.
Bio & Extended Interview
Mayor, City of Oviedo, FL
Mayor Persampiere with
Stephen McKenney Steck
Extended interview with (10:22)
Additional Feature Information
- City of Oviedo – Economic Development web page
- City of Oviedo – Downtown Master Plan (PDF courtesy – City of Oviedo, 1.5mb, 31 pages)
- Oviedo Boulevard, Oviedo, FL – principal site of Oviedo on the Park (Google Map)
Links to Local Newspaper Reports
- Oviedo park project moves forward (Seminole Chronicle)
- Redevelopment Act approved for Oviedo (Seminole Chronicle)
- Estate litigation delays downtown (Seminole Chronicle)
- Oviedo still on the brakes (Seminole Chronicle)
- Downtown downturn: Oviedo stalled (Seminole Chronicle)
Related CMF Podcasts
Links to other podcasts produced by CMF Public Media featuring issues related to local economic development and coping with the economy in Seminole County.
- Historic Downtown Oviedo
- 2009 State of the City Addresses
- 2010 State of the City Addresses
- Oviedo Market Place: A Gem in the Weeds?
- Oviedo’s Hospital Future?
- Game Changer?
- Economic Development – Twin Cities Update
- Business Incubation in Central Florida
- Broadband & the Innovation Economy
- Coping with the Economy – Economic Development
- Innovation -The Future of Regional Economic Development
- State of the City Address – Follow-up: Mayor Andrews
- State of the City Address – Follow-up: Mayor Bush