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What happened with that? A new tax collector’s office in Poinciana

What?

The Poinciana Tax Collector’s Office

What’s new?

Osceola County is one step closer to replacing a cramped tax collector’s office in Poinciana with a more spacious location.

This week, the county’s procurement office issued two Requests for Proposals concerning a new $4 million tax collector’s office a mile from the Poinciana SunRail station.

The requests also details a 19-acre planned government annex in south Kissimmee. A master plan of the site includes a 12,456-square-foot prototype fire station, a 5,000-square-foot community center as well as soccer and softball fields.

The Details

The site is on South Orange Blossom Trail between Poinciana Boulevard and Ham Brown Road.

The total project budget is $4 million, with $2.7 million allocated for construction.

The new facility will be 11,000 square feet and designed to accommodate more than 300 walk-in customers a day.

The Background

The new facility will replace the current one in Poinciana, located at 2924 Pleasant Hill Road.

It is the smallest branch of the Osceola County Tax Collector’s Office and is plagued by the longest lines and most complaints.

What’s next

Both Requests For Proposals are due 2 p.m. Dec. 11.

Negotiations between county staff and the selected bid will likely take place n January or February.