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According to the Orlando Sentinel, Palmeira Holdings LLC., a Fort Lauderdale developer, is cooking up some plans for a 110 acre site in Seminole County that used to host what was known as America’s Largest Flea Market. The proposed project, that's being called Parkside Place, would include high-rise apartment buildings with rooftop food gardens, miles of bike paths, landing pads for drone deliveries and machines that capture drinking water from the air.

“This is very starry-eyed, future exciting stuff,” Seminole Commissioner Lee Constantine said at a recent county meeting. “It seems at some point we’re going to have the Jetsons running around here.”

The proposed development would feature 4,828 apartments in 10-story high structures, 1.4 million square feet for shops, offices and restaurants, a 250-room hotel, an independent living facility along with parks and recreational trails, according to plans submitted to the county by Palmeira Holdings LLC.

Palmeira officials also are considering building a pedestrian bridge spanning busy U.S. 17-92 that would give residents access to the nearby Seminole State College and county government complex – that includes the criminal courthouse and Sheriff’s Office.

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