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Destiny, Florida is a large-scale urban development project in Osceola County near Yeehaw Junction, Florida. The project is a joint partnership between the Pugliese Development Co. of Delray Beach and FD Destiny LLC, owned by Fred DeLuca. It was one of 16 initial projects of “climate positive" real estate developments supported by the Clinton Climate Initiative. In 2010, the project was delayed due to lawsuits and opposition from Florida state agencies.

Proposed development

The project plans for the eventual development of a 41,300-acre (167 km2) property to include 88,000 to 100,000 residential units for a population of 200,000 to 250,000 residents. Initial plans, scheduled to begin in 2011, call for up to 10,000 residential units and 7,000,000 square feet (650,000 m2) of business use. The proposed infrastructure is based on a large-scale "climate positive" community entirely supported through sustainable energy. Sources of energy would include a 30MW solar array, a waste management system for extracting methane, and an energy farm for the production of biofuel.


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