AdvenHealth began demolition of the Holy Land Experience in Orlando, to make room for a freestanding emergency department.
The Altamonte Springs based health system began demolition of the closed Christian theme park near Mall at Millenia on April 26. It plans to build a one-story emergency department with 24 beds and 19,600 square feet of space.
AdventHealth anticipates that the work will be completed at the end of the month or in early July.
It is important because the construction of new facilities in health care creates jobs for contractors and also opportunities after completion.
The Holy Land Experience, which was opened in February 2001 and closed in August of 2021, is now owned by AdventHealth. AdventHealth purchased the 14-acre property in August 2021 from Holy Land Experience Ministries Inc. for $32 millions. This entity is related to Tustin-based theme park operator Trinity Broadcasting Network.
Kari Vargas said, "We are excited to begin the construction process on the property." This includes Seminole and west Orange counties as well as south Lake County.
The site has been developed in phases, and the future development plans have been highlighted. However, the types of projects to be undertaken on the rest of the site are still unknown.
AdventHealth is not the only project proposed for land that was previously owned by Trinity Broadcasting or currently sits on.
The project is proposed for 4530 Vineland Road, Orlando. It's located across from AdventHealth. The site used to be a parking lot for the theme park.