Upon coming into office, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs envisioned a vibrant International Drive corridor that would be a dynamic gathering place for visitors and residents alike.
“We’re committed to creating a dynamic International Drive entertainment district that will be the envy of the world – not only for our visitors, but for our own millennials, families and children, entrepreneurs, artists and more. We’re creating a vision for the future, where tourists from around the world will want to come back – again and again – and where local citizens, families and young people will enjoy a ‘uniquely local’ lifestyle, in walkable, livable districts that are filled with entertainment, dining, the arts and so much more.” — Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs
Recognizing the importance of creating a shared vision for the International Drive Area, Mayor Jacobs appointed a Steering Review Group (SRG) composed of I-Drive-area stakeholders and landowners who are committed to maintaining I-Drive as the world’s premier global destination for tourism and family entertainment.
The SRG was tasked with crafting a comprehensive and cohesive plan for the Study Area along with implementation strategies and tools for consideration by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). The I-Drive 2040 Vision was accepted by the BCC on November 3, 2015.