Osceola County sets new standards on hotel conversions

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – As more companies are investing in converting old hotels along 192 in Osceola County’s tourism district for affordable, workforce housing, the county commission is setting new standards for living conditions Monday night.

“For example, you have to have a kitchen,” Commissioner Viviana Jaynor said after the State of County earlier this month. “A lot of these motel rooms don’t have a kitchen and they are putting in a hotplate and calling it an apartment, that’s just not going to cut it.”

However, Chad Booth says the hotel-to-workforce housing apartment he found at the new Maingate Village