Resort planned on site of former Florida phosphate mine

AUBURNDALE, FLORIDA A company that specializes in the mining of phosphate ore is planning to build a 140-key resort on the site of a former mine.

The Mosaic Co. plans to convert more than 16,000 acres of formerly mined phosphate land in Auburndale, Florida, into Streamsong, a world-class resort, conference center and golf venue. Construction of the resort is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2012 and be completed in fall 2013.

The resort, which will be build with the capacity to expand to 200 guestrooms, will feature 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, three restaurants, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, two lounges and a full-service bar. Five villas, each with four private guestrooms, are also in the plans.

Streamsong will include two 18-hole golf courses designed by renowned architects Tom Doak, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.

The project is expected to cost more than US$75 million, according to