Freedom Tech Center
Freedom Tech Center is a 50-acre mixed-use development, master-planned by The Jay Odom Group under a long-term land lease with the US Air Force. The Jay Odom Group broke ground, beginning the installation of the infrastructure for Freedom Tech Center in 2021. This project boasts 1,500± linear feet of frontage along Lewis Turner Blvd, one of the City of Fort Walton Beach’s major arteries, and will transform the north side of Fort Walton Beach into a bustling commerce center, bringing jobs, housing, hotels, and meeting space, accommodations, restaurants, Class A office space and a 4-acre recreational park to the local community.
The Jay Odom Group annexed this property into the City of Fort Walton Beach, securing City services for this development and generating tax revenue for the City. The City is excited to help bring this project to the community, and we are currently working with the City to secure all the entitlements for this development to include 312 luxury apartment homes, a 126-room Home2 Suites, and a 115-room Holiday Inn Express and Suites for which The Jay Odom Group has already secured the franchise agreement with Hilton and IHG.
The Jay Odom Group is proud to bring this project to the community while working under the Enhanced Use Lease with the US Government to provide additional income to the Air Force to fund local AFB infrastructure. This project is in close proximity to our local military bases (5 miles from both Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field) and is highly anticipated by the community and these local bases and their defense contractors. The Jay Odom Group intends to install one of the State of Florida’s tallest flagpoles in the 4-acre park at Freedom Tech Center as a beacon for our military, civilian base employees, and the local community and to inspire patriotism and pride while serving our community’s needs.