The Reedy Creek Improvement District has recently filed Application #: 171012-12 to explore new use of a large section of land near Epcot:

Quote Originally Posted by Application #: 171012-12, Permit#: 48-00714-P

Received Date: 12-Oct-2017
Issuing Office: ORL/SFWMD
Application Status: Initial Review
Permit Type: Environmental Resource (Construction/Operation Modification)
30-Day Deadline: 11-Nov-2017

Project Name: Exploratory Geotechnical Borings For Epcot Nw Pond

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While not certain, this type of exploratory effort could indicate plans to conduct new construction in the shown red "project area".