• Creative Village Orlando
  • Creative Village Orlando
  • Creative Village Orlando
  • Creative Village Orlando
  • Creative Village Orlando
  • Creative Village Orlando
  • Creative Village Orlando

A village emerges in the heart of downtown Orlando

Creative Village builds upon the success of Orlando's digital media industry by transforming the former Amway Arena site into a 68-acre mixed-use, transit oriented, urban infill neighborhood in the heart of downtown Orlando.

The vision for Creative Village focuses on creating a true "live, work, learn, and play" urban destination through a development plan that supports a synergistic and dynamic mix of uses including office/creative studios, higher education, PS-8 education, mixed-income residential, retail/commercial and hotel.

Leading higher education providers; high-tech, digital media and creative companies; and a diverse mix of students, employees and residents will one day call Creative Village home.

UCF/Valencia Downtown Campus Broke Ground on May 11, 2017

The University of Central Florida, Valencia College, City of Orlando and Creative Village Development, LLC broke ground on the new Downtown Campus on May 11, 2017. The first phase of the Downtown Campus includes:

  • A $60 million, 148,000-square foot academic building named the Dr. Phillips Academic Commons, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) and SchenkelShultz Architecture; to be completed in August 2019.  Click here to see the renderings.
  •  $5 million renovation to the UCF Center for Emerging Media (CEM) and Florida Entertainment Academy (FIEA building; to be completed in August 2019. 
  • A $9 million, 600-space parking garage and a tri-generation utility plant; to be completed in August 2019.
  • A $105 million, 600-bed privately developed student housing project with 105,000 SF of education space leased to UCF and Valencia College, 12,000 SF of ground floor commercial and a 600-space integrated parking garage; to be completed August 2019.
    Click here to see the renderings. 
    Click here to watch the video.

Phase I of the UCF/Valencia Downtown Campus will bring over 7,700 students to downtown Orlando when it opens August 2019, with future plans to accommodate 10,000 - 15,000+ students. Many community leaders attended the groundbreaking celebration, including Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, UCF Provost Dr. Dale Whittaker, Valencia College President Dr. Sandy Shugart, former President of the Florida Senate Andy Gardiner, former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Steve Crisafulli, Orlando District 5 Commissioner Regina Hill, UCF Board of Trustees Chairman Marcos Marchena, and Dr. Phillips Charities President Ken Robinson. Click here to read more. Click here to see photos from the event. Follow the links, below, to view the UCF groundbreaking videos:

Phase I Development in Creative Village Valued at $433 million; Total Phase I Investment is $485 million

  • As part of the UCF/Valencia Downtown Campus, Ustler Development, Inc. and KUD International, LLC will deliver a $105 million student housing project on Parcel J in August 2019. This initial phase of purpose-built student housing will be 15 stories and will include approximately 600 beds, 600-space integrated parking garage, 105,000 SF of education space leased to UCF and Valencia College and 12,000 SF of ground floor commercial space. The student housing project will be home to the Valencia College Walt Disney World School for Hospitality and Culinary Arts.
  • Banc of America Community Development Corporation and Atlantic Housing Partners are developing a 5-story 256-unit mixed-income apartment community on Parcels N and P valued at $56 million. The project is scheduled to open in 2018 or 2019.
  • The Ustler Group of Companies and a Joint Venture Partner are developing a $75+ million market rate apartment project with 12-14 stories and 300+ units on Parcel M. The development will offer a variety of unit types, structured parking, a pool deck with residential amenities and a food hall. It will open in 2019 or 2020.
  • Work continues on the Marriott Hotel at Creative Village. United Capital Corporation's $40 million renovation of the existing property will bring a full-service hotel with 299 rooms and 20,000 SF of banquet and meeting space to the area. Opening in 2017.
  • Orange County Public Schools is constructing a $60 million new PS-8 school adjacent to Creative Village. The school is a significant milestone for the Parramore neighborhood and is opening in the fall of 2017.
  • The Phase I private vertical development outlined above is valued at $336 million; UCF vertical development is valued at $74 million; Phase I infrastructure is valued at $23 million; other value, including the City land and building donation to UCF and other investment by the Master Developer, is valued at $52 million; for Phase I development valued at $433 million and Phase I total investment collectively valued at $485 million.

Master Development and Third Party Parcels

In order to further the mission and vision of Creative Village as an urban infill, mixed-use transit oriented development, the Master Developer collaborated with various project partners and consultants on planning efforts that will shape future development at Creative Village. To date, numerous documents including the Master Plan and Phasing Plan, Architectural and Design Guidelines, Planned Development Zoning Ordinance, Streetscape Design Guidelines, Mobility Plan, Infrastructure Master Plan and Public Art Guidelines have been completed.

Additionally, the City established the Creative Village Development Review Committee (CVDRC) to review development proposed at Creative Village. To download the CVDRC schedule, click here. Or, visit the Committee on the City of Orlando's website.

JLL is marketing select parcels at Creative Village for sale to compatible and qualified third-party purchasers. Targeted uses include multifamily, office, commercial and/or mixed-use. In accordance with the Phasing Plan, the available parcels are Parcel U, Parcel H, and Parcels X & X-1. For more details or to download the marketing brochure, click here to visit the Creative Village land brokerage website. Click here for the JLL News Release.

Orlando Recognized for Economic Growth and Unique Personality

  • Forbes ranks Orlando as No. 2 Fastest Growing Metro in 2017. Click here.
  • Brookings Institute reports Orlando outpaces national job growth from 2005 - 2015. Click here.
  • Thrillist calls Orlando "one of America's most surprisingly dynamic places." Click here.
  • Architect Magazine says "Orlando has invested in a booming downtown and an increasingly urban sensibility that's worth checking out." Click here.

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