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.
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:
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.