The 68-acre Creative Village is emerging in the heart of Downtown Orlando. Creative Village is anchored by the nation’s newest, innovative urban campus, UCF Downtown, and integrates affordable and market-rate housing with new office space for high-tech, digital media and creative companies. Creative Village will also offer a dynamic mix of restaurants, public art, walkable open spaces and parks.
Located adjacent to LYNX Central Station, the SunRail commuter rail line and being served by the LYMMO bus rapid transit system, Creative Village is one of the largest transit-oriented developments in the southeast United States. Creative Village residents, workers and students will be easily connected to our community venues, like the Amway Center, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and new Orlando City Soccer Stadium, as well as other areas of Downtown and throughout the Central Florida region.
Because education opens doors and eliminates barriers to opportunity for everyone, education is a cornerstone of the Creative Village. In addition to the forthcoming UCF/Valencia campus, the Creative Village is adjacent to a new 14-acre Community School for the Parramore area, the OCPS Academic Center for Excellence, where area children in preschool through eighth grade will be educated. In addition, Orange County Public Schools’ Orange Technical College and the Florida A&M Law School are both within a five-minute walk.
The Creative Village is a long-term public-private partnership between the City of Orlando and its selected development partner, Creative Village Development, LLC, to redevelop the 68-acre site of the former Amway Arena and Orlando Centroplex.
When complete, this high quality, sustainable neighborhood development will support a diverse and dynamic mix of uses, including:
- 900,000 to 1,000,000 square feet of office/creative space
- 300,000 to 500,000 square feet of higher education space
- 1,200 to 1,500 residential units
- 125,000 to 150,000 square feet of retail/commercial space
- 150 to 200 hotel rooms
Creative Village Development, LLC
For more information on the project and to meet the team’s stakeholders, please visit the Creative Village Development website: creativevillagedevelopment.com.
Kelly Moody, AICP, LEED AP
Chief Planner/Project Manager