We’re laying the groundwork for one of Downtown Orlando’s most transformational projects – UCF Downtown.
The City of Orlando continues infrastructure improvements and new road construction for the project, which will bring 7,700 UCF and Valencia students to our urban core when it opens in the fall of 2019.
The UCF Downtown Campus is as impactful to Orlando as the construction of our Community Venues, Medical City and SunRail. The campus furthers our efforts to continue revitalizing Downtown and Parramore and provide new educational opportunities for some of our most underserved residents, all the while creating 2,000 new jobs and a more than $200 million impact on our economy each year.
UCF recently announced we are one step closer to vertical construction as officials signed contracts with the team selected to design and build the campus.
UCF Downtown anchors the City’s Creative Village project, a new 68-acre live, work, learn and play neighborhood being constructed on vacant land in the heart of our Downtown. Creative Village will be home to new affordable and market-rate residential options, new office space, retail amenities, parks and gathering space and is also adjacent to the new Parramore PS-8 Community School slated to open in the fall of 2017.
UCF Downtown and Creative Village is another chapter in the City’s long history of partnering with UCF to advance our region and the state.
– Buddy Dyer, Mayor