a village that mixes homes with places of work and
entertainment, the City of Orlando set out with an ambitious
plan to turn the former Navy base into a viable mixed-use
community that complements the surrounding area. In
October 1999, the City of Orlando turned over ownership of
the 1,100 acres located three miles east of Downtown
Orlando, between the City of Winter Park and one of the
area's largest shopping districts to a developer team
chosen through an extensive public selection process.
Only seven years later, the site has been transformed into
Baldwin Park, one of Orlando's finest neighborhoods.
Southport (NTC McCoy
1998, two hundred acres of former Navy family housing became
the Villages of Southport, the first great success story at
the NTC Orlando. Sales were so strong that all of the
660 homes were sold in just 18 months. By 2001, former
Navy recreation areas were redeveloped to become Southport
Community Park, a showcase recreation center for southeast
Orlando. The following year the City completed its
vision plan for the remainder of the 840 acre McCoy
property. The Southport Vision Plan has recently been
updated, and the City now stands ready to solicit a
developer team to bring the Southport town center, business
park and new neighborhoods to life.