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Downtown Development Board


The mission of the Orlando Downtown Development Board (DDB) is to strengthen the role of Downtown Orlando as the economic, governmental and cultural center of Central Florida. The DDB is responsible for the planning, implementation and administration of the City’s core area redevelopment and development program.


Created by a special act of the legislature in 1971, the City of Orlando’s Downtown Development Board (DDB) serves as the agency responsible for the revitalization of the City’s core area. Under the guidance of a five member board, which meets the fourth Wednesday in every month, plans and projects designed to stimulate private investment are implemented within the 1,000 acre boundary.

In addition to new construction projects, the DDB has seen increased interest in the retail market, as evidenced by the number of new retail establishments opening. Many of the vacant storefronts have been transformed into a variety of establishments. Church Street Station, is starting to come alive again. Many of the suites are currently occupied and other businesses are on their way. The types of establishments vary from high-end restaurants, to clothing stores, to furniture stores and even a pharmacy. The new projects that open with the ground floor retail will only enhance the Downtown experience.

  • Roger Chapin – Mears Transportation Group
  • Wendy Connor – True Marketing
  • Jessica Burns – R.L. Burns Inc.
  • William Dymond – Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
  • Robert “Doug” Taylor – Church Street Entertainment


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