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The new Amway Center replaced the Amway Arena in 2010. Located in the heart of Downtown, the new center is twice the size of the old arena and has transformed the neighborhood while incorporating sustainable design.
The Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center will be a premiere, world class destination for culture and entertainment. Currently proposed, DPAC will open in 2013. DPAC will establish a creative center for residents and tourists alike for years to come.
In 2004, construction on The Plaza began. This project is one of the largest in Downtown’s history. The Plaza encompasses a 12-screen downtown Orlando movie theater, 304 residential units, 52,000 square feet of retail space and 394,000 square feet of commercial office space. The project was completed in 2007 and the downtown Orlando movie theater opened in May 2009.
In 2005, construction started on one of the most exciting projects in Downtown Orlando’s history. The Paramount on Lake Eola is a new mixed-use building that opened in the summer of 2008. It encompasses true mixed-use with residential condominiums, office space, retail and a grocery store. Located steps away from beautiful Lake Eola Park, the project is an Art Deco designed building, unique in downtown, and blends in seamlessly in the neighborhood. Public incentives were used to help get the project off the ground. To date, the project has been a huge success, bringing a great amenity to Downtown Orlando.
In August 2006, Orlando Mayor Dyer appointed a Creative Village Concept Team to develop recommendations for the site. Orlando City Commissioner Daisy Lynum (Parramore Holden District) has and continues to support the revitalization of the Parramore neighborhood. The Orlando City Council, Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, The University of Central Florida and local industry leaders have all expressed support of this project. Orlando continues to make efforts to diversify the economy. The Creative Village will support existing and growing companies in Orlando. A national reserach firm ranked Orlando as one of the top 12 digital media clusters in the country. The Creative Village is a place where creative and related industry workers and others live, work, learn and play. The proposed site for the Creative Village is the Centroplex property which houses the current area. It is approximately 53 acres.
Below, you’ll find a list of downloadable PDFs offering information on a wide variety of Downtown Orlando development projects:
Development Profile - Quarter 1 - 2013