The 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.
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 Cobb Theatres 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.
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will be a premiere, world class destination for culture and entertainment. Currently under construction, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is slated to open in 2014. It will establish a creative center for residents and tourists alike for years to come.
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