Golden Brick Awards 2019
Last updated on August 21, 2020
During the past year, we welcomed new projects and introduced those that will enhance the vibrancy and appeal of our downtown. Every year, the Downtown Orlando Partnership hosts the Golden Brick Awards to recognize the best community and development projects that impacted downtown. We are honored to have received three Golden Brick Awards for the below projects:
Redesign and Renovation – Discover Downtown
Formerly known as the Downtown Orlando Information Center, our info center recently underwent renovations by expanding into the vacant adjacent space. This renovation nearly doubled the size of the center, and features new offerings including downtown Orlando branded retail merchandise for sale by local markers and a 30 ft. high mural by Boy Kong. Discover Downtown provides a warm, welcoming, and innovative space for guests. Discover Downtown is located at 201 S Orange Ave # 102.
Art – Gertude’s Walk
Murals are renowned for their creative placemaking’s as evidenced throughout downtown Orlando. Recognizing Orlando’s Historic Gertrude’s Walk, Orlando’s Community Redevelopment Agency competitively selected 2 Florida artists to beautify the popular Gertrude’s Walk Urban Train. Themed “Urban Lifestyle” the art is displayed on both sides of the walls, engaging diverse users. The walls are located between Washington Street and Jefferson Street.
Residential Development – Parramore Oaks
For many years, the stretch of property along S. Parramore Avenue, sat vacant. Identified in the Paramore Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan as a critical “catalyst site” residents believed that its development would bring in much needed housing opportunities. The project’s first phase was completed in 2019 with 120 housing units including 16 flats, while phase two will include 91 apartments.
We recognize that this is a challenging time for our nation and our community. Orlando’s vision to offer one of the nation’s highest quality urban environments requires that we continue to ensure a better tomorrow for our businesses and residents. We are proud of the continued growth our downtown experiences and we thank all our partners in helping in that success.