Downtown Orlando Developments

  • City staff, board wowed by new design for Zoi House skyscraper in downtown Orlando

    City staff, board wowed by new design for Zoi House skyscraper in downtown Orlando

    Exciting. Gracious. Magnetic.  Those were just a few of the words members of Orlando's Appearance Review Board (ARB) and staff used to describe the latest design for the 41-story Zoi House, proposed to be the city's tallest skyscraper. Miami-based MEC Development Associates  and their team from ...

  • Orlando CRA to build single family homes in Parramore's Carver Park

    Orlando CRA to build single family homes in Parramore's Carver Park

    An effort to provide affordable home ownership opportunities in the downtown Parramore neighborhood is back on track, with Orlando’s Community Redevelopment Agency stepping in to provide what could be an $8 million investment in 41 new homes. A memorandum of understanding between the redevelopment...

  • Orlando staff recommends hybrid design with living wall for X Orlando tower

    Orlando staff recommends hybrid design with living wall for X Orlando tower

    Orlando's Appearance Review Board (ARB) staff wants yet another design change for the proposed X Orlando as the developer seeks approval for the next two phases of the largest residential building ever proposed for downtown Orlando. The city's ARB and Municipal Planning Board have already approved...

  • Developer refines design for planned downtown apartment tower

    Developer refines design for planned downtown apartment tower

    Tennessee-based Mid America Apartment Communities (MAA) has added a 10th floor and tweaked the design for a proposed 327-unit apartment tower just south of the Bank of America tower in downtown Orlando. The initial Master Plan (MP) filed in August was for nine stories. Adding a 10th floor means...

  • Ustler unveils design concepts for Creative Village Central Park

    Ustler unveils design concepts for Creative Village Central Park

    New conceptual drawings for the Creative Village Central Park show an urban park that can host large events while also providing plenty of shady areas meant for intimate gatherings. Ustler Development submitted a design package to City of Orlando in late September seeking feedback on the initial...

  • New downtown tower next to Orange County Courthouse would be city's tallest

    New downtown tower next to Orange County Courthouse would be city's tallest

    A proposed 450-foot mixed-use tower next to downtown Orlando's Orange County Courthouse could be the city's tallest. Miami-based MEC Development Associates filed a Master Plan (MP) with the city for its second "Zoi House" tower project at the southeast corner of N. Orange Avenue and E. Livingston...

  • GreenTree readies plan for $300M infill redevelopment next to Amway Center

    GreenTree readies plan for $300M infill redevelopment next to Amway Center

    Local developer Timothy Green has spent much of the last year assembling nearly two city blocks adjacent to downtown Orlando's Amway Center and will submit plans in October for a $300 million mixed-use entertainment district that highlights the neighborhood's rich cultural heritage. The filing...

  • Magic to file revised master plan for downtown entertainment district

    Magic to file revised master plan for downtown entertainment district

    With groundbreaking anticipated in 2019, the Orlando Magic and its new architect have revised the master plan for the long-anticipated Sports and Entertainment District across from the Amway Center and are actively seeking development partners for the hotel and multifamily components of the district....

  • City board green lights design for X Orlando apartment tower

    City board green lights design for X Orlando apartment tower

    Orlando's Appearance Review Board gave tentative approval Thursday to Manhattan developer Property Markets Group (PMG) for the first phase of its proposed three-tower mixed-use project on one of the most high-profile lots in the central business district. "I think what we’re looking at here is...

  • Apartment tower planned on church-owned land in downtown Orlando

    Apartment tower planned on church-owned land in downtown Orlando

    Tennessee-based Mid America Apartment Communities (MAA) is eyeing a 2-acre corner lot in downtown Orlando for a new 325-unit apartment tower with ground-floor retail. MAA filed a Master Plan (MP) with the city for 9-story tower and parking garage at 336 N. Orange Ave., immediately south of the...

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  • Orlando & Florida Citrus Sports seek CMAR for downtown park redevelopment

    Orlando & Florida Citrus Sports seek CMAR for downtown park redevelopment

    The City of Orlando is looking to hire a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) to lead the improvements work on Lake Lorna Doone Park in downtown Orlando's West Lakes community, according to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued on Friday. The not-for-profit Florida Citrus Sports Association (FCS)...

  • Downtown Orlando apt building owner challenges approval of tri-tower plans

    Downtown Orlando apt building owner challenges approval of tri-tower plans

    The owner of a downtown Orlando apartment building is pushing back against plans to develop a three-tower mixed-use project next door, filing a formal appeal with the city that claims the plans violate an array of rights it holds from a past master plan approval. The project in question is Manhattan-based...

  • Highwoods preps beautification investment options for Lake Eola office tower

    Highwoods preps beautification investment options for Lake Eola office tower

    Highwoods Properties is exploring a sizable investment in redesigning the hardscape and landscape frontage for one of its most recognizable office buildings in downtown Orlando.  Located at 200 E. Robinson St. on the southeast corner with Rosalind Avenue and Lake Eola, the 14-story Eola Park Centre...

  • Developer Tim Majors buys Ivanhoe Village bldg to expand HQ, bar & lounge service

    Developer Tim Majors buys Ivanhoe Village bldg to expand HQ, bar & lounge service

    An affiliate of local developer Majors Investments paid $1 million on Friday to expand its headquarters building in downtown Orlando's Ivanhoe Village, with plans to add food preparation space to serve its popular bar and lounge.  Located at 2010 N. Orange Ave., the 0.2-acre parcel has a one-story...

  • University Club buys space in new downtown Orlando tower, preps buildout

    University Club buys space in new downtown Orlando tower, preps buildout

    The University Club of Orlando paid more than $2.135 million on Friday for four floors of space in the new Modera Central tower in downtown Orlando, and could begin buildout in two weeks with a goal of opening by year's end, its president told GrowthSpotter.  Addressed at 125 E. Pine St., the 22-story...

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