Orlando-based design-build firm Interstruct is hoping to draw more businesses to the Church Street corridor in Parramore when it opens its new headquarters there later this year.
CEO Ryan Young filed plans last week with City of Orlando to transform a vacant corner lot at 802 W. Church St., in the shadow of Exploria Stadium, into an eye-catching business center with a modern, three-story steel and glass mixed-use office building.
Submitted master plan and architectural renderings for the 12,000-square-foot building calls for 2,142 square feet of retail use on the ground level with the rest as dedicated office use. The upper floors would use steel beams to extend beyond the concrete block base, creating a cantilever effect that makes the building appear as those it’s floating. Two sets of exposed stairways rise from the parking lot to the roof deck on the west elevation.
The building design complements Interstruct’s new headquarters building next door at 814 W. Church St. The firm received final appearance review approval in January for the adaptive reuse of the 74-year-old warehouse, and the interior buildout is already underway. The vacant lot at 812 W. Church St. would provide parking for both buildings.
The firm, which also maintains offices in Tampa and Austin, Texas, began its practice in a small office in downtown Orlando at 100 E. Pine Street. “Just as we believed in the Central Business District (CBD), we feel our next greatest contribution will be to the west side of town and that is why we chose Parramore to call home,” Young previously told GrowthSpotter.
Interstruct is seeking a parking waiver as part of its master plan for the assemblage to reduce the number of required parking spaces for the two buildings from 45 to 31. Sam Saballi, president of FEG, noted that the project meets the criteria for reduced parking: it has retail and office uses, there is public parking nearby, it’s close to transit and the developer will provide space for car sharing and enhanced bicycle parking.
The firm bought the vacant corner lot for $637,000 in April of 2020, a few months after closing on the adjacent building.
The new office building is the latest in a flurry of recent development projects pitched for Parramore. Orlando developer Timothy Green, owner of 532 Scratch Kitchen, has teamed up with Alex Luporini on the proposed adaptive reuse of the 55,000-square-foot warehouse across from the soccer stadium, at 777 W. Central Blvd.
The Radius at Parramore would be a multi-phased redevelopment of the warehouse building that would include a gym, food hall, brewery, restaurant and coworking spaces. The 20,000-square-foot Victrus Gym fitness center would be constructed first on the portion of the building fronting on Central Boulevard.
Another industrial warehouse site at the corner of Central Boulevard and Westmoreland Street is being eyed for a potential mixed-use residential building called The Adele with offices and apartments.
Nearby, the Orlando Magic are awaiting building permit approvals to start construction on the $70 million training facility at the corner of Central and Division Avenue. AdventHealth bought the naming rights to the facility and will operate a health clinic in part of the building. The biggest project on the Church Street corridor, the proposed $500 million Orlando Magic Sports+Entertainment District, is on hold for the foreseeable future.