Multi-Family Residential Developments

Inverlad prepping for next phases of Yard at Ivanhoe mixed-use project

The redesigned Yard at Brookhaven, across from the Yard at Ivanhoe, would have ground-floor retail and 265 apartments, with no office space. This is the view from the corner of Virginia Drive and Alden Road.

With the last of its 591 apartments set for delivery in August, the developer behind The Yard at Ivanhoe is prepping for its next two phases.

Real Estate Inverland Development President Chance Gordy told GrowthSpotter he scrapped the approved plans for a 3-story mixed-use building with 24 apartments at 1401 Alden Rd., next to the existing development. Instead, he worked out a deal to keep local watering hole, The Hideaway Bar, in the neighborhood.


Inverlad will build a new 3,600-square-foot building with a wraparound patio on the site that used to be home to The Venue and will dedicate the rest of the lot, about a third of an acre, to City of Orlando.

The developer of Yard at Ivanhoe will build a new home for The Hideaway Bar, with plenty of outdoor seating, across the street from the original.

“We made a change where we’re going to be creating a city park,” Gordy said. “We thought in that corner of the neighborhood, where it’s next to residential, it would make sense to go with the lower density and have a public park.”


As part of the master plan revision, REID is seeking to revise the plans for the sister project planned on the south side of Virginia Drive and to combine all three phases into a single Planned Development. The requests are scheduled to go to Municipal Planning Board on July 20.

The vision for the 7-story mixed-use building in phase 3 has been reimagined. The residential entitlements from phase 2 would be transferred to the new building on the south side. REID would eliminate two floors of planned office space and convert that square footage for residential use. Those changes would increase the total unit count for the new building from 174 to 265.

The building will be five stories along Virginia Drive, with a retail courtyard on the ground floor, and will step up to seven stories along Brookhaven Drive. Apartment balconies are designed to resemble shipping containers.

The development matrix calls for 171 one-bedroom units, 44 studios and 50 two-bedroom units. The design has amenity space on the first floor and the seventh floor, including a fitness center and rooftop pool.

The ground floor still would include about 19,100 square feet of retail space, all fronting on Virginia. The parking garage would have 500 parking spaces.

Baker Barrios has redesigned the building with red brick and dark steel panels along the retail side, connecting it to The Yard at Ivanhoe. But the residential portions of the building utilize white brick and gray stucco, accented by vertical corrugated steel façade elements. The new design includes more balconies and “a sophisticated take on staggered, stacked rail containers, encasing individual units and their respective balconies.”

“It will have a good synergy with the original Yard, but with enough distinction so it stands alone,” Gordy said. He said Inverlad is still at least a year away from starting construction on the final phase, which gives the operator time to lease up and stabilize Ivanhoe. The developer has completed 437 apartments on the north side and will deliver the final 154 units over July and August.

The Yard at Ivanhoe will open about 20,000 square feet of dining and retail this summer, highlighted by a 13,000-square-foot food hall.

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