Traditionally hospitals are for the sick, but Florida Hospital has a plan to do more. It is expanding its mission to keep people well by building a village of residential, retail and 10 acres of park space, including one large feature park and several pocket parks around the hospital to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Health Village is Florida Hospital's long-term plan for a 172-acre mixed-use planned community it calls an "urban health oasis." So far the hospital opened a Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes and a 156,000-square-foot medical office building, home to the Diabetes Institute. The first housing component, a 248-unit apartment complex, The Ivy at Health Village opened in October 2014. Ultimately, Health Village will be home to 670 apartment units.
Future projects include the ground breaking for a 150,000 square-foot Bioresearch Center building. After the hospital's long-term plan is complete, Health Village will have added 800 more beds to the hospital, 600,000 square feet of medical office space, 100,000 square feet of general office space, and 120,000 square feet of retail shops. Retailers include Panera, You Say When Yogurt Shoppe, Downtown Credo and Marketplace Outfitters. Health Village is also home to Adventist University of Health Sciences.
Fast Facts Location: Health Village is bordered by Mills Avenue, Interstate 4, East Princeton Street and East Evans Street.
Owner: Florida Hospital Orlando
Start Date: 2012
End Date: 2030
Project Budget: undisclosed
General Contractor: Multiple contractors, depending on the project.
Description: Florida Hospital Health Village is a local community cof residential, retail and recreational spaces promoting a healthy lifestyle.