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Orlando City SC's plans for parking around downtown stadium detailed on new map

A view from the live construction camera on Feb. 22, showing soil remediation and grading work being done on the roughly 4 acres directly east of the stadium that OCSC owns (focused on the northwest corner of Terry Avenue and W. Church Street).
A view from the live construction camera on Feb. 22, showing soil remediation and grading work being done on the roughly 4 acres directly east of the stadium that OCSC owns (focused on the northwest corner of Terry Avenue and W. Church Street). (Orlando City SC)

Orlando City Soccer Club will seek approval next week for five new gameday parking lot sites around its Downtown Orlando stadium set to open March 5, and in the process has shared its event parking map that affirms plans for land neighboring the stadium.

OCSC is requesting temporary use permits for five private lots in the blocks around its new stadium. City staff are recommending approval of the permits, which will be heard by City Council on Monday.

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One would be for media and employees at 925 W. Church St. The other four would be for visitor parking and tailgating for 17 MLS gamedays, for fans who have a pre-paid parking pass. Those lots will be at 802 W. Church St., and 749, 616 and 537 W. South St.

The soccer stadium parking map includes 18 active garages or lots totaling 8,375 spaces that could be available on gamedays.
The soccer stadium parking map includes 18 active garages or lots totaling 8,375 spaces that could be available on gamedays. (Orlando City SC)

A comprehensive parking map submitted to the city lists 18 garages or lots in Downtown Orlando totaling 8,375 spaces that could be available to club and stadium staff, media and ticketholders on gamedays. Of those, six lots with 452 spaces will be owned or managed by OCSC, for use by staff, suiteholders and tailgating fans with passes.

That doesn't include the still undeveloped 4.1 acres that OCSC owns directly east of its stadium footprint, marked on the map as "Lot L" on the west side of S. Terry Avenue.

A helpful key to identify locations labeled on the soccer stadium parking map.
A helpful key to identify locations labeled on the soccer stadium parking map. (Orlando City SC)

That land has been dubbed "Stadium East Parcels" by the club, with its parking space count yet to be determined.

OCSC's land owner affiliate has spent more than $25.52 million on property since July 2015, assembling 14.74 acres across two blocks bounded by W. Central Boulevard to the north, W. Church Street to the south, Glenn Lane to the west, and S. Terry Avenue to the east.

Of that, 10.554 acres has been leased to its affiliate to build the stadium. That leaves just over 4.1 acres east of the stadium that OCSC owns, and has declined to confirm its plans for.

The property has been earmarked by the club as a fan entertainment zone and temporary game-day parking, per city officials who've talked with OCSC representatives since last November about uses for the land.

This map shows the plans for temporary road closures around the new soccer stadium before and after games.
This map shows the plans for temporary road closures around the new soccer stadium before and after games. (Orlando City SC)

Those 4.1 acres are currently being excavated for contaminated soil remediation purposes, a process that may continue through the 2017 MLS season, GrowthSpotter reported last week.

As of Wednesday, details on parking locations for the new stadium had not been publicized by OCSC on its website.

Club officials did not respond to requests for comment on Wednesday about when the 4.1 acres of "Lot L" may be paved and ready for parking use.

Have a tip about Central Florida development? Contact me at bmoser@growthspotter.com, (407) 420-5685 or @bobmoser333. Follow GrowthSpotter on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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