Editor’s note: This is the first post in a series counting down to 2015.
In 2015 we’ll be keeping an eye out for updates from several mixed-use projects at various stages of planning, construction, or leasing.
The Yard is a proposed mixed-use project along Virginia Drive and Alden Road. When we wrote about The Yard in October, the preliminary plans included green space in front of retail along Virginia Drive and converting Alden Road into a pedestrian plaza. The project featured 500 units of multi-family housing. The buildings scaled down from 9 stories at Philadelphia Ave, to 7 stories at the railroad tracks, and 4 stories adjacent to the neighborhood. When the initial rendering where released, Chance Gordy with Real Estate Inverlad Development LLC told the Bungalower that they’d work with the community on the plan before submitting for approvals from the city. Read more >>
Orlando Health is seeking to redevelop their Lucerne Hospital property along Orange Ave into the Lucerne Promenade. The project currently includes a 200-room hotel, five residential buildings, 80,000 sq. ft. of commercial space, 60,000 sq. ft. of office space, and two partially sub-grade parking garages. The renderings from the proposal suggest that a new urban grocery might be coming to Downtown South. The project will be in front of City Council for the first time in January. Read more >>
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NORA opened its 6 story apartment complex this November at 861 N Orange Ave in the North Quarter [GMap]. Since then, they have officially announced that a coffee shop and restaurant will open in the ground floor retail space. Coffee Culture Café & Eatery was announced in November. The Canadian-based cafe will offer coffee and espresso along with fresh-baked goods, breakfast items, sandwiches, wraps and salads. The North Quarter Tavern was announced in December. Other than the logo, we only know that the restaurant will be under the direction of Chef Matt Wall from Citrus Restaurant. Read more >>
Central Station is located at 400 N Orange Ave between Amelia St and Livingston St. The development will connect the Lynx and SunRail station to Orange Ave [GMap]. Earlier this year we caught green space lovers attention when we reported that the project would include a pedestrian paseo and urban park. Since then we have seen significant progress on Crescent Central Station, a 278-unit apartment building with 15,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Read more >>
The Sevens, a mixed-use building project at 777 N Orange Ave [GMap] broke ground this year. We first wrote about the Sevens over a year ago, but the project dates back to December 2008 when the developer initially proposed an 11 story building on this property. The now 9 story building is expected to be completed in 2016. It will include 333 apartments, 8,000 square feet of retail space and an integrated parking garage. The developer, Pizutti, expects a restaurant and service retail to occupy the ground floor along Orange Ave. Read more >>
We didn’t forget about this project, planned for College Park along Princeton and Smith Streets. We covered this development extensively this year. After the developer scaled back their plans to be in compliance with the Edgewater Drive Vision Plan, City Council approved the project 4 to 1 in November. The group Rethink the Princeton has filed an appeal with the City and is hosting a community meeting on January 12 at 7pm in the College Park Community Center. Read more >>