Dr. Phillips Charities has torn down the warehouses, namely Amazon Hose and Rubber Co., that formerly stood at the intersection of West Princeton and North Orange Blossom Trail [GMap]. The now vacant land total over 80 acres and sits at the western gateway to College Park, which is prime for development.
We reached out to Kenneth D. Robinson, the President of Dr. Phillips Inc., back in February. Robinson told us that they are still in the early planning stages and are still trying to identify a specific use for the land and that a press announcement would be made the moment they had reached a decision.
Despite the seeming lack of pre-determined plans, Dr. Phillips, Inc., has mentioned to City officials in the past that they had an interest in establishing some sort of mixed-use development there. At the moment though, no permits have been filed or granted other than to construct a fence and tear down the original structures.
Editor’s Note: Rumors of a Super Target moving in are just that, rumors, and we have been unable to find anything to confirm, or deny, them.
The location of this seems like a great place where a commuter train station and transit oriented development – mixed used apartments and commercial uses. Now this is an area where a large development like the Princeton could be built. I’m saying train station as the rail line on the border of the property is the proposed commuter rail line Orange Blossom Express – which College Park being a nice midpoint between two of the proposed station locations – Lockhart/South Apopka and Downtown Orlando.
Heard a new Publix on one site & a Lowe’s on the other???
There was a McDonald’s one block north on OBT & Silverstar. It moved to JYP near Silverstar.
It would be great to have a pedestrian-oriented mixed-use development. I would love to see the city investing more into transit and bicycle infrastructure, though, so any new residents or patrons of the new development don’t driving as their only option.
agreed! Affordable means less than $1500 a month for a studio apartment.
Naw, needs a McDonalds there. U0001f60f
If the demand for something like The Princeton truly exists, then it might be a nice spot to start putting in affordable rental units for young professionals. College Park West.