In a follow up to the designs we shared on April 4, 2018 HERE, the developers behind the Golden Sparrow development have released more information regarding their mixed-use, multi-family tower planned for a vacant Downtown parcel.

The three-phase, three-tower Golden Sparrow, also called X Orlando, will be located at 434 N. Orange Avenue [GMap] across the street from the Orange County Courthouse.

  • Phase One – 290 residential unites in a 16-story tower, wrap the Orange Avenue and Livingston Street facades of the seven-story parking garage, 41,000 SF of retail and commercial space on the ground floor.
  • Phase 2 – 285 residential units in a 15-story tower located on top of the parking garage. Expanding the existing garage with another 504 spaces.
  • Phase 3 – 292 residential units in a 21-story tower with another additional 372 parking spaces.
  • In total the project will have 867 residential units, 41,000 SF of commercial/retail, and 1,374 parking spaces.

Suggested facades on the parking garage, which will have a surface area on the side of the building equal to a football field, include various art concepts as well as green wall components. City staff was unsure of the long-term viability of green wall vegetation in the Florida climate so project architects have been told to prepare for backup plans in case the green panels must be switched out eventually.

City Staff was also less than excited about the viability of proposed retail facing Gertrude’s Walk and suggested the planners to look at the 420 East live/work units for inspiration.

Plans also include an extension to the Gertrude’s Walk/Orlando Urban Trail along the eastern edge of the rail lines.

The project was already given a Courtesy Review by the City of Orlando by the City of Orlando’s Appearance Review Board on April 19, 2017.

Scroll down to see current renderings that were submitted to the City.

Brendan O'Connor

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