The City of Orlando is rethinking some road layouts in Ivanhoe Village as traffic and development have intensified along the Orange Avenue corridor in recent years – including Mills Park, The Yard at Ivanhoe, Lake House, and the upcoming The Yard – Crossman development.
The current plan appears to call for the Orlando Urban Trail to curve away from the Athletic Complex at the northernmost lobe of Lake Highland and then merge with Lake Highland Drive where it currently exists, while the new segment of the road would curve upwards to connect with Alden Road just south of Ivanhoe Parking Brewing Co.
Alden Road would be extended southward along the railway and no longer dead-end into Orange Avenue, but would rather run alongside the Orlando Urban Trail and connect to Magnolia Avenue, just to the west of OUC’s new substation development, which is already under construction.
The rendering also depicts a newly expanded Athletic Complex for Lake Highland Preparatory School, with a new soccer and softball field as well as an archery range. The school’s parking lot, which is often used by the public for nearby events and businesses, would be shifted slightly but remain pretty much in the same area it is in now. We reached out to Lake Highland Preparatory School for comment but had not heard back at the time of this posting.
According to the Public Works Department, this project has just started in the early design phase and is still being developed and it will not be ready for construction at least until mid-2021.