Mayor Dyer and the Orlando City Council were in attendance to break
wind ground at a new city-owned and managed park just west of the Central Business District today.
The new Creative Village Central Park or “Luminary Green” will measure in at 2.3-acres when it’s completed by the second half of 2021 and will be the centerpiece of the Creative Village (Website) development and UCF/Valencia College downtown campuses, just in front of The Julian Apartments.
Luminary Green will showcase a large open lawn for residents, students, workers, and visitors to gather and recreate on. The lawn will feature regular event programming for unorganized recreation and feature landscaped areas shaded with canopy trees and seating.
The park will be activated with decorative and interactive light installations illuminating the park from day to night and will also include a large artistic circular trellis that will serve as the aesthetic cornerstone of the park and provide an additional shaded area for park patrons.
“When we partnered with the city to help fulfill the vision for Creative Village, a key component of the master plan was for the park to be a flexible, diverse, and inclusive public space for the community,” said Craig Ustler of Ustler Development and Creative Village Development, LLC. “These types of special urban places are vital as we continue to build out Creative Village as a mixed-use urban Innovation District.”