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House of the Day: New construction townhome at The Brix at the Packing District asking $746,214

Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder, proudly offers this Nova Elite Modern II home design, a beautiful new construction 3-story townhome ready for move-in at The Brix at the Packing District, located at 2656 Brix Street [GMap]. Offering four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a half bathroom, and a two-car attached garage, the home features over […]

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House of the Day: New construction townhome at The Brix at the Packing District asking $480,995

Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder, is offering a Sampson Modern I home design, a new construction three-story townhome that is move-in ready at The Brix at the Packing District located at 2257 Valentine Aly [GMap].   Offering two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, two half-bathrooms, and a single car attached garage with storage closet, the […]

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City opens new park at The Packing District

The City of Orlando welcomed residents to a new park in the Packing District on Wednesday, May 31. The 66-acre Grove Park, a nod to the area’s earlier use as a citrus packing house, features a 1.5-mile multi-use trail, a dedicated open green space, a 14-acre stormwater pond and preserved wetlands with a 1-mile boardwalk, […]

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New YMCA in the Packing District to open for holiday season

We told you HERE in November 2018 that a new YMCA facility was in the works for  the 200+ acre Packing District project in western College Park/Fairvilla area. The new Leonard & Marjorie Williams Family YMCA (Website) was made possible with an $8.9 million grant from Dr. Phillips Charities and will be located at the planned roundabout […]

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Publix announced as grocery store for The Packing District

Dr. Phillips Charities, the builder behind the $700 million Packing District development on Orange Blossom Trail, has just announced that Publix will be its anchor tenant supermarket in the new project. The grocery chain will occupy the 27,512 SF space we told you about previously HERE. The supermarket will be located on the same spot […]

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Dr. Phillips Foundation donating funds for pavilion in The Packing District

The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation will be donating funds for a large pavilion to be constructed in the promised 80-acre park in the up-and-coming Packing District in the Fairvilla/western College Park area of Orlando. A recent agreement filed with the city for City Council review included reassurances of a donation in the amount of $1.5 […]

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More plans released for the Packing District

Following on the earlier announcement that Dr. Phillips Charities would be transforming western College Park with their new Packing District development, even more information has been released. We already knew that the 100+ acres that are being gifted to the City of Orlando would be used as an urban park, but we now know that […]

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Road Alert: City celebrating completion of Packing District roadway improvements

The City of Orlando will celebrate the completion of roadway improvements in the new Packing District development on Friday, April 12, with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony starring District 3 City Commissioner Robert Stuart and Mayor Dyer. The redesign project included sections of road on Princeton Street from John Young Parkway to Orange Blossom Trail, including: […]

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Packing District announces tentative opening for new food hall

The Packing District has just announced a new timetable for the opening of its long-awaited food hall project, in the historic Great Southern Box Company building near the corner of Princeton Street and Orange Blossom Trail. The 13,000+ SF building, which was originally used as a warehouse space by Dr. Phillips’ citrus industry, is in […]

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New Packing District Publix announces February opening

A new Publix is set to open on February 22 in the under-construction Packing District development, near the intersection of Princeton and Orange Blossom Trail. The new grocery store has been in the works since 2021 when we first reported that it was part of the new $700 million Packing District project. The new store […]

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Blue Bamboo leaving Winter Park for Packing District warehouse

The Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts (Facebook | Website) closed up shop in Winter Park in late December citing rising rent costs and a clash with their new landlords. Back in 2015, Blue Bamboo converted a 4,000 warehouse near Lombardi’s Seafood at 1905 Kentucky Avenue [GMap] into a live music venue where they hosted […]

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French chef opening macaron factory in Packing District

Award-winning French chef and pastry expert, Olivier Saintemarie (LinkedIn), is opening a new commercial kitchen in Orlando to supply theme parks, restaurants, and other businesses around the country with his special brand of desserts. Once open, La Maison Du Macaron will produce macarons and other French pastries with locally sourced ingredients, for wholesale clients and […]

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Packing District’s 4Roots Farm entering second phase of development

4Roots Farm, an initiative by 4 Rivers founder John Rivers, that we covered HERE back in July 2018, is nearing the completion of its first phase of development in the under-construction Packing District just west of College Park. Original plans that we shared in 2020 called for a 12,000 SF educational greenhouse led by Valencia College; a […]

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Dr Phillips Charities hosting inaugural concert at new Packing District pavilion

Dr. Phillips Charities, the group behind the under-construction Packing District development just west of College Park, will be hosting a free outdoor concert at its new pavilion in the heart of the new up-and-coming neighborhood. The new Della Phillips Pavilion, named after the wife of Dr. Phillips – the charity’s namesake, will open to the […]

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New 45,000 SF climbing and fitness gym opening in Packing District

Dr. Phillips Charities, the group behind the $700 million Packing District development in the Fairvilla neighborhood just west of College Park, has just announced the addition of a new climbing and fitness gym. The new 45,000 SF gym will be the first Central Florida location of Tennessee-based High Point Climbing and Fitness (Website) and will […]