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House of the Day: Cozy 2/1 near Packing District asking $219,000

SPONSORED: This cozy two-bedroom, one bathroom home in Crestwood Estates, is just seconds away from College Park’s game-changing The Packing District development and nearby shopping and dining options on Edgewater Drive. Located at 3008 Knollwood Circle [GMap] this 1,105 SF home was built in 1949 and features original wood flooring throughout the home. Other notables […]

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New designs released for Packing District YMCA

We told you HERE in November 2018 that Dr. Phillips Charities had received a major gift that would allow for the construction of a brand new YMCA facility in their OBT-based Packing District development. This will be the 23rd YMCA location in Central Florida, and the team that’s been selected to build the new 27,000 […]

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Designs released for new Packing District tennis center

The design/build contract for the new City of Orlando Tennis Center at the Packing District has been awarded to Borrelli and Partners (Website), according to the company’s Principal, Jorge A. Borrelli. We’ve covered two past projects of Borrelli and Partners which include the expansion for Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and the revamp of the […]

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Learn more about the new Packing District park at upcoming meeting

College Park West area residents and business owners are invited to attend two upcoming community meetings to receive an update on plans for the new park space at The Packing District. Join City Commissioners, Robert Stuart and Regina Hill, as well as City staff to hear more about ideas for the park and future park […]

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310-unit multifamily project breaking ground in Packing District

Dr. Phillips Charities has announced Embrey Partners as the developer of a new multi-family housing project in The Packing District in West College Park/Fairvilla. The new 310-unit housing development will be located on the northeast corner of Princeton Street and Orange Blossom Trail, as shown in the rendering above. Other features of the prominent corner will […]

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Master Site Plan submitted for Packing District park

A Master Site Plan for the development of The Packing District’s largest park has just been submitted to the City of Orlando along with a project narrative outlining the intention of the developer for greater connectivity to the surrounding neighborhood. The park site, bound by John Young Parkway, Princeton, and Texas Avenue, now measures roughly […]

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YMCA opening location in the new Packing District

Dr. Phillips Charities, the group behind the in-development 200+ acre Packing District project in western College Park, has just announced a major gift that will allow for the construction of a new YMCA facility on Orange Blossom Trail. The Dr. Phillips Charities board is granting $8.9 million to the YMCA of Central Florida, their most-supported local […]

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The views and opinions expressed in this episode are those of the hosts alone and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Bungalower Media.   This week’s show features Scottie Campbell as a guest host, filling in for Jon Busdeker who was up visiting his lovely wife in Georgia! Thank you to […]

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Packing District updates include more property, parks, and more

More updated plans for the 200-acre Packing District project in west College Park have been filed with the City of Orlando including some added parcels and updated street grid plans. The original Planned Development paperwork refers to the project as the Princeton Commerce Center, with 91+ acres of land being marked for construction, mostly along Princeton […]

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Packing District gets first official tenant

Powell Design Group (Website) recently announced that they would be relocating their Par Street offices into the new Packing District in western College Park. The Packing District is a new $480 million, 200-acre development spearheaded by Dr. Phillips Charities around the intersection of Princeton and Orange Blossom Trail. Click HERE for our latest coverage on […]

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Dr Phillips finally releases plans for new College Park “Packing District”

Dr. Phillips Charities has finally released their plans for a new mixed-use “Packing District” in west College Park that we hinted at HERE in 2016. The project will develop more than 200-acres of property that has been carefully assembled over the past few years at the intersection of Orange Blossom Trail and Princeton Street. The […]

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This is our latest rundown of the top ten things you need to know this week, in Orlando’s downtown “bungalow neighborhoods.” Click HERE to listen to Episode 386 of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1 FM, recorded at Foxtail Coffee in The Packing District’s replica Juice Stand building. · Bungalower and The Bus: Episode […]

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This is our latest rundown of the top ten things you need to know this week, in Orlando’s downtown “bungalow neighborhoods.” Click HERE to listen to Episode 384 of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1 FM, which was recorded at The Nook in The Milk District. · Bungalower and The Bus: Episode 384 (The […]