Posted Friday, October 30, 2020 @ 8:35 PM
On October 5, 2020, the Orlando City Council approved a $5.3 million agreement with Collage Companies for the construction of the Creative Village park. The 2.3-acre park will provide opportunities for students, residents and visitors of Creative Village to gather, play and enjoy the outdoors. The park will include a 1-acre “great lawn” for events and recreation, a tree-lined promenade, various types of seating, functional and decorative lighting, and hardscaped areas for performance and/or future art installations. The park will also include a large artistic circular trellis that will serve as the aesthetic cornerstone of the park and provide additional shaded area.
Construction on the park begins this fall and is scheduled to be completed in Third Quarter 2021.
“Expanding green space and passive recreation opportunities was a key recommendation from public input in both the Parramore Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan and Project DTO,” said Thomas C. Chatmon, Jr., Executive Director of the Downtown Development Board and Community Redevelopment Agency. “In partnership with our master development partner, Creative Village Development, LLC, we’ve designed and planned for the park at Creative Village to be a unique and inclusive gathering space for residents, workers, and students that will complement Creative Village and Parramore as well as serve as an exceptional signature park in downtown for generations to come.”
The park is part of the master development and master planning of Creative Village and is the result of the ongoing collaboration between the master developer and the City of Orlando. It is an important component of the Creative Village Master Plan and the UCF / Valencia College Downtown campus plan, and consistent with other relevant City planning initiatives.
The master developer, Creative Village Development, LLC (CVD), was responsible for park planning and design and CVD coordinated with various City departments and community stakeholders to finalize the concept plan. CVD is delivering a fully-designed, permitted set of construction documents to the City of Orlando. The City will build, operate and maintain the park.
Original story here.