a village emerges in the heart of downtown Orlando
Creative Village builds upon the success of Orlando’s digital media industry by transforming the former Amway Arena site into a 68-acre mixed-use, transit oriented, urban infill neighborhood in the heart of downtown Orlando.
The vision for Creative Village focuses on creating a true “live, learn, work, and play” urban destination through a development plan that supports a synergistic and dynamic mix of uses including office/creative studios, higher education, K-12 education, mixed-income residential, retail/commercial, and hotel.
Leading higher education providers; high-tech, digital media and creative companies; and a diverse mix of students, employees, and residents will one day call Creative Village home.
UCF Downtown at Creative Village
In an exciting announcement, University of Central Florida (UCF) President, Dr. John Hitt, revealed plans for a significant downtown Orlando campus, located at Creative Village. In 2014, the State of Florida allocated $2 million for a study to determine the impact and role of a major UCF presence in downtown Orlando. Between UCF and its partner, Valencia College, the campus is expected to bring about 10,000 students to downtown Orlando over the next few years, and will build upon already existing educational assets surrounding the Creative Village.
The commitment by UCF and Valencia to a large downtown campus at Creative Village sets the stage for additional private development and university-related uses.
To watch a video with more information about the UCF downtown campus, click here.
To read the Orlando Sentinel article about the UCF downtown Orlando campus, click here.