Nearly half a dozen construction projects are creating a downtown Orlando construction boom, according to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.
The projects are mostly residential, with 900 units being built over several projects. Commercial construction is ongoing too with both a hotel and office building planned for Orange Avenue north of Colonial Drive.
Over the last few months crews have been busy constructing the 270-unit Crescent Central Station, a mixed-use development across from the Orange County courthouse at Orange Avenue and Amelia Street. The development has some two-story units facing a courtyard pool and a rooftop amenity deck. Several retail spaces are planned in units facing Orange Avenue.
Meanwhile, Dyer helped break ground Thursday afternoon on The Brownstones at Thornton Park. Twenty-eight town homes are projected to be complete next fall at Summerlin Avenue and Jackson Street.
Dyer says the spate of construction projects represents renewed interest in living in downtown Orlando.
“It continues to emphasize how much people want to live in our downtown, that the economy is coming back,” said Dyer.
According to Dyer, more apartment developments are planned for downtown. He says he expects to preside over another groundbreaking sometime within the next few weeks.
Source: “Orlando mayor: Projects creating downtown construction boom,” ClickOrlando.com