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Amway Arena’s Demolition Makes Way for Mini-Metropolis

Amway Arena’s Demolition Makes Way for Mini-Metropolis

By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor The major Creative Village development may finally be one step closer to fruition, as the city of Orlando will be approving the demolition of the Amway Arena next week. According to the Orlando Business Journal, the [...]…

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Embassy Suites Opening September 2012

Embassy Suites Opening September 2012

By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor Opening is approaching for the new Embassy Suites hotel, as developer Sierra Land Group announced that the $51.7 million project will be completed September 2012. The 300-room hotel, dubbed Embassy Suites Orlando-Lake Buena Vista South is [...]…

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American Campus Plans 500 Student Units for University of Florida

American Campus Plans 500 Student Units for University of Florida

By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor American Campus Communities bought the University Shoppes across from the University of Florida and plans a major redevelopment for the 14-acre property. The shopping center, located on the northwest corner of University Boulevard and Alafaya Trail, [...]…

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Baker Barrios Selected for New 247-Unit Complex and Second Harvest Food Bank HQs

Baker Barrios Selected for New 247-Unit Complex and Second Harvest Food Bank HQs

By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor Baker Barrios Architects prides itself with two major projects currently underway, as it was recently selected to design both a new 247-unit apartment community and a new headquarters for Second Harvest Food Bank. Hawthorne, N.Y.-based GDC Properties [...]…

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Millenia Plaza On the Market

Millenia Plaza On the Market

By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor The largest open-air retail center in the Millenia trade area has been on the market for less than a week and rumors about its sale price have already been released. The 411,534 square-foot Millenia Plaza, built [...]…

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Full Sail University Adds $17.5M Office Park and New On-Campus Facility

Full Sail University Adds $17.5M Office Park and New On-Campus Facility

By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor Full Sail University recently purchased a $17.5 million office park close to its University Boulevard campus, adding 225,550 square feet of office space to its portfolio. Silver City Lakeview LLC, the real estate arm of the [...]…

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SunRail Approval Draws New Transit-Oriented Mixed-Use Project; Southridge IX to be Added to EastGroup’s Commerce Park

SunRail Approval Draws New Transit-Oriented Mixed-Use Project; Southridge IX to be Added to EastGroup’s Commerce Park

by Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor Along with the approval of the SunRail commuter rail project, many developers have started revising stalled plans or drafting new ones for transit-oriented developments. Florida Hospital is the first to make an official announcement, surprising the [...]…

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New Resolutions Underway for ‘Town Center East’ and Rybold Park

New Resolutions Underway for ‘Town Center East’ and Rybold Park

By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor Boyd Development Corporation has teamed up with Dallas-based Stratford Land to acquire 600 acres of property in Horizon West, Orange County, Florida. The property, also known as Town Center East is located in the northeast and [...]…

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Valencia College Construction will Incorporate Green Globes Standards; DeBartolo’s Latest Bet on Orlando

Valencia College Construction will Incorporate Green Globes Standards; DeBartolo’s Latest Bet on Orlando

By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor Valencia Community College, after announcing its official change of name to Valencia College, has had another major event on its agenda—it broke ground on a new classroom building in Lake Nona. The new $21,750,000 facility is [...]…

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New Rollins Hotel to Support Higher Education

New Rollins Hotel to Support Higher Education

By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor The new Rollins Hotel, whose construction is scheduled to start this fall, will be much more than a hotel. Named after the patron family that donated the $12.5 million needed for its construction, the Alfond Inn [...]…

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UCF Incubator Project Stalled; Millennium Pointe Apartments Change Hands

UCF Incubator Project Stalled; Millennium Pointe Apartments Change Hands

By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor Governor Rick Scott’s recent veto of public-education capital-outlay projects seems to have had a disastrous effect on the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) plans to build a $45 million Interdisciplinary Research and Incubator facility. The Incubator, planned [...]…

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Post’s New Multifamily Development will Provide Extra Construction Jobs

Post’s New Multifamily Development will Provide Extra Construction Jobs

By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor A leading developer and operator of upscale multifamily communities, Post Properties Inc., has recently unveiled plans for yet another development that will add 410 more apartments to its inventory of 21,431 units. The Atlanta-based company will [...]…

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