Lincoln Property Co. Breaks Ground on Orlando Mixed-Use Project

The luxury property will include office and retail space.

A rendering of The Edge. Image courtesy of Baker Barrios Architects

Lincoln Property Co. has broken ground on The Edge, a 34-story mixed-use tower in Orlando, Fla. In addition to 240 residences, the project will include 198,000 square feet of office space across seven floors and a 10-story parking garage. Baker Barrios is the architect on the project.

Street-level retail space will be located adjacent to the building’s lobby. The property will also offer a 25,000-square-foot club level with an outdoor pool on its 19th floor.

An angular architectural design permitted a variety of floor plates and unit configurations in the tower’s residential portion, Baker Barrios said in a statement. The residential segment includes both market-rate apartments and residences available for short-term rentals through a third-party hotel management provider. The long-term and short-term portions of the project will be separate.

Design challenges

“The biggest design challenge was the technical aspect of building next to a railroad and the high-voltage underground line,” Wayne Dunkelberger, Baker Barrios chief creative officer, told Multi-Housing News.

“Our design works around the high-voltage line and creates a mixed-use experience that enters into the public rail platform. Of course, another challenge relating to the rail line is sequencing construction around the rail schedule.”

The Edge will be visible from Interstate 4 and Florida State Road 408 and is the second high-rise built in an area being called “the Church Street superblock.” The project represents the second phase of Lincoln’s Church Street Station redevelopment, which includes Bumby Arcade Food Hall, also designed by Baker Barrios. Earlier this month, Baker Barrios was announced as the architect on a LIV Development property in Tampa, Fla. An additional component of the Church Street redevelopment is a new station on the SunRail system, central Florida’s commuter rail service.

Expected to be complete in 2026, The Edge is being constructed by general contractor John Moriarty & Associates. Kimley-Horn serves as landscape architect. McNamara Salvia is the project’s structural engineer.

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