The Orlando skyline is always changing.  Old buildings are torn down and replaced with new modern buildings.  Here are some new projects to watch out for in Downtown Orlando.

Garland Avenue, next to the Church Street Ballroom will be the location of the new mixed use, 25 story building called Tremont Tower.  The plans for the first phase of the project call for 8,239 square feet of retail and lobby space, 10 levels of parking with 587 spaces, and seven levels of office space  with 206,584 square feet.  The project will also have an 8 story, 180 room Hyatt Place Hotel on the top portion of the building, along with a new SunRail train platform on Church Street.  Tremont Tower is a collaboration between Tremont Realty Capital, Lincoln Property Co., HuntonBrady Architects PA, and Brasfield & Gorrie LLC.  Not yet finalized, is the second phase of the project.  This phase could involve a second tower with conference space, the revamping of the Church Street Ballroom and another hotel (read more).

Another project moving along is the mixed use building at Orlando Health’s Lucerne Circle property.  In October the City of Orlando will be reviewing the plans for the mixed use development on the 11 acre lot owned by Orlando Health.  The first phase of the plan by the development team of CNL Commercial Real Estate and Crescent Communities LLC. will include 370 apartments with 31,000 square feet of retail space on 4.5 acres (read more).

Miami based Orlando Central LLC has submitted plans for a project on the Northeast corner of Garland Avenue and Washington Street.  The project is being called Orlando Central and will consist of 31 story building with 450 residences and about 15,000 square feet of ground level retail space.  Part of that 15,000 sq ft will be taken up by a multi story parking garage.  The project also has plans for a ninth level pool deck atop the parking structure that will include a 2,032 square foot fitness center and a 1,8792 square foot events room with a covered terrace.  Orlando Central’s architect is Miami based Arquitectonica International Corp (read more).

Other notable projects that are already in various states of completion include:

Artisan 420 – Artisan 420 is a 9 story, mixed use building in the South Eola area of Downtown Orlando.  The building contains 299 residential units with 10,000 square feet of retail space.  The development facilitates the arts focused scene taking shape in the area with 10 live/work artist studios and 3 visual arts galleries (read more).

The Sevens – The Sevens is a new mixed use residential building being built at 777 N Orange ave. in the North Quarter of Downtown Orlando.  this mid-rise building will include 325 residential units, a roof top pool deck and clubhouse and 9,500 square feet of retail and parking space (read more).

Keep your eye out for new and intriguing projects that will pop up around town.  These are just a few of the wonderful projects that will continue to expand the Orlando area and continue to make it “The City Beautiful”.

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