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EA Orlando Studio Headquarters | Creative Village | 5-story Office [Under Construction]

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EA Sports Orlando is building new headquarters office in the Creative Village to relocate from their current office space in Maitland. The $62 Million building will relocate EA Sports 700 employees from Maitland to downtown, with the potential to have a thousand people working for them by 2025. EA is  promoting the new Orlando facility as their  "premier  development studio on the east coast.  EA Tiburon is home to employees working across multiple teams and organizations including: WW Studios  (Madden NFL, NBA LIVE, Madden Mobile, NBA LIVE Mobile, ArtWorks, AudioWorks, Frameworks, Believable Characters), Technology, Marketing, Publishing and Competitive Gaming."  

New five-story, 176,000 SF Commercial Office Building with Ground Floor Retail

Attached nine-story 644-space Parking Garage

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We live in a city where parking garages are taller than office buildings. 

I really dislike Orlando's building practices. 

I've given up on this city building for efficiency. 

 

Anyway, nice to have EA downtown. 

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14 minutes ago, IAmFloridaBorn said:

We live in a city where parking garages are taller than office buildings. 

I really dislike Orlando's building practices. 

I've given up on this city building for efficiency. 

 

Anyway, nice to have EA downtown. 

And remember, each parking space built is used by one person who won’t be using transit, thus dooming downtown to its 1950’s model for several more-decades. That’s the Orlando way.

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Not trying to bring negative vibes on here, just posting what is being built. 

I actually like this project quite a bit, for the jobs and ground-floor oriented design and activity it will bring to Creative Village. 

Yes, it isn't a high-rise, but it is active space and people there who have jobs and money and not just students. 

 

I think it is a positive for DT and Creative Village.

 

Hopefully we can get some good photos of it and the whole UCF/VD campus as it develops further throughout the year. Remember, this used to be an abandoned demolished arena site and a bunch of blighted parking lots and surface buildings 4 years ago. . . 

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3 minutes ago, dcluley98 said:

Not trying to bring negative vibes on here, just posting what is being built. 

I actually like this project quite a bit, for the jobs and ground-floor oriented design and activity it will bring to Creative Village. 

Yes, it isn't a high-rise, but it is active space and people there who have jobs and money and not just students. 

 

I think it is a positive for DT and Creative Village.

 

Hopefully we can get some good photos of it and the whole UCF/VD campus as it develops further throughout the year. Remember, this used to be an abandoned demolished arena site and a bunch of blighted parking lots and surface buildings 4 years ago. . . 

And before that it was an attractive lakefront arena and before that it was the Expo Center and Fairgrounds and ....

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Just now, dcluley98 said:

Things change over time. 

The whole thing came about as a way to try and undo the PR problem caused by caving to a billionaire. 

It is what it is and UCF/VD Downtown is a good thing that pretty much fell in their lap. Nevertheless, let’s not oversell it.

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12 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

And remember, each parking space built is used by one person who won’t be using transit, thus dooming downtown to its 1950’s model for several more-decades. That’s the Orlando way.

As I recall, EA has some crazy parking requirements. It was part of the problem the last couple of times they to looked to move downtown. 

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On 10/2/2020 at 9:31 AM, dcluley98 said:

Not trying to bring negative vibes on here, just posting what is being built. 

I actually like this project quite a bit, for the jobs and ground-floor oriented design and activity it will bring to Creative Village. 

Yes, it isn't a high-rise, but it is active space and people there who have jobs and money and not just students. 

 

I think it is a positive for DT and Creative Village.

 

Hopefully we can get some good photos of it and the whole UCF/VD campus as it develops further throughout the year. Remember, this used to be an abandoned demolished arena site and a bunch of blighted parking lots and surface buildings 4 years ago. . . 

God I hope the second rendering gets built over the first one; at least the lobby has a tall ceiling.  In the first rendering, which looks value engineered, the lobby level looks like a residential building's first level.

Wait a minute; it's the same building from different angles.  How can the lobby level be different heights in the same building?

On 10/1/2020 at 9:16 PM, IAmFloridaBorn said:

We live in a city where parking garages are taller than office buildings. 

I really dislike Orlando's building practices. 

I've given up on this city building for efficiency. 

 

Anyway, nice to have EA downtown. 

Listen, Rev. IAmFloridaBorn, I am the choir.  Tell it!

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Yep, They are the same rendering, just different angles.  

I think the first one has a built-in understory arcade-like area that is difficult to see in the rendering that will be used as outdoor gathering space for employees and patrons of the GF restaurants. 

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The Orlando Economic Partnership markets the region as a whole.  There is a Downtown Orlando Partnership that is more like a chamber than an economic development arm....so the closest thing is probably the City’s economic Development team that dishes out incentives.   

The most effective champions might be firms like Highwoods.

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