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I think CV is living up to its name; the name being a marketing tool to bring Creatives to an specialized downtown area where they can live, work, and play. EA alone shows that this vision will succeed. There’s still a lot of development left, not to mention UCF Downtown’s campus maturity, that will allow Creative Village to continue to grow, albeit with a few less sq feet of office and residential space.  

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The original vision of the “Creative Village” was a 1000 apartments and 600 beds of student housing alongside a few hundred thousand square feet of office and educational space???  It seems like  the “creative” part is by far the minority of what is actually being constructed. 

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On 1/15/2021 at 11:18 PM, Jerry95 said:

I think CV is living up to its name; the name being a marketing tool to bring Creatives to an specialized downtown area where they can live, work, and play. EA alone shows that this vision will succeed. There’s still a lot of development left, not to mention UCF Downtown’s campus maturity, that will allow Creative Village to continue to grow, albeit with a few less sq feet of office and residential space.  

Yup! Still lots of potential!

By my count, there are at least 9 large developable parcels left outside of the UCF footprint.  Or about twice as much left for private development than has already been developed, but it looks like the project is well on its way to meeting these benchmarks.  With the development of public space at the park, getting the apartments at full occupancy and 100% of students in face-to-face classrooms will help.  With COVID, what has been built already has never been at full occupancy at the same time.

On 1/16/2021 at 4:54 PM, Dawn1000 said:

The original vision of the “Creative Village” was a 1000 apartments and 600 beds of student housing alongside a few hundred thousand square feet of office and educational space???  It seems like  the “creative” part is by far the minority of what is actually being constructed. 

Apartments
256  @ Amelia Court
409 @ The Julian
202 @ Modera *coming soon*
= 867 to date.  

Student Housing
640 Beds @ UnionWest

UCF Downtown campus - new buildings, renovated expo center and Flying Horse Editions @ parking garage
VC Downtown - space in UnionWest and Accelerated Skills Training Programs

175,940 square foot regional headquarters for EA

With the relative success of the live/work space at 420 E Church, it will be interesting to see if Amelia Court gets some retail tenants in the same vein.  The units aren't set up quite as well as the Church Street units.

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57 minutes ago, smileguy said:

 

Yup! Still lots of potential!

By my count, there are at least 9 large developable parcels left outside of the UCF footprint.  Or about twice as much left for private development than has already been developed, but it looks like the project is well on its way to meeting these benchmarks.  With the development of public space at the park, getting the apartments at full occupancy and 100% of students in face-to-face classrooms will help.  With COVID, what has been built already has never been at full occupancy at the same time.

Apartments
256  @ Amelia Court
409 @ The Julian
202 @ Modera *coming soon*
= 867 to date.  

Student Housing
640 Beds @ UnionWest

UCF Downtown campus - new buildings, renovated expo center and Flying Horse Editions @ parking garage
VC Downtown - space in UnionWest and Accelerated Skills Training Programs

175,940 square foot regional headquarters for EA

With the relative success of the live/work space at 420 E Church, it will be interesting to see if Amelia Court gets some retail tenants in the same vein.  The units aren't set up quite as well as the Church Street units.

One, getting UCF and Valencia was a coup so kudos to everyone involved. That really allowed the project to take off. 

Second, office will be the program that will be no no where close to the original concept. Throw in Covid and it will be dramatically off. 

Regardless, I applaud the City and Ustler for making it happen. Now if they can focus on finishing what they started and getting the dang Magic development off of the ground. Bring in Ustler if they need to. 

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24 minutes ago, prahaboheme said:

Couldn’t EA have at least strived to have an innovative HQ building in CV given they are local? As it stands, I think they come in just under Amelia Court in architectural effort.

At least those geeks can still make good stuff for game addicts.

From everything I’ve read (I think it was @dcluley98 who initially pointed it out to me), of all the gaming companiesEA is perceived as the most corporate. So, this would seem quite appropriate (as would being in Maitland Center the last decade or two).

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Apparently, Orlando’s definitely a go for EA Sports’ College Football game, which bodes well for employment at the new facility.

Previously, it had not been confirmed.


https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-bz-ea-college-football-video-game-20210209-xb2yw5ndqvg5legipg5kofbkpe-story.html

From The Sentinel 

 
 
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4 minutes ago, Jerry95 said:

Was no-one going to tell me I confused a building with a vaccine???

Lol. I was more distracted by all the wood :tw_bawling:  Was trying my best not to go off on a rant about the juxtaposition of building materials (cheap = short term vs quality = longevity).

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8 hours ago, Jerry95 said:

Was no-one going to tell me I confused a building with a vaccine???

What's even more hilarious about this is that I have already been laughing to myself since last summer over the fact that both companies' logos use the same font (Century Gothic or some variant), one in lowercase, one in uppercase. 

 

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10 hours ago, uncreativeusername said:

Amazing photos as always, @IAmFloridaBorn.

 

Thank god they kept the Amelia Street curve - the reveal of the courthouse coming around the curve is killer!  

I agree! The curve adds some character to the area to without disrupting the city grid.

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On 3/1/2021 at 12:20 PM, uncreativeusername said:

Amazing photos as always, @IAmFloridaBorn.

Thank god they kept the Amelia Street curve - the reveal of the courthouse coming around the curve is killer!  

 

13 hours ago, WAJAS said:

I agree! The curve adds some character to the area to without disrupting the city grid.

Thanks in large part to the efforts of some concerned citizens.....

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Do you think that the Parking lot at the end of Luminary Green will eventually be absorbed by the park?  It seems a terrible use of space for that area.  I also wish they would extend to park all the way to Lake Dot, and add more amenities for the overlapping communities who both work and live in that area. 

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50 minutes ago, smonteserin said:

Do you think that the Parking lot at the end of Luminary Green will eventually be absorbed by the park?  It seems a terrible use of space for that area.  I also wish they would extend to park all the way to Lake Dot, and add more amenities for the overlapping communities who both work and live in that area. 

You would think they would’ve extended  the park, but apparently it is proposed for future development according to the Creative Village website . I would like to see the park extended or perhaps a museum. 

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