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Thanks castorvx. I wouldn't think Performing Arts would come over. They have a new building built in 2010 which is pretty specialized and not easy to repurpose, plus plans for performing spaces. Another Phase 2 awaiting donation funding, which has pretty much all been diverted to the DPCPA. But then again, the School of Communications was finished in 1997 I think and have a number of special built studios, sound stages, and radio studios. 

 

One program that doesn't have a building is the College of Nursing, but that is supposed to be built out at Lake Nona along with the Dental College and a teaching hospital, if that is still in the cards. So I guess visual arts, public service and what's already down in the expo center with the TV station with maybe some gen ed offered as well. More fun than fantasy football!

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Stumbled on a link of really awesome photos of Creative Village and DT area poking around the CV development site.  Great shots! Click through and enjoy: http://creativevillageorlando.com/downloa

I drove around downtown Orlando yesterday after not being there for several months. As I was driving south on I-4, the first thing that really stood out to me was how west of I-4 felt much more vertic

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Thanks castorvx. I wouldn't think Performing Arts would come over. They have a new building built in 2010 which is pretty specialized and not easy to repurpose, plus plans for performing spaces. Another Phase 2 awaiting donation funding, which has pretty much all been diverted to the DPCPA. But then again, the School of Communications was finished in 1997 I think and have a number of special built studios, sound stages, and radio studios. 

 

One program that doesn't have a building is the College of Nursing, but that is supposed to be built out at Lake Nona along with the Dental College and a teaching hospital, if that is still in the cards. So I guess visual arts, public service and what's already down in the expo center with the TV station with maybe some gen ed offered as well. More fun than fantasy football!

I could see computer science moving and having an emphasis of tech, and maybe linking to the new places in the exchange.  Then repurposing the Computer Science Building as Engineering 4.

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I could see computer science moving and having an emphasis of tech, and maybe linking to the new places in the exchange.  Then repurposing the Computer Science Building as Engineering 4.

Computer Science moved into Harris Engineering Center a few years ago. That building is almost entirely computer related majors. The Computer Science Building was renamed College of Sciences Building.

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There's nothing specifically businessesque about BA1 or 2. Seems like they could divert plans for BA3 on main campus for a business college downtown. That seems like a no brainer. Hated doing an internship and hauling it on 408 for a night class in orange county

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Lots of exciting possibilities here with UCF. Hopefully down the road most of UCF's colleges will have some kind of presence downtown to help extend their business partnerships, community outreach, and continuing education. Visual Arts and Public Service make the most sense, but extended MBA programs  & Graduate Engineering degrees ( e.g. Systems Engineering masters ) would be great too.

 

Maybe one day even a Law School??

 

Future is really bright for downtown Orlando & UCF.

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Finally some news regarding the status of the Creative Village:  http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/print-edition/2014/12/05/creative-village-construction-countdown.html?ana=sm_orl_ucp48&b=1417721067^16085521&page=all

 

From the article:

 

"In 2015, three major initiatives will be underway:

  • Construction and delivery of the infrastructure and Lymmo bus system
  • Definition of the UCF/Valencia plan and development program, including a campus master plan for the academic space and identification of the colleges and programs that will be located downtown
  • Specific pre-development work for the first phase of commercial development, which is expected to include office, apartment and retail space

What's the overall timeline for upcoming steps? In 2016 we will continue the pre-development process and we should have buildings under construction in 2016 and 2017, with completion set for 2017 or 2018. Creative Village is multiphase project that will run over 15 to 20 years."


Also an interesting tidbit from Ustler:  "Our preliminary job study done several years ago indicated Creative Village would create about 8,000 direct and indirect jobs. This did not take into account several notable developments that have occurred in the last few years, including the significant commitment by UCF and Valencia and the new K-8 public school west of our project. The total vertical commercial development program is conservatively valued at more than $1 billion. The academic buildings likely will be another several hundred million dollars."

 

I was not aware that there was a new public school in the works for this neighborhood.

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They mentioned the public school in the UCF video. I think having kids from the neighborhood around the environment that will be built here can only be viewed as a positive. Also as more individuals move into the area, we will hopefully have a very diverse school. Maybe some of the students of the schools moved down here can volunteer and teach programs at the school.

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I believe this is one of the two schools planned that will take the place of Ferncreek elementary, which has been hailed nationally for its success in community involvement, racial integration and academics.  This is a good read on the topic. I think the neighborhood (and Creative Village) deserve a school like this, and hope the K-8 model and new location can serve them as well as Ferncreek has. 

 

http://www.orlandoweekly.com/orlando/proposed-school-closures-prompt-discussion-about-segregation/Content?oid=2242772 

 

FYI, the Ferncreek principal who led the school to their successes is no longer there.

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CV will be assuming maintenance of the 6 Orlando Centroplex monument signs so look for new logs and Creative Village to replace the old soon

Great news as these markers could use some love, but do they have to use the CV name? I was reeeeaaally hoping that was just a working title as it sounds a bit contrived and generic.
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Better than "Creative World". But yeah, perhaps just remove the current letter signage and make the planters pretty and wait for the folks in the "CV" come up with their own name. After all, they are supposed to be the creative types. Why force a New York moniker on them?

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Perhaps elsewhere the article was posted about Orlando tying for 2nd Place in a Top Ten Creative Cities piece done by a real estate blog that also has done Top Tens on happiest zip codes, nerdiest small cities and the like. All with suspect rubrics, but I'm sure the Chamber of Commerce will take it and it might even show up in a EDC ad. We led with being #4 in entertainment jobs percentage (Vegas #1) and #2 in art supply stores per capita (Cincinnati #1) while our lowest ranking was in Art School/Centers. No categories in tech creativity at all.   

 

Then I saw this article, and I think it bodes well for UCF and the area if we are to be seen as a hub of creativity for some time to come:

 

New UCF Design Class Brings Art, Engineering Students Together.

 

Somewhere I remember reading that bringing a number of programs downtown would free up space for science and engineering on the main campus. Calling this one spot in downtown the "Creative Village" sells short our other centers of creativity, Lake Nona, the Main UCF campus, and the start ups in and around the old Church Street Exchange building. Not to mention the gaming center growing up around EA Sports' Maitland shops.

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