Creative Village | What is it?

Lynx, the downtown bus service just got ten million dollars to help get folks to and from the upcoming "creative village." But what is the creative village? We did our best copy/paste job from the City of Orlando's website and here's what we found.

The vision of Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Orlando City Council is to build on the success of Orlando’s digital media industry by redeveloping the existing Amway Arena site into a Creative Village – a place where high-tech companies locate; and employees of those businesses and other residents live, work, learn and play.

The Creative Village will have a strong focus on educational uses and build on existing components including the Nap Ford Charter School, the University of Central Florida (UCF) Center for Emerging Media, the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) and the House of Moves motion capture facility.

Did you know?
Orlando is home to one of the nation’s largest digital media and simulation clusters with more than 1,200 companies, 30,000 employees and collective annual revenues estimated at $9 billion.

Goals of the Creative Village
1. Downtown Orlando’s Creative Village will thoughtfully mix living and work spaces. It will be designed to:
2. Attract technology companies of tomorrow
3. Create spin-off and start-up companies
4. Create a business-friendly environment in which digital media can thrive
5. Attract knowledge-based workers
6. Offer diverse cultures and lifestyle
7. Enhance the lifestyle of creative people
8. Offer vibrant street life and urban amenities