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135 Townhomes Coming to Packing District


Dr. Phillips Charities announced Tuesday in a press release that 135 townhomes will be built on eight acres within The Packing District (Facebook), a 202 acre regional development centered at the intersection of Princeton Street and Orange Blossom Trail that pays homage to the industrial heritage of the area.


The townhomes will be built on the north end of the park with access off Princeton Street and connectivity to the planned YMCA Family Center.

The three-story townhomes will feature optional roof top terraces with views of the surrounding park and lake.


Pennsylvania-based Toll Brothers was announced as the builder of the townhomes.

As part of The Packing District, historic buildings will be repurposed, integrated with new uses, and connected to dedicated public spaces by a new plan for urban trails and a new 100-acre public park (gifted to the City of Orlando).


Preparations began to ready The Packing District site for construction in 2018. Plans have continued to unfold within the last several months.


Late last year, Embrey Partners held its ceremonial groundbreaking for work on The Cannery at The Packing District, the first project to break ground in the district.


The news was followed by an announcement by the YMCA of Central Florida with the name of its new Family Center – Leonard and Marjorie Williams Family YMCA – which will be located in the regional park.


The project will continue to mature over the next 10-15 years as laid out in the four-phase master plan.

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