An innovation district in the heart of Downtown Orlando
Creative Village builds upon the success of Orlando’s digital media industry by transforming the former Amway Arena site into a mixed-use, transit oriented, urban infill neighborhood in the heart of Downtown Orlando.
Creative Village delivers a true “live, work, learn, play” urban Innovation District that supports a synergistic and dynamic mix of uses including higher education, PS-8 education, mixed-income residential, student housing, office space/creative studios, retail/commercial, hotel and parks/open space.
Leading higher education providers; high-tech, digital media and creative companies; and a diverse mix of students, employees and residents call Creative Village home. The UCF/Valencia Downtown Campus, including the UnionWest student housing project, opened at Creative Village in August 2019 with more than 8,000 students/faculty/staff. View the Creative Village Highlights video.
Phase I of Creative Village was completed in August 2022 and represents over $700 million in development activity. Completed projects include 260 mixed-income apartments; 640 purpose-built student housing beds; 701 market-rate apartments; 176,000 SF Electronic Arts Orlando Studio corporate anchor; 28,000 SF of ground floor commercial space; and 2.3-acre Luminary Green park. Completion of Phase I established critical mass with over 8,000 students/faculty/staff; 2,500 residents; and 1,000 professionals.
Phase II of Creative Village is underway with new office, apartment, hotel, mixed-income housing and student housing projects.
Recent News and Updates
Creative Village Developers Win Golden Brick Awards
ORLANDO OPENS LUMINARY GREEN, A PARK AT THE CENTER OF CREATIVE VILLAGE
Creative Village and Lake Eola plan win Golden Brick awards
Mill Creek Announces Start of Preleasing at Modera Creative Village Apartments
UCF Pegasus Magazine: How UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy is Changing the Game
UCF Graduate Video Game Design Ranked #1 in the World
Orlando Recognized for Economic Growth and Unique Personality
- The New York Times covers what to do with "36 Hours in Orlando." Click here.
- Forbes ranks Orlando as No. 4 Fastest Growing Metro in 2018. Click here.
- Thrillist calls Orlando "one of America's most surprisingly dynamic places." Click here.
- Architect Magazine says "Orlando has invested in a booming downtown and an increasingly urban sensibility that's worth checking out." Click here.
- Inc.com says Orlando might be next hot spot for Silicon Valley expats. Click here.
- For other Orlando highlights and accolades, click here.