A Village for those who understand that together we hold the promise of endless possibilities.

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.

Phase 1 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 1 established critical mass with over 8,000 students/faculty/staff; 2,500 residents; and 1,000 professionals.

Phase 2 of Creative Village is underway with new office, apartment, hotel, mixed-income housing and student housing projects.

Recent News and Updates

UCF to EA pipeline stronger after headquarters move

The Community Paper, August 2023 Issue – Learn how the partnership between FIEA and EA amplified following the relocation of the Electronic Arts Orlando Studio to Creative Village....

Creative Village Developers Win Golden Brick Awards

On May 2, 2023, developers Craig Ustler and Brooke Myers were named Downtowners of the Year by the Downtown Orlando Partnership for their more than a decade of work in completing the first phase of Creative Village.   To read the full ...

ORLANDO OPENS LUMINARY GREEN, A PARK AT THE CENTER OF CREATIVE VILLAGE

On August 30, 2022, Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 5 City Commissioner Regina Hill officially opened Orlando’s newest gathering place, Luminary Green Park. The 2.3-acre park located in the center of Creative Village in Downtown Orlando is a unique and special gathering ...

Creative Village and Lake Eola plan win Golden Brick awards

On May 3, 2022, the new EA Sports Orlando Studio, completed in 2021 by Ustler Development, was named the Commercial Development of the year by the Downtown Orlando Partnership. The 176,000 square-foot building is now home to the creative teams that produce some of ...

Mill Creek Announces Start of Preleasing at Modera Creative Village Apartments

On May 2, 2022, Mill Creek Residential announced the start of preleasing at Modera Creative Village, a contemporary mixed-use apartment community at Creative Village....

UCF Pegasus Magazine: How UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy is Changing the Game

Pegasus, The Magazine of the University of Central Florida, Fall 2021 Issue – Learn how FIEA has blossomed into the anchor of Creative Village in Downtown Orlando and delivered on its promise to develop a pipeline of talent to fuel Florida’s ...