A village emerges 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 68-acre mixed-use, transit oriented, urban infill neighborhood in the heart of Downtown Orlando.

The vision for Creative Village focuses on developing a true “live, work, learn and 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 will 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 UCF/Valencia Downtown Campus One Year Anniversary video.

Recent News and Updates

Creative Village Park Construction Moves Forward

On October 5, 2020, the Orlando City Council approved a $5.3 million agreement with Collage Companies for the construction of the Creative Village park. The 2.3-acre park will provide opportunities for students, residents and visitors of Creative Village to gather, play and enjoy ...

The Julian Apartments at Creative Village Opened in July 2020

The first market-rate apartment project in Creative Village, The Julian, opened in July 2020. The Julian is a 14-story building with 409 contemporary residences accompanied by 6,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and an integrated parking garage. The Julian ...

Creative Village Featured in Florida Trend Magazine Cover Story

Amy Keller, Associate Editor at Florida Trend, published a cover story “Out of the Ivory Tower” about urban universities, the Innovation District emerging in Creative Village and the synergies with the UCF/Valencia Downtown Campus and economic development. “Beyond growing ...

Ustler Development, Inc. Breaks Ground on New Office Building for Electronic Arts

On April 30, 2020, Ustler Development, Inc. acquired the site and broke ground on a 175,940 rentable square foot office building that is leased to EA Tiberon, Inc. (NASDAQ: EA). In October 2021, EA will relocate over 700 personnel from their existing location in Maitland ...

Mill Creek Residential Purchases Land for Modera Creative Village

On December 18, 2019, Mill Creek Residential Trust purchased a 1.75-acre site from the City of Orlando for development of a 292-unit market rate apartment project, Modera Creative Village. The $75 million project faces Creative Village Central Park and includes a structured parking ...

ELECTRONIC ARTS MOVING TO CREATIVE VILLAGE

EA Tiberon, Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) will move its Florida headquarters and more than 700 high-wage jobs to Downtown Orlando’s Creative Village in 2021, representing the largest corporate relocation in Orlando in several decades. With over 300 million customers around the world, Electronic ...