news and updates

July 2019

UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown Campus Opens in August 2019!

Excitement is building at Creative Village! The Amelia Court mixed-income project opened in July 2019 and UCF, Valencia College and Ustler/DEVEN are putting the finishing touches on the Dr. Phillips Academic Commons (DPAC) and UnionWest at Creative Village to welcome ...
July 2019

Community Celebrates Amelia Court Opening

Mayor Dyer, Commissioner Hill, Commissioner Stuart and Commissioner Ortiz attended the ribbon cutting for Amelia Court, celebrating the first building to open at Creative Village. Amelia Court is a 256-unit, $56 million mixed-income apartment community, developed by Atlantic Housing and Banc ...
July 2019

UnionWest announces 5th Retail Tenant

Ustler Development, Inc. and Development Ventures Group, Inc. announced that Vera Asian has signed a lease at UnionWest at Creative Village in Downtown Orlando. UnionWest is the privately developed 15-story mixed-use student housing building located directly across from the new ...
July 2017, Updated January 2019

Phase I Development in Creative Village Valued Over $550 million; Total Phase I Investment is $625 million

As part of the UCF/Valencia Downtown Campus, Ustler Development, Inc. and DEVEN Development Ventures Group (formerly known as KUD International, LLC) are developing a $105 million student housing project on Parcel J. The project is under construction and will open ...
November 2018

The Allen Morris Company and Ustler Development, Inc. Break Ground on the First Market Rate Apartment Project at Creative Village

The Allen Morris Company and Ustler Development, Inc. are co-developing a 14-story, 409 unit, $108 million market rate apartment project at Creative Village in Downtown Orlando. The project broke ground in November 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in Summer 2020. This site ...
April 2018

Mill Creek Under Contract to Acquire Site in Creative Village

Mill Creek Residential is under contract to purchase a 1.7-acre parcel of land in Creative Village. Mill Creek Residential was selected as the buyer for the site as part of the land brokerage process at Creative Village. The Purchaser is ...
May 2017, Updated February 2018

UCF/Valencia Downtown Campus Broke Ground on May 11, 2017

The University of Central Florida, Valencia College, City of Orlando and Creative Village Development, LLC broke ground on the new Downtown Campus on May 11, 2017. The first phase of the Downtown Campus includes: A $60 million, 148,000-square foot academic building named the ...
October 2017

Work Underway on $105 million mixed-use Student Housing Project by Ustler/DEVEN

Ustler Development, Inc. and DEVEN (formerly known as KUD International, LLC) are co-developing Parcel J at Creative Village and construction began in October 2017 on the $105 million mixed-use Student Housing Project with approximately 600 student housing beds, 105,000 SF of education space leased ...
October 2016, Updated September 2017

Master Development and Third-Party Parcels

In order to further the mission and vision of Creative Village as an urban infill, mixed-use transit oriented development, the Master Developer is collaborating with various project partners and consultants on planning efforts that will shape future development at Creative ...
April 2017

UCF Downtown at Creative Village

University of Central Florida (UCF) is moving forward with their plan for a significant Downtown Orlando campus, located at Creative Village. Between UCF and its partner, Valencia College, Phase I of the campus is expected to bring over 7,700 students to ...
April 2017

Construction Completed on LYNX LYMMO Lime Line

Construction was completed in early 2017 for the LYMMO Lime Line. This project marked the beginning of road, utility and infrastructure work at Creative Village. The LYMMO expansion provides Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service connecting Creative Village and the Parramore community ...
October 2016

JLL to Market Select Parcels at Creative Village

JLL has been retained by Creative Village Development, LLC (CVD) to oversee the marketing of select sites available for sale at Creative Village. Pursuant to the Master Development Agreement, select parcels will be marketed to third-party buyers in multiple phases. ...
February 2016

Orlando is a world class city

2014 was a banner year for our City Beautiful. In addition to the UCF and Valencia announcement, we opened SunRail commuter rail service and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, completely overhauled the Citrus Bowl and broke ground on ...
January 2015

Orange County Public Schools announces new Downtown PS-8 School

In January 2015, Orange County Public Schools announced a new PS-8 school to be built in the Parramore neighborhood, adjacent to Creative Village. The $60 million school, serving preschool through 8th grade, is scheduled to open in Fall of 2017 and is being ...
December 2014

Project DTO – the next decade

Quickly after taking office in 2003, Mayor Dyer acknowledged that great cities have great downtowns, so he commissioned the Downtown Strategic Transition Team (DSTT) to create a strategic roadmap for Downtown Orlando. The DSTT delivered recommendations, including large-scale projects like SunRail ...
September 2012

From the Magic Kingdom to a medical city: How a culture of collaboration is fueling a new Orlando

June 2012

UCF, EA Sports team up on digital lab

May 2012

City of Orlando and Creative Village receive a $400,000 grant

September 2011

Civic Urbanism Students Bring Portland Design Ideas Back to Orlando’s Creative Village

August 2011

Orlando’s Creative Village and Tampa’s ENCORE! Project Have Designs on Reviving Their Local Economies

May 2010

Goodbye, arena – hello, Creative Village