Six distinctive branded districts will be created to help reposition the trail regionally. This will attract sustainable growth, economic development, academic institutions, food and entertainment business, and bring traditional and non-traditional jobs and industry to the corridor. Each district will have a different redevelopment approach, based on the understanding of the existing jobs and key players, which informed the vision and character of each one of the future districts. Each district should be encouraged to grow as a connected series of commercial stores, mixed used development with stores and office on the ground floor, and more intense and focused nodes at key intersections.
Each district should incorporate the assets of the area, such as key buildings, institutions, parks, and lake system as well as the relationship to the adjacent and abutting residential areas. The intent is not to create 8 miles of the same character, but to focus time, effort, and investment toward building a unique corridor and the opportunites that exist both in the public realm (the streets and parks) and the private realm (lots and buildings).
Sports & Entertainment District
This portion of the corridor is situated and connected to become a hub for sports and entertainment uses and be supported by quality food and beverage businesses.
Design/Construction & Education Hub
This hub, with 26% of the existing jobs related to construction, possesses a wider variety of building types from residential to commercial and industrial. It can become a place to attract higher education institutions and businesses related to Design and Construction.
Design and Construction Business
University of Florida College Design, Construction and Planning
Authentic Food District
With a wide variety of restaurants from different parts of the world and being surrounded by neighborhoods, this is the perfect portion of the corridor to create a district for authentic food supported by other office and service uses.
Auto & Services Hub
The overall corridor is full of auto-related uses, but the Americana Boulevard area has large parcels that can support a hub for all auto-related businesses especially used-car sales.
Education + Jobs District
This portion of the corridor has a high concentration of educational institution around Lake Ellenor and it is the home of a regional industrial and office complex, attracting 23,000 employees to the area, making this place a great District for Educations and Jobs.
University of Central Florida
Orange County Public Schools
Retail + Hospitality Hub
The Florida Mall and Hotel are a regional destination for local residents as well as tourists bringing a high volume of people to this area. This hub should keep supporting retail and hospitality uses as it grows and becomes a key east west connector between the airport and the International Drive area.
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Establishing Destinations To Attract Development, Business, Jobs & Training.