ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 7, 2019) – Embrey Partners Ltd., a nationally recognized multifamily residential developer, held its ceremonial groundbreaking today for work on its newest project within The Packing District, a transformational mixed-use development taking shape near College Park in Orlando. Called The Cannery at The Packing District, the project is the first to break ground in the district.
“It’s an honor to work with the team at Dr. Phillips Charities and be part of building a community that will pay homage to Orlando’s citrus roots,” said Trey Embrey, President and CEO of Embrey Partners Ltd. “We aptly named this project The Cannery in a nod to the history of the site where Dr. Phillips once canned oranges for his citrus enterprise. The project will also reflect our vision for developing an exceptional community in what is becoming a highly desirable location to live, work and play in Orlando.”
The Packing District near College Park encompasses 202 acres and is a $500 million transformational project focused on preserving and recapturing a defining part of Orlando’s history while providing a vibrant base of living and commerce.
“We’re excited to see our vision for the northeast corner within The Packing District start to come alive,” said Ken Robinson, President and CEO of Dr. Phillips Charities, which is serving as the community builder on the project. “The Cannery project is a key component to that site and the first to break ground on what will be an iconic corner for the community.”
The Cannery at The Packing District is one piece of the overall master plan to develop a unique, eclectic and vibrant mixed-use environment that pays homage to the industrial heritage of the district and the community legacy of Dr. Phillips.
The luxury Class A multifamily project developed by Embrey will sit on what is to become a primary point of interest for The Packing District, featuring a grocery store, restaurants and a replica of the original Dr. Phillips Juice Stand – a once iconic building from decades past.
Embrey’s project will provide 307 residential units, the first of which are expected to be available for lease by the second quarter of 2021. Featured amenities include a pool and courtyard; two additional courtyards with entertainment areas; a lounge with roof deck; a resident lounge, a Wi-Fi lounge and game room; fitness facility with yoga and spin rooms; a dog park and dog wash; a bike shop; micro offices and a package room.
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About Dr. Phillips Charities
Dr. Phillips Charities has made over $190 million in grants, pledges and program-related investments to Central Florida charities responding to the needs of the community and directly touching the lives of thousands of children and families. The Dr. Phillips name has been a major economic and philanthropic presence in the Central Florida community since the turn of the 20th century. Dr. Phillips Charities honors the legacy of the Phillips family and its support of organizations that live up to the motto “to help others help themselves.”
About Embrey Partners
San Antonio-based Embrey Partners, Ltd., is a diversified real estate investment company that owns, develops, builds and manages market-rate multifamily and commercial assets in targeted markets across the United States. Since 1974, Embrey has developed more than 39,000 apartments and over 6 million square feet of commercial property. Embrey is one of the leading developers in the multifamily sector, with approximately 6,000 units under construction or in development. www.embreydc.com