Cool Timeline

2018
Feb 2018

Project Announced/City of Orlando Approval

Project Announced/City of Orlando Approval

The Packing District is a 202-acre transformational project centered at the intersection of Princeton Street and Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando, preserving and recapturing a defining..Read More

Nov 2018

Dr. Phillips Charities Gifts $8.9M to Build New YMCA Family Center in The Packing District

Dr. Phillips Charities Gifts $8.9M to Build New YMCA Family Center in The Packing District

Located at the planned roundabout at Princeton Street and Texas Avenue on the north end of Orlando’s newest regional park, the YMCA Family Center will have..Read More

2019
Jul 2019

Park Construction Begins

Park Construction Begins

Dr. Phillips Charities announced its gift of more than 100 acres of land adjacent to the District to the City of Orlando to make way for..Read More

Nov 2019

Embrey First to Break Ground in The Packing District

Embrey First to Break Ground in The Packing District

Embrey Partners Ltd., a nationally recognized multifamily residential developer, held its ceremonial groundbreaking in November 2019 for work on its newest project within The Packing District, a..Read More

2020
Jun 2020

Dr. Phillips Gifts $1.5M Pavilion to City of Orlando for The Packing District Park

The Packing District Park Pavilion

Dr. Phillips Charities, the community builder behind the $700-million transformational The Packing District taking shape near College Park in Orlando, gifted $1.5 million to the City of Orlando..Read More

Jul 2020

4Roots Farm Campus Signs Lease with City of Orlando for 18 Acres Within The Packing District

Conceptual Rendering of 4Roots Farm Campus

The City of Orlando approved a lease for an 18-acre 4Roots Farm Campus, a project of The 4R Foundation. The farm campus will bring complementary improvements that..Read More

Sep 2020

City of Orlando approves an $18.1 million road improvement package

City of Orlando approves an $18.1 million road improvement package

The road improvements to the intersection of N. Orange Blossom Trail and Princeton Street in the Packing District will include the addition of a roundabout, the..Read More

Nov 2020

Construction Begins on Streetscape

Construction Begins on Streetscape

Primary streets will be reoriented for pedestrians and cyclists with complete street upgrades.

2021
Nov 2021

YMCA Construction to Begin

YMCA Construction to Begin

The YMCA Family Center in The Packing District was initiated through a gift of $8.9 million and the land from Dr. Phillips Charities. Once complete, the..Read More

Nov 2021

4Roots Breaks Ground In The Packing District

4Roots Breaks Ground In The Packing District

The 18-acre 4Roots Farm Campus, is being developed in the Packing District to serve as a community crossroads that connects and serves everyone – farmers, students, professionals,..Read More

2022
Jan 2022

Toll Brothers Townhome Model Center To Begin Construction

Conceptual rendering of townhomes

Dr. Phillips Charities is teaming up with Pennsylvania-based Toll Brothers to build 135 townhomes on eight acres within The Packing District’s regional park, creating a natural..Read More

Feb 2022

Embrey’s The Cannery to Open to Residents

Embrey’s The Cannery to Open to Residents

The Cannery at The Packing District is a luxury Class A multifamily project developed by Embrey. Embrey’s The Cannery will provide 307 residential units that featured..Read More

Apr 2022

Juice Stand Scheduled to be Complete

Juice Stand Scheduled to be Complete

Located at the northeast corner of Princeton Street and Orange Blossom Trail, the juice stand replica will serve as a landmark for The Packing District and..Read More

Apr 2022

Toll Brothers Opens Model Center

Conceptual Rendering of Townhomes. Courtesy Toll Brothers.

Dr. Phillips Charities is teaming up with Pennsylvania-based Toll Brothers to build 135 townhomes on eight acres within The Packing District’s regional park, creating a natural synergy for two..Read More

May 2022

Park Scheduled to be Complete

Park Scheduled to be Complete

Dr. Phillips Charities gifted more than 100 acres of land adjacent to the District to the City of Orlando to make way for a regional park..Read More

May 2022

Tennis Center Scheduled to be Complete

Tennis Center Scheduled to be Complete

The relocated Orlando Tennis Centre has 17 courts: 11 hard clay and 6 hard. The new center offers improved facilities and tennis courts for tennis players..Read More

Jun 2022

Publix To Begin Construction

Publix To Begin Construction

Publix to begin construction on the 27,512 square ft of supermarket space in the Packing District. Located on the northeast corner of Princeton Street and Orange..Read More

Jul 2022
Aug 2022

Food Hall to Begin Construction

Food Hall to Begin Construction

A 22,000-square-foot food hall with a micro-brewery and test kitchen are in the works.

Oct 2022

Phase One of 4Roots Farm Campus Scheduled to be Complete

Phase One of 4Roots Farm Campus Scheduled to be Complete

Phase one of the 18-acre 4Roots Farm Campus is scheduled to open to the public! The Farm Campus is being developed in the Packing District to..Read More

2023
Jan 2023

Streetscape Scheduled Completion at Princeton and Orange Blossom Trail

Streetscape Scheduled Completion at Princeton and Orange Blossom Trail

Primary streets are reoriented for pedestrians and cyclists with complete street upgrades.

May 2023

Food Hall Scheduled to be Complete

Food Hall Scheduled to be Complete

The 22,400-square-foot food hall is one component of a larger site plan to redevelop the southeast corner of Princeton and Orange Blossom Trail, a site spanning..Read More

Jun 2023

Publix Scheduled to be Complete

Publix Scheduled to be Complete

The new supermarket will sit on the same location as the original Dr. Phillips packing house and will feature traditional grocery, dairy and frozen food departments..Read More