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
Apr 2021

Site Work to Begin for 4Roots Farm Campus

Site Work to Begin for 4Roots Farm Campus

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,..Read More

Jun 2021

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

Jun 2021

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.

Aug 2021

Park Completion

Park Completion

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

Nov 2021

Tennis Center Completion

Tennis Center Completion

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

Nov 2021

Toll Brothers Opens Model Homes

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

2022
Apr 2022

Food Hall Completion

Food Hall Completion

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 2022

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

Sep 2022

Streetscape completion at Princeton and Orange Blossom Trail

Streetscape completion at Princeton and Orange Blossom Trail

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