The YMCA of Central Florida Announces Name of New Packing District Y in College ParkNovember 13, 2019
Dr. Phillips Gifts $1.5M Pavilion to City of Orlando for The Packing District ParkJune 10, 2020
Toll Brothers Selected to Build in The Packing District
New community to create stewards of the 105-acre regional park
ORLANDO, Fla. – [April 21, 2020] – Dr. Phillips Charities today announced it will team 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 organizations known for their philanthropic efforts. Ultimately, individuals who purchase a home within the community will become stewards of the 105-acre park, charged with preserving and enhancing this key component of the district.
“Dr. Phillips is excited to join with Toll Brothers on the Packing District project,” said Ken Robinson, president/CEO of Dr. Phillips Charities, the community builder behind The Packing District. “Toll is known as a quality builder, and what they have designed for the Packing District is exciting. The three-story townhomes with optional roof top terraces will create exciting and beautiful views of the park and lake. Besides quality, Toll is one of the nation’s leaders in corporate philanthropy, which fits well with Dr. Phillips commitment to community building. It’s also a unique opportunity for future residents to locate within the park, and quite frankly, become good stewards of the beauty and rare amenity that will surround their homes.”
Toll Brothers is a Fortune 500 company and the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes. The townhomes will be built on the north end of the park with access off Princeton Street and connectivity to the planned YMCA Family Center.
Plans for the 202-acre project have continued to unfold within the last several months. Late last year, Embrey Partners held its ceremonial groundbreaking for work on The Cannery at The Packing District, the first project to break ground in the district. The news was followed by an announcement by the YMCA of Central Florida with the name of its new Family Center – Leonard and Marjorie Williams Family YMCA – which will be located in the regional park.
These announcements are just 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.