An Orlando Magic downtown development is moving forward, as the team provides further details on a $200-million sports and entertainment complex next to Amway Center, including a new team headquarters, a hotel and more.
The design will feature Class A office space, residential spaces, a first-class hotel with meeting and event space, a multitude of dining options, and a central events plaza with the latest in WiFi, lighting, audio and digital experiences.
The proposed office building, which will become the Orlando Magic’s headquarters, will feature approximately seven levels (~200,000 square feet) of office space, and a 3/1,000 SF parking ratio, while the tenant experience will include tomorrow’s tech in regard to renewable utilities, security, transportation, digital infrastructure, and health and wellness.
“Like with the Amway Center, this has been several years of planning and working with the City to find the right avenue to add another iconic destination that will add to the core of downtown,” said Magic CEO Alex Martins. “We look forward to entering this new stage as we work with our partners to make Orlando a great place to live, work and play.”
The development, situated next to Amway Center, is located north of Church Street, east of Division Avenue, south of Central Avenue and west of Hughey Avenue. This development will further enhance the Magic’s expanding footprint in downtown Orlando, while complementing the Amway Center and Orlando City Soccer’s stadium.
The Magic’s major investment also continues their efforts in the revitalization of downtown Orlando and the Parramore neighborhood. The Magic and the Parramore community have long been partners in helping the citizens of that region. The Magic have given more than $1 million to the Parramore community while also donating thousands of community service hours, building nine reading and learning centers and two playgrounds, and providing hundreds of backpacks with school supplies.
Martins is proud that the Magic have been able to broaden their footprint downtown so that they can continue to be socio-economic growth catalysts for the area. Martins is also extremely proud that the Magic will continue to be leaders in the growth and development of Parramore.
“It’s our neighborhood and it’s important to us that we continue to help revitalize it,” Martins said of Parramore. “We think this is another significant step. Like the great addition of Orlando City Soccer’s stadium, hopefully this is a spark for others to invest in that part of downtown. Downtown really stretches from Orange Avenue to Camping World Stadium. So, this is an opportunity to spark the western side of that stretch.”
Renderings courtesy Orlando Magic.