Orlando, Fla. — Universal Orlando is taking a major role in Orange County’s affordable housing crisis—specifically in Orlando’s theme park district.
The company announced on Tuesday that Altamonte Springs-based Wendover Housing Partners would design, build and manage a community for low-and moderate-income residents in the International Drive corridor.
Universal donated 20 acres of land for the mixed-use community and transferred ownership to a non-profit called Housing for Tomorrow.
The site will have 1,000 high-quality apartments as well as 16,000 square-feet of retail space.
“I was thrilled when Universal stepped up to help solve our affordable housing crisis,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings. “When public and private organizations, and the government, come together great things happen. This housing initiative is a primary example of such collaboration.”
Construction is set to start in 2022.
Cox Media Group