The Allen Morris Company today announced the formal grand opening of Maitland City Centre®, the transformative mixed-use community creating a “new Downtown” in Maitland, Florida, located just north of Orlando.
Mayor A. Dale McDonald, Mayor of the City of Maitland, as well as Vice Mayor Mike Thomas, Councilman John Lowndes, Councilwoman Joy Goff-Marcil and Councilwoman Bev Reponen, City Manager Sharon Anselmo, CRA Director Charles Rudd and Jeff Aames, Executive Director of the Maitland Area Chamber of Commerce, were in attendance to celebrate this significant milestone with a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of the project.
Developed in collaboration with Lamm & Company and Millenia Partners, and financed by SunTrust and TD Bank, Maitland City Centre is the first urban, live/work community in the Orlando suburb of Maitland that provides a true downtown and sense of community. Spanning across a three-acre city block with 35,000 square feet of prime retail and restaurant space, Maitland City Centre is surrounded by vibrant sidewalks and an enviable mix of trendy dining and retail concepts. The six-story building, located at the crossroads of Maitland’s City Hall and the new pedestrian-friendly Independence Lane, provides everyday conveniences that establishes the project as not only a lifestyle, but also a Live-Work-Play and walkable destination.
“The grand opening of Maitland City Centre signifies a new era for Maitland and we are grateful to the Mayor and to the City for their ongoing support throughout this process,” said W. Allen Morris, Chairman and CEO of The Allen Morris Company. “We are excited to see the vision behind Maitland City Centre become a reality as a positive catalyst for the community that gives residents and visitors a true downtown that they will enjoy for generations to come and are proud to reach this significant moment for the entire community as we continue to develop inspiring and impressive communities that are forward-thinking and community-driven.”
Designed by ACi Architects to embody the Mediterranean-style architecture inspired by City Hall and the Cultural Corridor, Maitland City Centre is comprised of 220 one- and two-bedroom rental apartments and 24 live/work units, complemented by a full array of resort-like amenities. The elegant residences range from 700 to 1,300 square feet and feature open kitchens, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances as well as lushly landscaped terraces.
“This project creates a vibrant gathering place for community members and their guests. SunTrust is proud to be a part of the revitalization of Downtown Maitland and helping to create a sense of place for its residents. This is the next generation of the live, work, play mixed use project, which focuses on perfecting the tenant mix and bringing together dining, entertainment, living, and working in a well-planned, seamless way that creates a unique experience.” Says Rebecca M. Cox, Senior Vice President at SunTrust Bank.
Maitland City Centre ushers in three impactful milestones for the City of Maitland and The Allen Morris Company; 1.) the first intentional creation of a whole downtown as a gathering place for the people of Maitland, together with the new Independence Lane for festivals, special events, retail shops and restaurants; 2.) the first intentional creation of a curated mixed-use community that combines luxury apartments, live/work apartments with commercial zoning to allow employee staffed offices, fully-furnished shared workspaces, conference rooms, and a curated selection of great restaurants and retail for all times of the day or night; 3.) and the first creation of a walkable community thoughtfully integrating bicycle trails, dedicated ride-share drop-off locations, short walk to the SunLink Commuter Rail, a walkable city street adjacent to City Hall and the City Park, and reduced parking demand in a true Live-Work-Play community, with amenities eliminating the need for a car.
“Maitland City Centre is a legacy project for the city, and for the first time in Maitland’s history, residents will be able to enjoy and congregate in a true downtown that is thoughtfully planned and that celebrates the city’s history and community,” said Mayor A. Dale McDonald, Mayor of the City of Maitland. “The Allen Morris Company has a passion for creating a sense of place in the communities they serve and we are thrilled to celebrate this vision turned reality and be able to provide a central hub to everyone who lives and visits Maitland.”
With 35,000 square feet of vibrant retail and restaurant concepts, Maitland City Centre’s retail tenants to-date include Boku Sushi, Dixie Belle’s Café, Cookit World, LLC, Starbucks, Houndstooth Sauce Company, Renaissance Med Spa (which will offer a complete menu of pampering spa services), Medici’s Pizza, Sanford Brewery & BBQ, Burgerim Gourmet Burgers, 407 Gelato, Bam Barre and Subway.
Maitland City Centre marks The Allen Morris Company’s 82nd development.
For additional information, please call 407.599.6600 or visit http://maitlandcitycentre.com/.