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.
Christina Morton, APR
On Behalf of Dr. Phillips Charities
About The Packing District
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 part of our community’s history while providing a vibrant base of living and commerce. Historic buildings will be repurposed, integrated with new uses, and connected to dedicated public spaces by a new and bold plan for urban trails and a new 100-acre public park (gifted to the City of Orlando) dedicated to health and wellness, education, arts and community, and sustainability. Preparations began to ready the site for construction in 2018. The project will continue to mature over the next 10-15 years as laid out in the four-phase master plan.
About Dr. Phillips Charities
Dr. Phillips Charities has made over $190 million in grants, pledges and program-related investments to Central Florida charities responding to the needs of the community and directly touching the lives of thousands of children and families. The Dr. Phillips name has been a major economic and philanthropic presence in the Central Florida community since the turn of the 20th century. Dr. Phillips Charities honors the legacy of the Phillips family and its support of organizations that live up to the motto “to help others help themselves.”