There soon may be a new apartment project being thrown into motion near Walt Disney World.
On March 19th, Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development filed an application and land-use plan in Orange County that included renderings of “Flamingo Crossings West,” including nearly 1,300 apartment units planned for 93.3 acres, south of Flagler Avenue.
Four-story apartment buildings are shown in different colors, along with a community center, housing fitness equipment. 150,000 square feet of commercial space is also planned for the Flamingo Crossings project, being built in multiple phases along State Road 429 near Western Way, which is already mostly owned by Disney’s related Flamingo Crossings entity.
Last October, Flamingo Crossings sought to expand its total apartment count to 2,600, though we’re unsure if this was approved by county officials. The Walt Disney Co. is continuously seeking to invest into its Orlando assets, which plays a vital role in the overall health of the region’s tourism industry. The Walt Disney World Resort alone welcomes 68 million visitors annually, and helps put $60 billion into the local tourism and travel industry, thus creating thousands of local jobs.
The development team for this project includes Atlanta-based Niles Bolton Associates Inc. as architect, Orlando-based Kelly, Collins & Gentry Inc. as engineer, and as surveyor, another local Orlando-based Jones, Wood and Gentry Inc.
Flamingo Crossings has consistently been a fast-growing segment of Walt Disney World, just west of the famed theme park. More images for this planned concept can be found here.