Orlando, FL, approves $1B mixed-use 'agrihood'

Orlando, FL, approves $1B mixed-use 'agrihood'

In a 4-2 vote last week, Orange County, FL, commissioners approved development and rezoning plans for The Grow, a $1-billion, mixed-use "agrihood" in Orlando, FL, the Orlando Business Journal reported. Orlando-based developer Project Finance & Development LLC said the 1,189-acre project in a rural patch of East Orlando will include a community garden – which will supply the neighborhood's restaurant – more than 2,000 homes, a 20-acre park, biking trails, an elementary school and 172,000 square feet of commercial space. Opponents of the project argued that it will necessitate additional roadwork and threatened to spoil one of the area's last undeveloped wildlife habitats, which is also used as a recreation area. Advocates maintained that The Grow takes a sustainable approach to the area's inevitable development.

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Orlando-based Project Finance & Development LLC’s plans for The Grow, a proposed $1 billion “agrihood” development in East...