Packing District Update

  • Dr. Phillips Charities expects to close on the 118-acre parcel at John Young Parkway and Princeton Street by the end of February. The parcel will then be donated to the City of Orlando for the new regional city park announced in December 2017.
  • The City of Orlando and Dr. Phillips began formal planning for the new park in December, and Dr. Phillips officials report it is progressing well.
  • The Dr. Phillips team — including urban design firm Perkins & Will, Atlanta office; the planning and engineering firm GAI Consultants, Orlando office; and real estate development consultants SC Advisors, Orlando — started planning for The Packing District’s phase I development and road improvements in January.


“I’ve been to Ponce City Market in Atlanta and enjoyed it very much. When Dr. Phillips related The Packing District to that, I realized how exciting this would be for our community. I’m thrilled with what I’ve heard — the eateries, the tennis center, the park — it will be very beneficial for College Park.”

Anne Brownlee, lifelong College Park resident and real estate agent with Anne Rogers Realty


We’ve been talking, thinking and praying about this project for a couple years and we take it very seriously at Dr. Phillips. Seventy years ago, a guy named Doctor Phillips stood up to talk about building a community, with a hospital and schools and it being a place to raise a family. And it happened. Here we are again. We have a feel for 10 to 20 years from now, but 70 years from now? That’s why we feel the pressure to do it right. We have a great partnership with the City of Orlando and therefore feel good about this new gateway to the city, that it will be a true asset to the community.”

— Jim Ferber, chairman of the board of Dr. Phillips Charities

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