The largest redevelopment project in Orlando's history.
The Orlando Naval Training Center served as the training site for over 650,000 Navy recruits from the early 1960's to the early 1990's. In 1998 the NTC was decomissioned as a result of a federal Base Realignment and Closure Commission decision. The shutdown left Orlando with a thousand-acre "hole in the heart of the city," as one observer noted.
An Urban Design Vision Plan was created which established a program of 3,000-dwelling units and 2.7 million square feet of commercial and employment uses on the 1,100-acre site. The resulting community includes nearly 200 acres of public parks and 250 acres of public lakes. In 2006 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honored Baldwin Park with a Phoenix Award for Excellence in Environmental Redevelopment. Additionally, Baldwin Park was recognized as the largest single-phase demolition and recycling project in history.
Location: Orlando, FL
Size: 1,100 acres
2.7 million-SF commercial usage
200 acres public parks
250 acres public lakes
Master Development Agreement