Disney sets aside 80 acres for new affordable housing development – WESH 2 Orlando

Walt Disney World Resort has set aside 80 acres for a new affordable housing development in southwest Orange County.The development is expected to include more than 1,300 units and will be constructed by a third-party affordable housing developer on Disney land. Developers intend to build a variety of home choices located close to schools and the new Flamingo Crossings Town Center retail and dining complex. “We are invested in working together with our community to solve complex issues,” said Jeff Vahle, president of Walt Disney World Resort. “The lack of affordable housing is affecting many people across our country, including right here in Central Florida. With this initiative, we’re lending a hand to make a real and meaningful impact in our community by tapping into the best of our company’s strengths. This is the right opportunity and the right time to take action.” The development will be available to qualifying members of the general public. “I am very excited that Walt Disney World is stepping up to the plate to help set the standard for corporate engagement in this community by building workforce housing. This is something we certainly know is a dire need in this community,” Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said.Disney says more details about this affordable housing community will be released at a later date.There’s no time line to share right now, but this is a multi-year project.

Walt Disney World Resort has set aside 80 acres for a new affordable housing development in southwest Orange County.

The development is expected to include more than 1,300 units and will be constructed by a third-party affordable housing developer on Disney land.

Developers intend to build a variety of home choices located close to schools and the new Flamingo Crossings Town Center retail and dining complex.

“We are invested in working together with our community to solve complex issues,” said Jeff Vahle, president of Walt Disney World Resort. “The lack of affordable housing is affecting many people across our country, including right here in Central Florida. With this initiative, we’re lending a hand to make a real and meaningful impact in our community by tapping into the best of our company’s strengths. This is the right opportunity and the right time to take action.”

The development will be available to qualifying members of the general public.

“I am very excited that Walt Disney World is stepping up to the plate to help set the standard for corporate engagement in this community by building workforce housing. This is something we certainly know is a dire need in this community,” Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said.

Disney says more details about this affordable housing community will be released at a later date.

There’s no time line to share right now, but this is a multi-year project.

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