Magic, city officials talk $100M entertainment complex in Downtown Orlando
Orlando Magic to buy parking garage, OPD headquarters to build complex
The city of Orlando and the Orlando Magic discussed on Monday the future plans for a $100 million entertainment complex to go up next to the Amway Center.
The Magic decided to move forward with a contract to buy the parking garage across from the Amway Center and the OPD headquarters. Magic officials said on Monday the Magic plans to build an office tower on the site of what they're calling the "Sports and Entertainment District."
Officials said they're also considering including more housing along with retail, restaurants, a hotel and more sports venues. The parking garage would have to be torn down and would drive out the handful of businesses below the garage.
"As we develop our plans and we determine what the development looks like with the timing is and what potential relocation looks like, we will continue to have that same open dialogue that we've had with them," said Magic CEO Alex Martins.
Martins gave the city council details Monday that he says we attempt to draw more people downtown all the time and not just during Magic games or concerts.
Another major goal is to revitalize the Parramore neighborhood.