Proposed park under I-4 step closer to reality

Park would feature sports fields, food trucks, dog park

ORLANDO, Fla. – A piece of land under Interstate 4 in downtown Orlando took another step toward becoming a new attraction.


The city council approved a deal with the state Department of Transportation Monday to get the airspace rights needed to build what is being called the "Bridge District." It's located between South Hughey and South Garland avenues.


The city wants to break the land into five different sections for sports fields, food trucks and a dog park.


FDOT also committed $3.5 million to the project.


Construction is not expected to begin for several years.