A downtown is the heart of THE city and the region.
Thriving downtowns foster a strong sense of community by connecting people and fostering innovation, creativity, and cultural enrichment. They bring us joy. They have character, blending history with a sense of what’s new, exciting, and eclectic and enable diverse people to interact, share ideas, and achieve dreams. They are livable places with great green spaces, cultural amenities, and diverse retail and restaurant options. These factors contribute to a city’s quality of life and therefore drive market demand for the experiences of these places, which in turn enhances real estate values and economic vitality.
Project DTO builds on work completed in collaboration with you:
Setting the table for the future:
Developed in 2014 and 2015 with input from 6,600+ Orlandoans, the vision plan set the direction for the next decade of downtown Orlando’s transformation, one that would connect people and inspire creativity while fortifying the economic competitiveness of the area. Orlandoans were asked to “be bold” and “focus on what gives the city its heart.” Combined, the input established four pillars, ten themes, and hundreds of ideas.
Strengthen downtown Orlando’s economic competitiveness in the international and national marketplace
Enhance its livability as a safe and welcoming urban city center
Intuitively integrate health and wellness into our daily life
Ensure sustainability of downtown’s assets for generations to come
- DTOutdoors: An Awesome Outdoor City
- DTOptimized: Highly Connected Neighborhoods and Districts
- DTOutstanding: The Best Education in Florida
- DTOpportunity: A Great Place for Business
- DTOne-of-a-Kind: A Creator Culture
- DTOriginal: An Iconic Visual Identity
- DTOvation: Stellar Music, Arts, Sports, and Entertainment
- DTOwn: A Community that Takes Care of its Own
- DTOrigins: Celebrate our Diverse Culture and Heritage
- DTOptimism: A City Built for the Future
a thriving downtown
For downtown’s long-term success, we must prioritize our future as a thriving downtown – a vibrant, walkable, economically viable, cultural destination for Orlandoans.