ORLANDO – (RealEstateRama) — Crescent Communities, a leading developer in Orlando for more than 20 years, announced today the purchase of a 4.6-acre site slated for a walkable mixed-use development in Downtown Orlando. The site was formerly owned by Orlando Health.
Earth Fare, the authentic specialty organic and natural foods grocery store, will anchor the project and provide Downtown Orlando with its first organic grocery store. The 24,000 square-foot market marks Earth Fare’s fifth Florida location and first in Orlando.
Crescent Lucerne is an urban, six-story luxury community featuring 375 apartment residences, ground-level retail and exceptional architectural design. The development includes 7,000 square feet of additional restaurant and retail space. Foundry Commercial will manage retail leasing for the development.
“Earth Fare offers an unparalleled selection of natural, organic, and healthy products that our shoppers can trust, and that is exactly what Orlando shoppers deserve and are missing,” said Earth Fare president and CEO Frank Scorpiniti. “We are looking forward to expanding our reach to the state of Florida, and becoming an integral part of the Orlando community.”
The site is located at the corner of Orange Avenue and Gore Street. Crescent Lucerne is bound to the east by Delaney Park, one of Orlando’s most established and desirable neighborhoods; and to the south by Orlando Regional Medical Center, an urban hospital campus specializing in trauma, cardiology, orthopedics and neurosciences.