Phase I—Infrastructure

The Gazebo nestled in among the mature live oak trees is the focal point of the park at Hampton Park.  Shaded walkways allow for outdoor activities. Park benches and historic acorn  streetlights make the space both attractive and inviting.  The first phase of the project was the site clearance and construction of new underground utility distribution systems and roads to serve 65 single-family homes for sale and the 48-unit public housing complex. The infrastructure improvements included construction of a centralized park with a gazebo and walkways which are nestled under the canopy of mature live oak trees. The one and a half acre park is surrounded by the elderly apartment complex on the east, the detached town homes on the north, and single family detached homes on the west. Phase I, site infrastructure, was completed in the fall of 2001.

Phase II—Hampton Park Single Family Homes

The Hampton Park development plan includes the construction of sixty-five (65) single-family homes on the Hampton Park site.  This is a mixed income community where eighteen (18) of the sixty-five (65) homes on-site were reserved for low-income first time homebuyers.  The low-income homebuyers were assisted with forgivable, no interest second and third mortgages, SHIP funds provided by the City of Orlando, City of Orlando down payment assistance and homeowners association fee assistance.        

     There are a variety of housing types offered on the Hampton Park site that include forty-two (42) one and two story single family detached homes, ten (10) detached, zero lot town homes on the park, eight (8) attached town homes and five (5) two and three story office/townhomes homes. The single-family residential products on the site range in price from $131,000 to $450,000. 

      The affordable homes cannot be distinguished from the Market Rate Homes.  Construction of all single family homes on the site was completed in May 2006.

     The Downtown Orlando Partnership awarded the single-family homes development of Hampton Park the Golden Brick Award of Excellence in 2003 for residential construction in downtown Orlando.

Phase III—The Villas at Hampton Park

The Villas at Hampton Park was designed to blend seamlessly into the  urban Hampton Park community located east of downtown Orlando.   This attractive 48 unit, three-story complex for seniors is the first public housing complex the Orlando Housing Authority has built since 1988.  The Downtown Orlando Partnership awarded the Villas at Hampton Park the Golden Brick award for outstanding residential construction in downtown Orlando in 2004.  The building includes community space on each floor for the residents.  The first floor has a day room with an attached screened porch where the residents can gather and entertain visitors.  Directly outside of the screened patio are walking paths and a variety of seating areas. The second floor community space includes a library, a computer lab and a reading room with an outdoor balcony.  A chapel and exercise room with raised ceiling are the featured community spaces on the third floor.  The abundance and variety of community space encourages the residents to engage in a variety of activities with their neighbors.     

In July 2003, construction began on The Villas of Hampton Park.  Construction was completed by August 2004.  This complex was financed through the use of HOPE VI Funds, HUD replacement housing factor funds and program income generated by the office space, large walk-in closet, dishwashers and garbage disposals.  The Orlando Housing Authority opened the waiting list for the Villas in February 2004 and 293 income eligible residents  applied to live there.  New residents, including 5 former Orange Villa residents and 22 public housing residents, began moving in on August 17, 2004.  The complex was fully occupied before the end of September 2004. 

Phase IV— OHA Administration Building

Construction began on the OHA Administration Building August 1, 2005.   Hampton Park Phase IV is the fourth and final phase of the Hampton Park HOPE VI development.  Phase IV includes the construction of a two-story, 25,044 square-foot office building on a three-acre parcel at Hampton Park along Bumby Avenue and Livingston Street.  The building will house the Orlando Housing Authority’s administrative offices.  Currently, the OHA’s administrative offices are dispersed throughout the City in five (5) different locations. 

Development of the OHA Administration Building will accomplish four primary objectives 1) consolidate OHA’s administrative functions into one efficient location, 2) provide space for future growth, 3) establish a professional business presence in the Orlando community, and 4) provide easy access to the Hampton Park Elderly Public Housing units. The building will feature staff offices, conference rooms, file rooms, work/copy areas, a training room, a library/multi-purpose room, break room  and a fitness room. The following OHA departments/ administrative functions will relocate to the new building:  Executive, Finance and Accounting, Planning and Development, Homeownership, Public Housing (administrative only), Family Services, Human Resources, Information Technology, Tenant Integrity, Public Relations and office support. 

The Developer for Hampton Park Phase IV is Colonialtown Community Builders (CCB).  Colonialtown Community Builders (CCB) is a joint venture between the Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Corporation (ONIC) and First City Realty and Development, Inc.  ONIC has extensive experience in developing affordable residential rental properties in Orlando’s distressed neighborhoods.  First City Realty brings both residential and commercial development experience to the project.  Fugleberg Koch Architects designed the building and Walker & Company is the builder.  

Construction completion is scheduled for August 2006.

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