Downtown Avalon Park came about through the vision of Beat Kahli, President and CEO of Avalon Park Group (APG). Designed as integral to the 1,840-acre master-planned development that began in 1996, Downtown Avalon Park was first established with the construction of Clock Tower at Avalon Park in 2000. The two-story commercial mixed-use building anchored the young downtown area and served as a gathering place for Avalon Park’s first residents.
Downtown I at Avalon Park was built in 2003 as the first phase of the community’s town center. This phase consisted of a four-story mixed-use retail/residential building with varied facades and floor plans flexible enough to accommodate a wide range of businesses, from shops to restaurants. Traditional architectural styles and human-scale streetscapes were employed to encourage walking and the socialization with neighbors essential to building a true community.
Downtown I at Avalon Park became an immediate success with residents of Avalon Park, as well as the larger East Orlando community. Downtown II at Avalon Park soon followed in 2005. Built along Avalon Lake, this second phase consisted of a four-story mixed-use building which, like the Downtown I building, featured facades in complimentary traditional styles to present the appearance of separate structures.
Mr. Kahli’s foresight and commitment – as well as the dedication of the entire APG team – has resulted in a thriving downtown that includes retail shops, banks, restaurants, medical/dental offices, professional services, a YMCA and residential apartments. Downtown Avalon Park has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. We hope that you will be part of our future.