iQuarius Media watched the Amway Arena crumble in a massive explosion right outside our window. Now, we’re watching it be built back up to be a hub of digital media in Central Florida.
The Creative Village is making its home in downtown Orlando at 600 West Amelia Street. This bustling hub of connectivity will function as an outlet for the burgeoning digital media industry in Central Florida. Here, high-tech creatives like those at iQuarius Media can “live, work, learn and play” while creating more than 8,000 jobs, according to the City of Orlando.
Since its demolition, they’ve released the plans for dividing the space:
- 900,000 – 1,000,000 square feet of office/creative space
- 300,000 – 500,000 square feet of higher education space
- 25,000 square feet of K-12 education space
- 1,200 – 1,500 residential units
- 125 – 150,000 square feet of retail/commercial space
- 150 – 200 hotel rooms
New Talent = New Energy
With several emerging media initiatives already in place in Central Florida, the Creative Village will have no shortage of resources to draw from. Digital media talent is practically oozing out of educational centers like the UCF Center for Emerging Media, the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, and Full Sail University.
iQuarius Media is no stranger to the cultivation of creativity and is excited at the prospect of new digital media talent – and outlets to showcase our own – in Orlando.
iQuarius Media is a full-service new media (digital media) firm in downtown Orlando (though our clientele included multinational corporations). Call us for slick, personal, and professional web design, Internet marketing, SEO, graphic design, social media management, 2D and 3D animation, audio post-production and more.
To learn more about the Creative Village or offer input, please visit this link.
by Natalie & Kal