A Monumental Day For Affordable Senior Housing in Orange County
Providing affordable housing to low-income seniors in Orange County has been prioritized as part of Orange County’s Housing for All Task Force, with many of these projects being arranged through public-private partnerships (PPP). In partnership with Orange County, American Residential Communities (ARC) and New South Residential, LLC completes the construction of Phase 1 of Madison Landing, a $23 million – 105,011 sq. ft. affordable senior housing community located on 5.4 acres of land near Millenia Mall at 5800 S. Rio Grande Avenue in Orlando, Florida. Winter Park Construction (WPC) is the general contractor for the project, Evans Engineering is the civil engineer, and architecture was provided by Blue Skies Studios and DM Architect, LLC.
From Left to Right: Vanessa Lewis (District 6 Commissioner Siplin’s aide), Mitchell Glasser (Orange County Housing and Development), Ron Lieberman (Chairman of Florida Housing Finance Corporation), Senator Randolph Bracy, Mayor Jerry Demings, Stacy Banach (Development Team), Michael Oliver (Development Team), Lance Reibeling (Development Team) and Jeff Forrest (President, Winter Park Construction).
At a community event on December 17, 2021, Madison Landing residents were joined by the local community in a unique dual ribbon cutting and groundbreaking ceremony being led by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings. As the ribbon was being cut on Phase 1, shovels were in the ground for Phase 2.
Madison Landing Phase 1 provides 110 units in a seven-story building boasting amenities such as pool, picnic pavilions, bocce ball court, exercise rooms, and a health care services room. This phase is reserved largely (90%) for households making 60 percent of Orange County’s Area Median Income (AMI), and the remaining units will be reserved for households making less than 33 percent of the county’s AMI. Phase 2 of Madison Landing will provide an additional 96 units in a 7-story building. Both phases enjoy shared access to community amenities.
In line with ARC’s signature art for their high-rise communities the company commissioned an Orlando street artist, Andrew Spear who created an original design depicting natural elements capturing the essence of Orange County. He sketched the design which was then converted to a digital image which was then cast onto powder coated aluminum panels for installation. Andrew Spear is a contemporary street artist who has done art installations all over the world. Residing in Orlando, Florida you can see his work locally in and about the Mills 50 district, Thornton Park, Downtown Orlando, Winter Park, and backstage at the Amway Center.
(Shown Below) Stacy Banach with New South Residential worked with the developer to bring the project into fruition shares, “We were excited to have our groundbreaking ceremony for Madison Landing phase 1 back in September of 2020 and here we are just over a year later simultaneously celebrating the grand opening of phase 1 and the groundbreaking of phase 2, a first for Orange County! This was only made possible thanks to Orange County’s commitment to affordable housing and Winter Park Construction’s commitment to building phase 1 on schedule. Most importantly, we are delighted to bring more quality affordable housing to the residents of Orange County.”
“WPC enjoys working with American Residential Communities (ARC) and New South Residential. We know that with the completion of Madison Landing phase 1 and the groundbreaking for phase 2 that we are providing much-needed affordable housing options for low-income seniors in our community.” Jeff Forrest, President, Winter Park Construction
About American Residential Communities and New South Residential
For over 20 years, American Residential Communities (ARC) and New South Residential (NSR) have been collaborating with counties and municipalities to meet their demand for affordable housing for families and senior. The quality without compromise approach has resulted in developments that are well constructed and designed to last for generations to come.
For nearly 50 years, WPC has been the energy behind some of the most exciting, community-building, skyline-changing projects in Florida. From humble beginnings to the high-profile projects of today, our “do it right the first time” mantra has set the standard for construction excellence across the markets in which we work. Having completed over 200 million square feet of construction, WPC's combined experience, innovative approach and dedication to building and nurturing relationships with our employees, subcontractors, suppliers and vendors -speaks to our core value of Building beyond the blueprint™.