Back in 2007, Disney purchased a large parcel of land just past the western entrance of the park and was set to call it “Flamingo Crossings.” Plans to develop the land were set aside due to the recession hitting right around that same time.
Two hotels, SpringHill Suites by Marriott and TownePlace Suites, opened in 2016 and were the only development on the land. Well, that is all about to change. Disney just announced at the ICSC Florida Conference and Deal Making they will finally begin construction on the land with a budget-friendly shopping complex.
The 237,000 square feet complex will be similar to Disney Springs but will house more budget-friendly retail shops and fast-casual dining options. Development by Disney on the land will take place in three different phases with the first phase to be started as early as next year. Disney will likely offer land leases and lease building shells to tenants.
Here is a map of the new project:
In addition to the two hotels already in place, there are five hotels set to be added in upcoming years. With the off-property hotels and now value-friendly complex about to be built, Disney is hoping to make the Flamingo Crossing area a destination for budget-conscious guests.
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