Disney announces timeline for opening affordable housing development

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Walt Disney World has announced a timeline for when its affordable and attainable housing will open.


Disney announced Wednesday that the first units are expected to be completed in 2026.

Disney also said it has updated its earlier version to include about 1,400 total units, more than 100 of what had been initially announced.

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“We hope to make a positive impact wherever we can in our community, so to be able to offer more units means even more Florida families will get access to attainable housing, in addition to creating new Florida jobs as part of the construction and operation,” Disney said.

The company first announced the plans last year to contribute nearly 80 acres of land to create the new affordable and attainable housing development.

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The Michaels Organization, a nationally recognized developer, will build and operate the property, which would be just a few miles away from the Magic Kingdom and also near schools and shopping, including Flamingo Crossings Town Center, according to Disney.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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