How Orlando’s park under Interstate 4 could expand business, foot traffic downtown

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Marty Hudson sees a 10-acre space under Interstate 4 as a key part of downtown Orlando’s future.


The city of Orlando urban project manager said The Canopy, a proposed community park on the land under the interstate, represents a unique opportunity for the city. The property mostly has sat dormant, with city-owned parking spaces under it having closed in 2017 to make room for the I-4 Ultimate road construction.

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The roughly $30 million project will include up to 500 parking spaces, walking trails, bike paths, space for public gatherings and interactive art installations.

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