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Mayor’s Official Grand Opening of Emerald Villas
The former blighted community is now transformed
Orange County, FL – Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs will celebrate the official grand opening of a redeveloped affordable housing community in Pine Hills during a ceremony on Wednesday, January 30, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Emerald Villas, formerly known as Seville Place, is a new housing development which was transformed from a blighted neighborhood into a community with improved living-conditions. Emerald Villas consists of 264 rental units, a clubhouse complete with classrooms, a business center, fitness room, and pool. The floor plans include studio and one-to-three bedroom units with new roofs, flooring, plumbing, appliances and windows.
Work on the project began after the Seville Place property fell into disrepair and foreclosure. Orange County Government, along with partners Related Urban Development Group and the Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Corporation, bought the land through funds available from a Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Orange County contributed $7 million from the NSP to help fund the project while another $1.6 million came from a state funded affordable housing program.
What:Grand Opening of Emerald Villas
When:Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where:Emerald Villas Apartments, 5450 Cholla Way, Orlando
Who:Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Related Group Chairman Jorge Perez