Sales at Baldwin Park in Orlando, Florida,
ROBERT STEUTEVILLE    JAN. 1, 2005
Sales at Baldwin Park in Orlando, Florida, have continued at a torrid pace. Absorption has averaged 700 units per year, according to a report in Land Development magazine. The project, which began sales in 2002 and opened model homes in April of 2003, had sold 850 houses and leased 400 apartment units by the fall of 2004. Baldwin Park, the conversion of a naval training center into a new urban city sector, is simultaneously building a mixed-use town center with retail and office space. Baldwin Park is reportedly relieving local traffic congestion, the magazine reports. With 32 entrances, Baldwin Park allows traffic to flow through a 1.7 square mile area formerly off limits to civilians. Harkins Development Corp. has broken ground on two-story, attached live/work homes in Baldwin Park’s town center. A 2,620 sq. ft., four-bedroom unit can be converted to a 1,988 sq. ft. dwelling with 632 sq. ft. of self-contained office space on the ground floor. A 583 sq. ft. studio apartment can also be built above the garage. Twenty-nine live/work units are to be constructed by summer.