Ribbon Cutting & Ground Breaking
November 28, 2022. Ribbon cutting ceremony for the Orange County Multi-Cultural Center in Pine Hills. A mosaic by Katy Antill ‘The Spirit of Pine Hills’ is featured in the entryway of the Center and will welcome all for years to come.
The Pine Hills Cultural Center will be located in a 56,000-square-foot former grocery store at the corner of Colonial Drive and Hiawassee Road. It will be bigger than any similar facility in west Orange County and serve as a one-stop resource center for residents to include a computer lab, offices, a catering kitchen, meeting and event spaces for educational and social services. Commissioner Victoria Siplin earmarked $2.5 million for the new cultural center in 2015.
New Senior Affordable Housing Community in Orange County’s Pine Hills Neighborhood Breaks Ground
April 2021, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and District 6 Commissioner Victoria P. Siplin recently joined local leaders and residents for the groundbreaking of a soon-to-be senior affordable housing community located in Pine Hills.
Hawthorne Park, developed by Wendover Housing Partners, will be a 120-unit development and will replace a portion of an underutilized shopping center and become the new anchor for revitalization in Pine Hills. Hawthorne Park is an example of successfully utilizing public-private partnerships to address the need for more affordable housing.
November 2020., Orange County Government gave $3.2 million in Federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds to the project as part of the recommendations for Mayor Demings’ Housing for All Task Force.
This event marked the completion of 96 move-in ready units as part of the second phase of the affordable housing development, Emerald Villas.
The community is located at 3204 El Primo Way in Orlando.