Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Massive Southern Box Food Hall coming to College Park's Packing District

Posted By on Wed, May 22, 2019 at 11:13 AM

click to enlarge Southern Box Food Hall - IMAGE VIA DAP DESIGN
  • image via DAP Design
  • Southern Box Food Hall
Visions for the massive, 202-acre Packing District are coming into focus.

Back in March, the YMCA of Central Florida released designs of their 27,000-square-foot family center.

Today, renderings for a 22,400-square-foot food hall were revealed by project architects DAP Design and by the looks of it, the food hall promises to be an absolute flippin' beaut.

click to enlarge Elevated plaza offers greens pace and additional seating. - IMAGE VIA DAP DESIGN
  • image via DAP Design
  • Elevated plaza offers greens pace and additional seating.

The old Great Southern Box Company building on the southeast corner of Princeton Street and Orange Blossom Trail will be preserved and repurposed into the Southern Box Food Hall and will feature an elevated plaza offering some outdoor green space (and shade) as well as additional seating.



click to enlarge The Great Southern Box Company building dates back to the 1930s. - IMAGE VIA DAP DESIGN
  • image via DAP Design
  • The Great Southern Box Company building dates back to the 1930s.

The food hall is slated to be completed late next year.

"The design approach focuses not only on the existing building and adjacent brewery, but strategically utilizes the site as an elevated park space and social infrastructure," read a press release.

click to enlarge The space encourages indoor/outdoor foot traffic. - IMAGE VIA DAP DESIGN
  • image via DAP Design
  • The space encourages indoor/outdoor foot traffic.
The food hall is but one component of a larger plan to redevelop the corner site, which will also see a microbrewery, signature restaurant and bar as well as retail/office/event spaces and a large parking area.

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