November 28, 2016 is officially SoDo District Day in the City of Orlando, but it’s been a long time coming.
As one of the first Orlando Main Streets established in the City of Orlando, Downtown South has been a force in creating an ecosystem of engaged and empowered businesses owners and residents. The area south of downtown Orlando has seen small and large changes since the creation of the Main Street 8 years ago. With the support of the local community, including residents, business owners, and community stakeholders, the District is moving to become one of most powerful economic engines in Orlando, on top of being one of the best places to live.
From being called Downtown South, to SoDo, to South Orange, and South Orlando, the SoDo District identity is focused on bringing everything together under a common banner that makes it easier to think about, talk about, and grow this incredible area.
With a four-point approach, the SoDo District’s Main Street mission is to improve our community by design, empower local businesses and residents to collaborate, and create a vibrant atmosphere to live, work, and play.
SoDo is one of the largest and most diverse districts in Orlando. From Lucerne Circle to the north, Ferncreek Ave and I-4 to the east and west, and technically Drennen Road (a boundary with Orange County) to the south, this District is home to business and retail, a productive industrial district, one of the best hospitals in the country, and wonderful residential neighborhoods.
Because of that, our organization has an awesome range of opportunities to get involved and make an impact on the economic and social fabric of our main street.
As we move forward in the SoDo District, we invite you to join us in working toward a vision of a vibrant residential and local business community . Help us celebrate and preserve the history in our District, foster and grow our existing businesses, bring to life to new ventures and opportunities, produce unique community experiences, and improve the physical look and connectivity of our streets.