Project Description

City of Lake Mary

The City of Lake Mary, located in Seminole County Florida, selected ACi Architects as their Real Estate Development Manager / Planner / Design Architect for creating a Downtown Lake Mary. The new public-private-partnership deal would create a tax base strategy and master development plan for a new downtown district and SunRail station.

The detailed transit oriented development blueprint outline a walkable and connected community that calls for surrounding neighborhood’s home values to increase allowing local businesses to thrive while defining their own success story. Ultimately, The City of Lake Mary Downtown Master Plan resulted in the following:

  • Public Engagement Process for Community Guidance/Approvals
  • Public-Private Targeted Investment Strategy
  • Placemaking Concepts for a mixed-use TOD
  • New Stair-step Public Park Connectivity Concepts
  • New Stormwater System (below park) connecting TOD to Crystal Lake and Event Center
  • Implementation of New P3 $30 million Multi-family, Live-Work, Retail, Parking Garage
  • New Planning/Design Standards
  • Increased Comprehensive Plan Densities
  • Support Analysis of New City Transfer of Development Rights Code
  • Architecture/Engineering Services
  • P3 Strategy for Adaptive Re-use of Police Station Conversion to Private Use
  • Developer Submittals Review/Evaluation

“ACi Architects’ collaborative interaction with Lake Mary citizens, Commission and staff was professional, respectful, engaging, and progressive.  However, most important from my perspective was the creativity in both their approach and converting their recommendations into a work product that is professional, yet easily understood.”

– John C. Litton, Former Lake Mary City Manager

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