Earlier this May, Orlando was deemed one of the most pickleball-obsessed cities in the country. Now, a conditional permit will allow an 8,900-square-foot facility to double as an indoor/outdoor pickleball court. Per the Orlando Business Journal, the venture will be in the evolving SoDo district.
The pickleball facility will offer eight courts––four indoors and four outdoors. Additionally, the complex will host storage space, office space, and a conference room. Plans also call for a restaurant and bar.
Hughes Inc., a Central Florida-based firm, currently owns the property. It did not disclose the tenant to our sources. GrowthSpotter notes that the pickleball facility will just be one aspect of a larger mixed-use venture. It also reports that previously, the pickleball court was intended to be a brewery, but that plan didn’t come to fruition.
Baker Barrio Architects Inc. is the designer. Floorplans show that the conference room and dining areas will be located on a mezzanine level overlooking the indoor courts.
The SoDo pickleball facility is just the latest in a string of pickleball-related ventures in the Sunshine State. One of those projects is located in the neighboring Kissimmee. It’s called Crush Yard Pickleball Club & Restaurant, and it’ll occupy a 50,000-square-foot space.
The pickleball facility in SoDo will be located at 815 W. Grant Street, Orlando, Florida, 32805, in Orange County.