Echelon at Uptown is the first market-rate multifamily rental project in Orlando's central business district in 40 years. The building achieves an "industrial-light" feel with glass storefronts, and a double-height leasing office with exposed ductwork and trusses. A combination of metal and wood framing kept construction costs low, and sealed concrete corridors in lieu of carpeting save money on maintenance. The 244-unit project has 14 floor plans ranging in size from 642 to 1,695 square feet. Most units have a balcony or balconette.

Category: Apartments--rentals; Entrant/Developer: Echelon Residential, Orlando, Fla.; Builder: Skanska USA Building, Orlando; Architect/Land Planner/Landscape Architect: Looney Ricks Kiss, Memphis, Tenn.; Interior Designer: Marc Michaels Interiors, Orlando

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