Cortland ChampionsGate in Davenport, Florida, has welcomed its first residents as the initial phase of the project is complete. Minutes away from Orlando’s golfing and entertainment, the 355-unit community is Cortland’s first ground-up development in the area.

“We have planned every detail and designer touch of Cortland ChampionsGate to offer residents a seamless and hospitality-driven experience,” says Chris Fletcher, executive vice president of development at Cortland. “We are relentless in our commitment to raise the standard of apartment living, and we believe this community does that from both a location and product perspective.”

To raise the bar on resident experience, Cortland is debuting a new valet trash system with interior and exterior access. Allowing the collection of trash directly from the residents’ homes without stepping inside, the valet system will eliminate the need to have trash set outside in community corridors for pickup.


Inspired by the work of famed South Florida architect Addison Mizner, ChampionsGate’s Spanish-style design includes meticulously crafted interiors and 11,000 square feet of amenity space. With a mix of studio to three-bedroom residences, interiors are finished with modern lighting; high-end kitchens including French door refrigerators; wood-style flooring; and a choice of two-tone or all-white cabinets.

With the final phase of ChampionsGate expected to deliver in summer 2023, amenities include a tropical pool and sundeck; poolside cabanas and lounges with TVs; a two-story, indoor-outdoor rooftop lounge; a 24/7 fitness center with free group classes; a private pavilion and dock overlooking a pond; a leash-free dog park; and a quarter-mile nature trail. The community has the capacity for 138 electric vehicle chargers, which will be installed as needed.

“We are thrilled to be delivering ChampionsGate on time and on budget. Our data-driven approach led us to break ground in July of 2021 despite the lingering effects of COVID-19, supply chain constraints, and the downturn in the entertainment corridor,” Fletcher says. “When everyone else was on hold, we doubled down and were able to bring our vision to life, which is a huge testament to the project team.”

Charlan Brock Architects and civil engineers from Madden, Morehead & Stokes along with VCC general contractors were part of the project team. In addition to its 36 established multifamily communities in Florida, Cortland has five new projects of over 1,700 units currently under construction in the Sunshine State.