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  1. Didn't this thread start out being about Virginia, Ivanhoe, .... Yard. How'd it get moved DT. All my posts referred to the former.
  2. Agree college drunks seem to be too prevalent in the orange church wall st area, but Ivanhoe/Virginia not so much. That's a more bohemian local mix. Bring more food but also keep the food trucks. More places like White Wolf would be good. Santiago's Bodega is a nice example too. I've done Luma and Bosporus and they're great but not a fit on Virginia.
  3. I'm all for more food, and pick your poison. Just saying, there is a great vibe in the area so don't turn it into a copy of something else.
  4. Like the infill eastward bit, looking forward to the phase II[III] Yard south of Virginia. But want to keep the beer and tacos. Love that the Hideaway is appropriately staying tucked in to the development. Let Park Ave be Park Ave, and let Virginia/Ivanhoe be Virginia/Ivanhoe. The developer of the Yard chose the location because of the Ivanhoe Village culture that he didn't want to change. That's one of the reasons this is my fave. From Ten10 to Lucky Lure .... keep the good stuff.
  5. I never cared for the renderings. I did like the old renderings that blended nicely with the CNL buildings and City Hall (which I like). This is another I-4 eyesore. Reminds me of the old Barnett building on Park Ave in Winter Park. Cold and out of place.
  6. Yes, SMOG west of I-4 near current Concord Apartments and Angels Diner. Sweet Mother of God! No rendering though.
  7. Actually, as of opening this morning {including mail-in ballots received} we're at 4.8 mil.
  8. I know I'll be criticized, but that definition of the word "needs" drives me nuts. Why would anyone need to open a Western club, or any other club. I can imagine someone "wanting" to do that, but can't imagine anyone needing to do that.
  9. So what you're is that in the UK you're meant to put the period outside the quote; but in the US you're supposed to put it inside the quote. I often say gray is a color, but grey is a colour. Two peoples separated by a common language.
  10. There is only one OFFICIAL source for this information. The NCAA Record Book .... checking .... checking ..... there it is, National Champions: UCF .... can't argue with that.
  11. I agree that it's totally suburban, but look where it is. It's nowhere near the urban center. I was miffed at two of the five new Mainland projects being suburban, so Sand Lake Road, meh.
  12. Sentinel Project is a long range plan of what to do with the Sentinel blocks as they move out. The printing has already gone off site. A year or so ago there was a massing model that showed it all covered with about 4-5-story apartments. The Bell South building remodel near the Firestone has several plans, one that includes a new garage that will benefit both the Bell South and the Firestone. Or something like that.
  13. As of August they said October groundbreaking.
  14. SIAP: According to the OBJ, Miami developer The Allen Morris Company who teamed with Ustler on parcel M (aka Prism) says he wants to put two more complexes in the CV. Couldn't read time frame (paywall).
  15. I'm not too concerned about Maitland. The Wynn Dixie and its parking lot had been vacant for years; and 5-6 floors isn't too tall for that. Maitland Station was a lumberyard. However, I'm in total agreement regarding Lake Nona. There you're replacing trees. People or companies own the vacant lots downtown. If someone is offering a million or two to build 9-floors, I'm sure they don't give a rat's ... what it's "designated" for. Are they supposed to sit on the lot a few more decades, pay taxes and pass it down to the grand kids?
  16. I thought you were referring to Justin "selfie-boy" Bieber.
  17. It's not about hate for taller height, to each his/her own. I'm fine with Zoi and the 9-story infill at Robinson. It was more about the use of the term "pathetic" which made it kinda personal for anyone thinking height is not an issue. Looking at the two aerials above, I think they are more impressive than pathetic.
  18. There was an article today in the obj regarding Mill Creek (Modera etc.). The details of the article were behind a paywall, but it basically said Mill Creek was eyeing a third location in Orlando after they finished the CV project. Does anyone with a subscription know if they mentioned a location or other details?
  19. Will since I'm not awed by skylines I have to say, I don't recall; you've see one you seen them all, except maybe NYC. I am in awe every time I see an aerial photo of DC or Rome. I'll add Paris to that list. After a few skyscrapers were built and the population saw them as eyesores, they capped buildings at 121' in 1977.
  20. Pethetic? How so? In 1970 we were pretty much a twin of Lakeland. So to me, it looks like we've surged ahead nicely. The #1 goal is density. Height is way overrated. A couple of my favorite large cities are DC and Rome and average around the 12 story mark. Both restrict height and the cities benefit. In DC buildings can't be taller than 130 feet max or the width of the adjacent road plus 20'. In Rome they can't be taller than St. Peters Basilica. That's worked out quite well. There are so many cities like Charloltte or even Tampa. MEH. Give me DC or Rome. What's the benefit of racing with the tall American cities? It's like who has the best mall, but once you get inside it's the same old crap, Gap, Penney's and Dillards. I looked a the Sevens the other day and noticed that it was rather massive. Fill every vacant lot in downtown with a Sevens and watch the streets come alive. I'm not against height, but it falls much lower on my list of priorities than a lot of other factors. BTW, that 9-story project planned for Robinson and Orange will have about 465 residents, compared to Zoi which will have about 450. Both are welcomed.
  21. Interesting that if someone ever built something like +One in Altamonte Springs, it'd be called the I-4 eyesore. ... Oh yeah. Location location location, I guess.
  22. That's diagonal from phase I of X Orlando, and directly south of the courthouse. Tall building on left is Sky Tower. Livingston is so hot right now. Which would be taller, Zoi or the VMC ?
  23. With regard to Daytona, the LPGA area around i-95 (Tanger Outlets and Buffett-town) is doing nothing to eliminate the plight found in (what loosely passes for) the core. Development can be good, neutral or bad. When you're knocking down trees, while fleeing excessively paved grid of strip plazas and payday loaners, it's the antithesis of urban. aka bad.
  24. The Yard at Ivanhoe is all concrete (so far), and so was the Artisan 420. I assume the 520 will also be.
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