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  1. Orlando Attractions Area News & Developments

    Universal starting to look dense.
  2. THE Orlando Photo Thread

    Not great quality, but a slightly different angle of downtown (from the Hyatt Regency on I-Drive).
  3. Orlando Fashion Square [Renovation in Progress]

    Drove by today. Bulk of trees are outside construction fence, and appear to be in the city's right of way.
  4. Winter Garden/Ocoee/Oakland Projects

    Thanks to you all, I ventured out to Winter Garden for the first time ever this weekend - just to see what the fuss is all about. I liked it quite a bit, and could see why it's so popular. Particularly with families. You get the small town feel with big city sophistication.
  5. The Milk District

    While I'm not wild about another district, I am excited to see this area start to get some attention. It's been flying under the radar for a while now. But this stretch of Curry Ford has been doing pretty well attracting local restaurants, bars, breweries and even some retail. The Winn Dixie shopping center at Curry Ford and Crystal Lake is hopping on weekend nights. These new developments are a great addition, and can't wait to return to the Irish pub in its new digs.
  6. Waiting For Godot...er, Downtown Retail

    Photos of signage on the Weekly. http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/04/10/walgreens-finally-coming-to-corner-of-church-street-and-orange-avenue-in-downtown-orlando
  7. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    Or a cheap communist motel.
  8. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    My eyes! My eyes!
  9. Orlando Attractions Area News & Developments

    I really liked the concept of Artegon (from the cool signage, the look-and-feel of the interior, interesting mix of vendors and artists, etc.). It's a shame it didn't work out, and I am very sad for the vendors. That being said, I'm not all that surprised it didn't work out. The tenant mix was odd (a little cool art, and more not so cool junk). The location was terrible (really difficult to get to for most locals). And it was never able to fully shake off the "sad mall" vibe (a lot of empty stores and vendor stalls, and a lack of dining options).
  10. Orlando Fashion Square [Renovation in Progress]

    Who in the city could one complain to? Those trees are great.
  11. I'd have to respectfully disagree. I think downtown is far more vibrant now than at any point in the 15 years I've lived here. On any given day, it seems lively. And that didn't use to be the case. There's a long way to go, of course. But I think the city has gone a good job of laying the groundwork for making downtown a place people want to be (with the Amway, DPAC, Citrus Bowl Reno, soccer stadium, UCF/Valencia campus, Lymmo improvement, See Art Orlando installations). And, organically over time, people and companies gravitate towards those kinds of places. Traction. Slow, perhaps. But steady traction nonetheless. Just my 2-cents as a part time urban spaces expert!
  12. The Sentinel is reporting that the University Club sold their property today, moving this project forward. Construction to begin late 2016. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/brinkmann-on-business/os-university-club-modera-20160801-story.html
  13. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    Does anyone know how many people live downtown these days? I'm curious what the numbers look like compared to five, ten, or 20 years ago.
  14. Awesome news. Good looking building. Glad to see it's moving forward. Not only will it add to the density in that part of downtown, the hotel component should give the businesses on Church Street another shot in the arm.
  15. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    It's not so much empty storefronts, but empty lots along Orange from Washington to Amelia that make it feel like a dead zone. Also, the OC Courthouse and BOA buildings don't have all that great of a connection to the street. Don't get me wrong, I think they are great buildings. But from a pedestrian standpoint, they are set back from the road/sidewalk. Central Station, indeed an island to itself, helps a lot. When its retail comes on line, it will be a nice addition. The facade work they are doing on the old Southern Bank building is nice, too. It's giving that building a much more polished look.