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  1. I asked the same question, as well as the 7/11 corner but they did not address my last question about anyway to discourage the homeless, given there will be new shade coverings throughout the park.

  2. 2 hours ago, prahaboheme said:

    Did anyone attend this meeting and any new information presented?

    Yes, they showed more details on the hard structures, a LED lighted canopy to support additional stage lighting for the bandshell in front of the bandshell as well as another shade canopy over the "Hill" behind the seating area to provide additional seating on artificial turf up the hill.  Both east and west restrooms new with additional shaded seating area and the east restroom to have a concession area with seating in front.   New kids parks with an older kids park to the north of the east side restroom.  The "international bridge area" will house the swan boat peninsula and shaded area for farmer's market along with another shaded seating area near WOB and the cul du sac revised to create a better transition.  The area in front of the Waverly will be transitioned to the water with seating steps and integrated shade trees.  The North side pond area will also be revised to provide more surface area for weddings. and the North pier will be expanded further into Lake Eola.  Eola Drive to be changed to diagonal parking in the center which will allow for tents for "Fiesta in the Park" and the like when needed.

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  3. There has also been a recent void in Lake Eola where they cut down a similar sized tree next to the duck pond on the north side of the lake.  It would be nice to have a shade tree back in that location.

  4. 46 minutes ago, popsiclebrandon said:

    Hotel is a huge upgrade but they need to fix the parking/valet situation. So many days I am driving down and have to slam on brakes because cars are parked in the street because valet isn't quick enough to move them. Its going to get someone killed.

    I noticed on one of my runs that the valet had to run from the hotel to a private parking spot a block east of Magnolia on Amelia.

  5. 12 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

    (admittedly, the Johnson Wax building is very cool, but that doesn’t change the facts).


    From The Seattle Times

    Still amazed this was built in the 30's.  Ex wife worked therein the 90's   The company has great benefits. Including a world class free fitness center on campus for employees and families.  Truly knew how to take care of employees and foster an environment of innovation.

    Now, I work remote and feel my team has become far more innovative and productive.  A point noted in the article I have found very true in our environment for collaboration:

    Remote work can enable ideas to bubble up from people with different backgrounds. Online, people who are not comfortable speaking up in an in-person meeting may feel more able to weigh in. Brainstorming sessions using apps like Slack can surface many more perspectives by including people who would not have been invited to a meeting, like interns or employees in other departments.

    Frank Lloyd Wright designed Johnson Wax HQ as a forest open to the sky

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  6. 9 hours ago, dcluley98 said:

    I still believe that the land purchase is a significant hurdle, especially as shown with the St. Regis eliminated. 

    I would think these companies have locked up options to purchase all these lots before making an announcement. This would give way too much leverage on price to a current landowner otherwise.

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  7. 1 minute ago, spenser1058 said:

    Where only pampered pooches need poop!

    ...or maybe responsible pet owners take these things in consideration before they move downtown.

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  8. 3 minutes ago, KnightBay said:

    That's fair, I completely forgot about the dog park behind Crescent Central but I was under the impression that it is not open to the public, just to residents. I could be wrong about that. 

    I have no idea where the dog park is located at Skyhouse. I've walked by there and never noticed anything so please let me know where this one is hiding. 

    Skyhouse's is located on Rosalyn between AVIS parking garage and Skyhouse's parking garage.  The VUE also has one between the Metropolitan. They are private.

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  9. 22 minutes ago, KnightBay said:

    Okay, thank you...

    I wasn't sure if it was a current reoccurring event, a cancelled event (COVID related maybe), or some other type of local retail or service? Apologies for asking for clarification. 

    Paws in the Park  is an annual event at Lake Eola that takes over half the park with Vendors and dog activities.


    Not every park in Orlando needs to be a dog park.  Walk three  blocks and you're at Constitution Green.  I'm tired of self absorbed long-leashed dog owners texting and blocking the sidewalks while they think it's fun to watch their dog harass the Swans (btw, third degree felony) and leave dog poo all over the place.  If you want the responsibility of a dog put some effort into it and not look for taxpayers to subsidize your convenience.  I have been a dog owner, but not that kind of dog owner.

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  10. 6 hours ago, idroveazamboni said:

    I'm curious how many people live in Lake Eola Neighbourhood. My definition is from Rosalind to Summerlin and Central to SR 408W. 

    If you are using the term Neighbourhood, I think this should include more residential structures that closely identify with Lake Eola as well.  I would move the line further west to Magnolia  to include Modera, Metroplitan, Dynatech, VUE and up north to Robinson including a NW breakout section for Skyhouse and Radius.

  11. Yeah, once had roundtrip non-stop to Oslo for $199.

    BTW, Here are pictures from Terminal C

    Skywalk from Parking to APM lobby and APM lobby.  This is currently used for employee parking.




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  12. 20 hours ago, IAmFloridaBorn said:



    Nice angle to showcase some of the parking lot and landscaping improvements on this site, but does anyone know the reason for this?  Over a year ago a few small perimeter utility buildings were added and for the past year it seemed they did a lot of unnecessary, expensive and time consuming excavation and landscaping to get where we are now.  Although it is nice, (not real nice) it just seemed like a lot of wasted money on that corner for a parking lot and landscape refresh.

  13. 12 hours ago, prahaboheme said:

    FYI - the Norwegian Dreamliner is by far the best overseas flying experience I've had. I highly recommend it.

    I've used Norwegian several times, round trip to Oslo was under $500 and did one way to London non stop last month for $249 and returned from Brussels non-stop to Sanford on TUI Belgium for $149.  Both were good experiences, although TUI planes a bit older.

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  14. 4 minutes ago, jrs2 said:

    IMO, this tower is way nice than, say, Solaire, especially the crown; maybe even nicer than 55W (of the residential buildings).

    But, that being said, the improvements this project has made to the parcel where it was built upon...I dare not criticize b/c it is light years better now.  In fact, if I were to make a short list of projects that fall under the category of "I'm glad this was built compared to what was there before", it would include the following projects:



    The Sevens

    Lucerne development



    The rest, are 50/50 whether they should've been built vs what was there, or were built on empty otherwise un-noticed parcels.

    The VUE

    1. 29 minutes ago, jrs2 said:


      Wow.  I didn't realize that was an Orlando company.  They're as far west as CA I think.

      I thought there was another cell phone repair store in downtown, off of Central perhaps?  Anyone remember a small place kinda like in a nook of a storefront?

      Yes, about a year ago I went to a place between the SW Orange/Central corner building and the parking garage.  He did not have my part and told me to come back twice and it never came in each time and he did not call me so I went elsewhere.

  15. 1 hour ago, nite owℓ said:

    Well as it stands, the "dog park" looks very amateurish and isn't proportionate with the rest of Constitution Green park IMO. The city should have enclosed the eastern half of the park and add shrubs for buffering if South St traffic & noise were a concern.

    Let me start by saying I am a downtown dog owner, but I have found many downtown dog owners to never be satisfied with whatever will be provided whether it is pet parks, apartments/condos dog walks or outdoor dining accommodations.  Many have acquired a dog or moved downtown without adequately thinking through the responsibility and feel their pet's rights supersede those of non dog owning humans. I understand it is not a fun task to take a pet to relieve itself, but when you got the pet you own that responsibility.  I think there should be a registration and cost to pet owners to pay for these services that do not benefit all tax payers. If you want a Cadillac of pet parks then be prepared to pay for it through higher registration fees to use it. Owning a pet is a choice.

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  16. On ‎3‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 5:22 PM, prahaboheme said:

    Anyone else feel as if this bridge design is a bit over the top at this location? I tend to prefer minimalist concrete bridges in urban locations rather than statement pieces (especially an all too played out suspension bridge).  



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  17. Yes, what the heck is wrong with the O with the lake eola fountain in the middle from our city street signs? Simple, iconic, represent a long history, a central meeting place.  I want something that looks classy and identifiable.

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  18. 43 minutes ago, jack said:

    There are not enough voters in the CBD to make a difference. They would have to get all of the voters in 55 west, Solaire, Skyhouse crescent and Camden. On top of that, if the candidate was white, things could get ugly. 

    There's the VUE and 111 as well, but yeah, it still would be a challenge unless Parramore is actively courted. I think Regina is marginally an improvement over Daisy's ethics.

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