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  1. Lake Nona - Medical City

    The two tracts don't even appear connected (this is the Osceloa tract of land its proposed for, not even the Orange county one)? And Tavistock is giving it a different name, the proposal is a different name, etc... The only mention of Lake Nona appears to be this article.... and Tavistock likely would call it Lake Nona if they felt they could to gain on the marketing they've done for that area. The name for these 24000 acres appears to be Sunbridge according to Tavistock
  2. Lake Nona - Medical City

    Except it doesn't appear to be proposed at all near Lake Nona? It appears its proposed for east of St Cloud?
  3. Amazon HQ #2 To Orlando?

    When you have Lake Nona in the vicinity that is trendy, and trying to work deals with desirable tenants to try to increase the value of their other land? Until Lake Nona builds out, I imagine it will be tough for Lee Vista to get anything that Lake Nona desires to have.
  4. Amazon HQ #2 To Orlando?

    I haven't heard any impressive subsidy numbers out of Florida? Does anyone know (ballpark) what subsidies they were offered (for any and all cities in Florida)? I read that at least a few places were in the high billions of dollars, although they may have had higher taxes. If our subsidy is <$100m it would seem we lost.
  5. UCF Football Attendance

    I believe the plan has always been to build additional buildings around the eventually expanded structure in a way similar to FSU's. Of course, that hasn't really happened yet, with all of college football attendance way down these days and a failure to get into a better paying conference.
  6. UCF Football Attendance

    FSU's stadium is metal and hasn't had similar problems, right? The climate isn't too different
  7. UCF Football Attendance

    Well allegedly they paid for a coating that should stop the rust, and its either not working or was not applied correctly or at all (more likely). So they quite literally did not get what they paid for, hence the lawsuit
  8. Didn't the Magic get a sweetheart deal on this land? I can't help but feel the reason they put the wrecking ball out there so quick was to claim it as their own, to get rid of the city owned facilities so when they don't do what they said, their is literally no recourse. If they proposed new and worse plans before the stuff was demolished, someone might say no. By demolishing it first, they can literally propose something worse then what was there before, and no one is gonna say no because at least its not the abandoned empty lot they turned it into. The parking garage was likely worth more then the blocks they purchased for $12 million, structures and all. I wish the city sent them to try to buy the businesses on the street west of the arena... that needed the redevelopment more, and if they bought that at market rates, we'd have known they were more serious. By contrast, Orlando City paid $22 million for land without any real significant structures on it, and its a worse location being further west, so it should be less valuable.
  9. Other Metro Area Projects

    With the materials they used, its unlikely anything had any negative effect on the structure of the building, and most finishings were left off. Its a solid and beautiful building, if only they'd finish it, I'd wish it was downtown.
  10. Orlando Attractions Area News & Developments

    I read today (don't remember where) that the Artegon owner has filed countersuits against the tenants that they are slandering his title and have prevented the sale from going through, at least until its settled. Part of the claim was that over 50% of the tenants were delinquent on rent as well.
  11. Yes, but that predates the ruling on the topic, and even so, its more neutral colors. The 2011 rules on the topic clarified "The FHWA's position has always been, and continues to be subdued-colored aesthetic treatments between the legally marked transverse crosswalk lines are permissible provided that they are devoid of retroreflective properties and that they do not diminish the effectiveness of the legally required white transverse pavement markings used to establish the crosswalk. Examples of acceptable treatments include brick lattice patterns, paving bricks, paving stones, setts, cobbles, or other resources designed to simulate such paving. Acceptable colors for these materials would be red, rust, brown, burgundy, clay, tan or similar earth tone equivalents. All elements of pattern and color for these treatments are to be uniform, consistent, repetitive, and expected so as not to be a source of distraction. No element of the aesthetic interior treatment is to be random or unsystematic. No element of the aesthetic interior treatment can implement pictographs, symbols, multiple color arrangements, etc., or can otherwise attempt to communicate with any roadway user." So solid dull pink colors, brick, etc, is ok with them, artwork or bright colored stripes is not.
  12. Amway Center

    I'd imagine it needs to be within the red humps of the ROW line. So we could be looking at 4 pillars there potentially? I'm not sure why else they would have drawn the ROW line like that. There is seemingly brown diamonds perhaps indicating pillars?
  13. I mean seriously, why did they need to tear down the existing parking garage with retail on the first floor if they weren't ready to get going on it? I'm doubtful we'll have anything there as good as what we used to have within the next 10 years with the way the Magic work...
  14. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    While the vast majority of people at a site called "Urban Planet" are going to prefer urbanism, and from an urban POV the CV is the best Orlando has to offer that meets their requirements right now, I think its unfair to present Lake Nona in that light. Its not like, say, Avalon Park, but more like, a brand new, early stage Winter Park or Celebration. They're real destinations, and Lake Nona's developer has been successful at making the area "cool". While its obviously still early on in its development, I've brought a lot of out of towners through Lake Nona and they're without an exception impressed by it and think its "cool". Yes, those who I show it to who prefer urbanism wish this was built as infill and closer to the core, but it is what it is, a lot of the things in Lake Nona would not have located in Lake Nona without the vast amount of land they acquired. Unfortunately Amazon didn't really give enough details to really know what direction they're leaning it at all. But the problem with every city you mention is most believe they are looking for an eastern time zone for HQ2 (except NYC, but thats likely too expensive and not gonna pony up the incentives they want). If the eastern time zone analysis is wrong, Texas is the obvious choice. If not, I'd say Orlando has a good shot with the likes of Atlanta and the northeastern cities. I don't see Miami having a strong enough technical talent.
  15. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    Yes, they have. They did not say urban campus with transit. Here' Amazon's preference: "Urban or suburban locations with the potential to attract and retain strong technical talent  Communities that think big and creatively when considering locations and real estate options" This is Amazon's requirements: Proximity to population center 30 Miles Proximity to International airport Within approx. 45 Minutes Proximity to major highways and arterial roads Not more than 1-2 Miles Close to major arterial roads to provide optimal access Access to mass transit At site Direct access to rail, train, subway/metro, bus routes Building Requirements Initial Square Foot Requirement 500,000+ Sq. Ft. Phase I (2019) Total Square Foot Requirement Up to 8,000,000 Sq. Ft. Beyond 2027