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smileguy last won the day on June 28 2013

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  1. smileguy

    Loch Haven/Ivanhoe Village/FL Hospital

    In addition to the Pulse Memorial and Museum, the TDT's ARC recommended a grant of $4M for Orlando Ballet for Harriett's Orlando Ballet Center. My understanding is that before she died, Harriett got the word of several other local philanthropists to ensure that this project would have the funding to be successful.
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    Orlando Restaurants & Bars

    All they needed was a good sign!
  3. smileguy

    Pulse Memorials and Services

    Today, the ARC (Application Review Committee) recommended a TDT Grant of $10M for One Pulse Foundation. Pending budget adoption and approval by the Tourism Development Council and Board of County Commissioners, this represents such an important investment in the fabric and culture of our community as we see the Pulse Memorial & Museum come to life.
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    UCF News

    UCF spent a hefty chunk of state money that was supposed to go to operation on capital improvements -- not good! Trustees and administration fear it will hurt the school in the upcoming legislative session... I hope this doesn't impact future investment in UCF Downtown.
  5. A couple photos from the adjacent Library Garage. It looks like the bottom couple of floors of apartments will have garage views. Also, note the wonky columns that are - so far - still keeping the building upright.
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    A rainbow over Will's this morning on my way to work.
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    Union West at CV| Creative Village | 15 Stories

    I found myself on top of the Library Garage today, and you can see Union West peeking up just past the Marriott.
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    520 Church St. | 12-Story Residential [Approved]

    If it ain't 32789, it ain't Winter Park! Fight me.
  9. smileguy

    Creative Village

    Here's something picked up from the UCF Facilities Planning website for the project -- is this the old SAK space? I wonder what they've got planned! Centroplex II Liner Building Remodel and Renovation Architect: TBD Construction Manager: TBD Project Cost: TBD Status: In Planning Anticipated Completion: Fall 2019
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    Creative Village

    It reminds me of the federal courthouse - its almost like the designers were going for something that seemed like it could have been around for a while (the E and W buildings) and adding what could look like a later addition with the bridge. I am not mad at it.
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    Creative Village

    It looks like this is pretty much as tall as its going to get with the exception of the "bridge" section. UCF is used to building lots of smaller buildings on their main campus, for a number of reasons (funding, rate of growth of student population and programming), but I wonder what the 10/20/50-year plan looks like for Downtown... are they reserving one of the plots for something taller for future capacity? Will the campus max out in size and stop growing once its built out? Will they continue to look at multi-use structures like Union West to add incremental academic/admin space? section.
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    Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    This is a great (free) event for those of you who believe the streets should belong to the people (not cars). There are also paid add-ons, but you can attend for free. As a side note, this event is perusing funding from Orange County TDT to become a landmark/destination event for Orlando, drawing attendees from across the country (and around the world.) It takes the great work being done in theatres, concert halls, studios, and museums around the area and democratizes them. I encourage everyone to check it out.
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    Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    That said, it could be more interesting. They did 101 S Eola, which is no architectural gem, but something that looked similar (and twice the height) here would be an improvement over these elevations.
  14. smileguy

    THE Orlando Photo Thread

    Rarely seen Orlando - the helipad at Orlando Regional Medical Center