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  1. I didn't realize this project has a webcam -
  2. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    Even better! Does the article say if they own adjoining parcels?
  3. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    For 50k square feet, I think this will be 2-3 stories. I'd hope they will be able to use parking at the Geico garage across the street and not have to incorporate it into their own building.
  4. It's outside of the CBD, but Lineage recently opened a new location in the Cruises Only building. With Lazy Moon and Snap!, this is really turning into a destination location.
  5. Winter Park & Maitland

    It strikes me that they should produce a rendering of the alternative - a 3-story parking garage along 17-92 with all the trees removed from the property, and see how that goes over. The thing about these NIMBYers is that there's nothing that will satisfy them. Other people would kill to have Enzian in their backyard.
  6. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    Glad something is happening on that corner, but I believe the park is to go on the SW corner of the intersection, next to the Old Southern Bank building.
  7. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    It looks like the drive-through is completely contained within the building, with entrances on Magnolia and presumably on Hillcrest, and the building extending from property line to property line. While not the ideal use of the parcel, I think its better than what's there now, and serves immediate needs for current and future residents. I can't quite read the image, but I'd think given the higher-than-average first floor retail height and architectural features, it will lend a nice bit of height/mass to the corner.
  8. UCF News

    I wouldn't look at UCF's use of the facility as a sign of an improved relationship. UCF invested major cash in building the building. The arrangement for a certain number of days of facility use goes back to the original agreement, when academic programs were to be taking place on the DPAC campus, and were envisioned to be used through the year - a symphony concert here, a dance performance there, a cabaret somewhere in between. With programs remaining on the UCF main campus (and at the REP and Shakes) the school is taking their days in a lump in order to create a bigger event with more presence. Politically, the DPAC board has split recently with a number of folks forced off the board through selectively-enforced term limits, and others resigned. We'll see what this means for operations of the facility and community support.
  9. Lake Nona - Medical City

    It's HUGE!
  10. Parramore's Future: Highrise Development or No?

    It is open, being called The Academic Center for Excellence.
  11. Other Metro Area Projects

    They're building the yellow parts - a new bed wing, entrance, and ED expansion. This is the completed rendering. The wing on the left is already there, so its just the new North wing.
  12. Under i

    Yes but... This provides some outdoors recreational space for UCF students, particularly before Creative Village green space is developed over the next few years. It could also be a catalyst for the underdeveloped blocks of Garland between Jefferson and Pine and will front the convention hotel and residential at the new Magic development. Something has to come first, and this is a way to introduce human-scale activity in a place thats traditionally been very hostile to humans.
  13. There is plenty of space - probably 50-55 feet - between the SunTrust Garage and the driveway behind the platform that could potentially be used for a liner building.
  14. Could the Ballroom stay, save for 10' or so at the back, with emergency exits being relocated or connected to Phase 1 out of the South of the building to allow the Sunrail platform enough space without redeveloping the lot?
  15. Creative Village [Proposed]

    I would assume that this figure includes full build-out, at least of residential space, as opposed to Tremont build-out is probably on lessees. I don't know a lot about construction, but I think that individual plumbing for each apartment's kitchens and bathrooms vs. one set of bathrooms per floor for commercial, all the additional walls, etc. add up.