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  1. IMO, the Orlando Land Trust also misled the public with somewhat false advertising. Some people unfamiliar with the project thought the entire corner would be opened up to Lake Eola Park. Most news reports only showed their idealized future rendering instead of showing the public what it would actually look like. Still upset about the way this is being carried out.
  2. Yeah... I'm referring to the master building insurance policy included in your monthly condo HOA (COA) fees though. An apartment complex still has to have building insurance for the common areas, exterior, etc. similar to a condo. The renter's insurance policy that you're referring to covers your belongings inside of the apartment which is somewhat similar to the condo owner's HO6 policy (covers belongings and material finishes inside of the unit) which you still have to purchase as the owner of a condo/townhome. Essentially I'm saying an apartment complex wouldn't assess monthly "HOA fees" on
  3. IMO the new location for P-House in CityArts factory sucks... I think Church Street Station (the actual old railroad station) would've been a better fit. One of the reasons why P-House was so fun is because it had so many facets: pool/outdoor areas, concert area, the little beach on the lake, drag queen theater, dance floor, pool bar, bear bar, etc. Throwing P-House into a boring building is not the same. At least Church Street Station could offer a few different ambiances in all of the outdoor spaces and nooks and crannies to give each area it's own separate vibe. That said, I don't know if t
  4. Unfortunately, someone jumped from a balcony at Citi Tower today: https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2021/10/19/man-commits-suicide-by-jumping-from-cititower-balcony This is the 2nd suicide off of a balcony in downtown that I'm aware of.
  5. Sure, but the apartment would indirectly include the building insurance policy in the rental rate in addition all of the other overhead expenses and tax. In the end, renters are paying around the same amount it takes to buy a condo (when you add up the mortgage, HO6 insurance for the interior, HOA fees, etc.). 1/1 condos in comparable buildings go for 230k & up so whether people chose to rent or own - they'll still end up paying around the same amount to live in something similar (unless they go the cheap route).
  6. Did you factor in property taxes too? To each his/her own. $1650 for a studio seems high and I don't know how people do it on regular salaries, but that pricing is kind of in line with all apartments downtown. I'd rather pay the extra $50-100 to live in new concrete construction w/double pane glass than live in one of the wooden apartment complexes where you hear every minutiae of your neighbor's daily routine combined w/single single pane glass so you get bombarded with noise at street level/nearby clubs. Some people don't want to own -- or they're not ready to settle down, so that is th
  7. A few quick snaps of the Magic/Advent Health Training Center. Forgot I had these on my phone:
  8. Visited a friend's perch and took this pic during Pride fireworks. No pics from the parade unfortunately.
  9. I've always enjoyed teasing spenser about his love/hate affair w/Publix. I felt the same way about Chick Fil A for a long time... but they eventually reeled in some of their rhetoric and at the end of the day if you dig deep enough no company is perfect... just comes down to how much problematic behavior you can stomach before you lose your "appetite" again lol.
  10. Glad you guys were able to get this project off the ground to begin with but I'm just curious, are there any unique scenarios about how the pandemic has affected the project that you can share? Any other plans for the area??
  11. I'm pretty sure I've seen a column in a pool before... indoor pool of a condo in Canada. Structural logistics aside, it's probably not ideal unless they dress it up like jack said (circular table around the column with seating for bar in the pool). The overhang might also provide a little shade when needed, but I wonder if the design will get nixed due to safety precautions/liability. It's only a matter of time before someone either throws something off the balcony or dives off of a balcony into the pool lol. This is downtown, regardless of the rental price point - people will still act l
  12. Yeah still not a fan of this at all and it doesn't change the fact that her home is not zoned for this type of activity. I would hate living next door to her -- forget about a bakery, how would you feel living next door to someone who has lines of people outside of the house next to you?? Totally inappropriate for the neighborhood, no matter what "law" has been created to accommodate people like her. Her neighbors did not sign up for that and she needs to stick with selling her goods at the farmers market. I have a feeling you live in a nice home/area, but just imagine your next door neighbor
  13. Thanks. That pic of foccocia on Olde Hearth's website looks kinda weird... I was hoping for this kind of consistency (albeit square): https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/nfl/how-barese-focaccia-bread-is-made-in-italy/vi-BB1bFMl6 I was hoping for an authentic Italian restaurant that might serve some, but that might be asking for too much from Orlando. Operating a "commercial" business in a residential neighborhood is problematic with random cars coming in and out of the place. That's not what a house is zoned for and I personally wouldn't support something like this.
  14. Does anyone know of a place that sells FRESHLY baked fococcia bread? Hot and ready to go, topped tomatoes with olive oil leaking... I watched a documentary about old restaurants in Italy and worked up a craving. I don't think Advent Health has a retail bakery shop anymore, otherwise I would inquire there - they used to make it in the cafeteria circa 2000's on a rotating menu and it was delicious.
  15. IDK, it's from their Instagram and they recently posted it so you might want to tell them to fix it lol. Just noticed a rendering I haven't seen before and thought I'd share to provide a little context from street view. Looks like the decorative double lines on the podium also carry over along Livingston so they might be kind of weird lighting fixture like uncreative mentioned. Whatever they are, I can't help but wonder why they need to be there & what purpose do they serve... I think I've seen a total of like 2 or 3 regular (single strand) power lines in the CBD and th
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