nite owℓ

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  1. Still not happy about this one. Such a poor design that does absolutely nothing for the streetwall... literally looks like the back-end of a building. How is it possible for a new building to look worse than the old one? Geez
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    Hourglass District

    Does the outside still look like a gas station or did they actually do some significant upgrading to the exterior as well? (BBD on Colonial did a good renovation with their space.)
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    Hourglass District

    Looks great So does the renovation. Any pics of the exterior? This is now located in the old gas station on the corner, right?
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    Downtown Orlando Tallest Buildings (Meters/Feet)

    Our HOA fees also cover the boiler for the entire community (i.e. both hot and cold water included) and OUC's chilled water (for cooling individual units) -- their rates are not cheap. I believe HOA fees at Star Tower are around 900+ month for regular non-penthouse units. They also have a concierge service that is capable of handling out of the ordinary requests (so I've heard). On average, I'd say HOA fees are around 0.45 cents/sq ft.
  5. I thought you were boycotting Publix? That didn't last long...
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    Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    Yes, the China Glass Warehouse lofts are privately owned condos, zoned as live/work space, and usually rented out by the owners. Each loft unit is different, parking and amenities are shared with Camden. IMO, it's one of the most unique yet underrated properties vs the abundance of cookie cutter apartments downtown.
  7. On a side note, I still miss the Lake Eola Panera. That corner of Lake Eola has lost a bit of it's warmth since they left (I heard Panera left because they couldn't add a drive thru).
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    Cool Stuff in Other Cities

    ^^Google and Microsoft are coming... Canadian here as well, but moved to the US when little. Going to visit siblings soon.
  9. They didn't forget to include you guys, they just lumped South Eola in with the CBD (each color coded tag corresponds with the highlighted neighborhood). I was more surprised to see College Park's earnings were significantly higher than Winter park's (and questioned the seemingly exaggerated incomes overall), but @leondecollao clarified some of my perceived discrepancies.
  10. Same. Also disappointed both sides of Lake Lucerne aren't included in the SODO vision plan... I'd rather see the main drag updated first before branching off to Division. Division is still so industrial and I don't see that changing in the foreseeable future to justify an overhaul unless I'm missing something.
  11. Is it me, or does the avg household income for each neighborhood seem a little off?
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    AAF Orlando

    ^^The eye thing is spot on.
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    Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    The Nunziata brothers (the guys who brought Walgreens back to the downtown core) want your input on which retail/dining concept should take the place of Ferg's Depot in the old train depot: "Our goal is to help bring retail stores back to the Downtown Orlando Corridor. Please select a concept that you would like to see in this location. We hope to show these retailers that there's a demand for their concept. Your voting lets them know that you want them here in Orlando. Together we can Make Orlando Great!"
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    520 Church St. | 12-Story Residential [Under Construction]

    You must have the patience of a monk, kudos. It's almost like you have to twist someone's arm to do just the basics... it's incredibly irritating and mentally draining. It's like they have one job to do and they're getting real-world feedback... just effing do it lol. I previously asked the city signal engineer to incorporate Leading Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs) at downtown pedestrian crosswalks, but they only implemented it at one of the crosswalks that I requested. It makes my stomach turn to continue to see people almost get run over in crosswalks when they have the right of way to cross the street. A downtown library volunteer was killed in a crosswalk later that month, but that hasn't changed anything either. The city likes to throw around the "Live, Work, Play" mantra without any regards for the safety of the people actually doing those things downtown. Again, just implementing the basics seems to be a problem for them.
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    Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    End of an era; the Orlando Sentinel reporter Kevin Spear wrote an interesting article describing the final days of the OS printing presses (complete with pictures and a video): Orlando Sentinel presses: News titans scrapped by digital disruption