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  1. On 2/13/2021 at 5:30 PM, IAmFloridaBorn said:

    I don’t know how to feel about this .

    Looks nice though


    On 2/13/2021 at 11:01 PM, WAJAS said:

    I like it. More workers in SODO => more supporting business => more residences => higher city revenues => better services*

    *This is extremely simplified.

    Yeah, I'm torn on this too.  The health system expanding is great for all the things @WAJAS said.  My concern a little bit is that as they continue to expand on the west side of Orange (this project, whatever is going to happen at the Orlando Brewing site), we're going to have a 4/5ths of a mile of "dead" zone from an urban activation philosophy.  Which wouldn't be awful if the east side would be built up.  But look at what's happening on that side.  The Mama B's into Foxtail.  The plaza where OTF/Smoothie King was built.  Good additions, but has no scale or density.  If the entire west side is going to be ORMC and related uses, the entire east side needs to be AT LEAST 2-3 stories with lofts above the retail if not entire complexes.  I run this route and walk downtown often the 2 miles from Wadeview.  It's pretty boring and miserable.  You have people that want to spend a Saturday going to and hopping around Ivanhoe or Mills or now Hourglass.  No one says that about SoDo.  We're perilously close to becoming a suburban environment less than 2 miles from downtown.

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  2. On 2/1/2021 at 10:34 PM, Jerry95 said:

    Anyone else feel like this project is just a way to make sure there isn’t a good development next to the Entertainment Complex that could piggy back off their foot traffic?

    Potentially, but its moving an organization from Maitland into downtown.  I'm okay with it.

    On 2/2/2021 at 12:56 PM, codypet said:

    One thing that continues to annoy me is the design of the Amway Center was such that there were Windows facing west for the practice courts so people on the street could see into the facility and watch the Magic practice.  Right away they put shades and would draw them down every time they practiced citing that the sun was blinding people on the court.  Then later they put a more permanent façade over the windows.  I suspect the Magic didn't like being watched or worse yet something bad like them getting flashed by a homeless person prompted them to block the windows.  It just always bugged me that the intent was to activate the street level with the practice court, and now that whole west wall is just a wall now.

    IMO the old Orena design would have been perfect for this spot from a street activation standpoint, since you could access the building from 3/4 sides.  With the way the Amway Center is designed, you have two dead blocks right there.  Thankfully the garage block would have been dead on two sides anyway (with I-4 and Anderson there), but still.

    If I were an NBA team I would not want anyone to be able to see into my practice.  That's a massive competitive disadvantage.

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  3. 5 hours ago, codypet said:

    Road guy Rob does a video on TOD and I just keep thinking about the potential for Sunrail and the development around the tracks.  Specifically Meadow Woods since that concept had a really aggressive development plan for the parking lot around the station.

    I came across this guy a few months ago on my YouTube recs and he does great videos.

  4. 1 minute ago, Neo said:

    I appreciate the support! I've been in IT for well over 20 years so the tech side isn't usually a problem...the issue is always that Amazon wants to send me an invoice each month for hosting images on AWS...and they expect me to pay up! The nerve! :tw_sweat_smile:

    I know ads are annoying, but it's a pretty small price to pay given the alternative I guess. $20/mo likely doesn't cover the lost ad revenue if someone is a very active user, but in the end it probably weighs out. Before there were ad blockers this site was able to survive just fine on VERY few ads (I think I had 2-3 on each page max and 1 on mobile). Once folks started using ad blockers the ad revenue went to nearly nothing so in order to stay afloat one must adapt...thus more ads. Nothing is free...nothing.

    Oh I didn't even think about the S3 buckets.  Yeahhhhhh.  I've been using self-hosting for pictures for years but obviously most people don't do that.

    And for sure.  I don't mind ads in general until they get in the way of experience.  That's wild that it had that much impact.  Good to know.

  5. 57 minutes ago, Neo said:

    Thanks for being honest! Some early subscribers never got renewals or moved back to regular members when the expiration date rolled around. I thought I found them all but apparently not.

    BTW, I made subscribing a little easier. There is now a link in the menu to subscribe. Thanks!

    Thanks for the response capt!  I never knew about it and just subscribed.  Thanks for all you do.  This is pretty much one of the only sites I actually disable adblocker on, so happy to contribute.

    I assumed that it was out of neccessity, but wanted to provide the feedback.  Appreciate it taken in the right manner.

    I doubt there's any need, but if there's anything I can do to help with the site, I'm in tech with a certain mouse so happy to help. 

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  6. 18 hours ago, Jerry95 said:

    Emailing her in support right? I can’t stand how often one of these is blocking the ADA ramp at an intersection or laying across the sidewalk. 

    As, I believe, the most prominent scooter fan on this forum, it will most definitely be to let her know I disagree with her vote.  My biggest problem with the scooter system is the nonsensical 10mph limit (most cities I've been to have it at 12 or 15), and the fact they are OVERLY concentrated in the CBD, so I actually use them less than I'd like.

    Just because users are bad doesn't mean we should scrap the entire concept that is literally perfect for solving last mile transit.  Add additional regulation.  Make it so the city can subpoena and fine users that park improperly.  Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.  ESPECIALLY during Covid.  

    I live in Wadeview.  Right now if I want to go support local businesses downtown or in Hourglass, I either have to walk 40 minutes or get in an Uber.  Scooters solve this.

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  7. On 12/29/2020 at 7:28 AM, spenser1058 said:

    The South Eola curse is alive and well- Great Harvest Bread Co. is no more:


    From Bungalower 



    I went once in late summer.  The menu was pitiful, and the food was lackluster.  This was my bacon apple grilled cheese.


    17 hours ago, popsiclebrandon said:

    Met them before construction started and they told me they never went downtown and asked where people went. Knew this would be doomed after that. Seemed like nice people but this is why you don't rely on demographic data for street level retail.

    ... Wut.  Why in the world would you open a downtown food spot without having been there?

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