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  1. Radius | 13-Story Residential [Proposed]

    That is a very good point, cwetteland. It is a good location and should not be a bad hotel if it is well managed. Improve what is around it, and the ownership or management may choose to invest in it to spruce it up and give it a better image.
  2. Radius | 13-Story Residential [Proposed]

    I'm only speaking from experience. I stayed there about 5 years ago before I moved to Orlando. Room was disgusting and smelled like smoke despite non-smoking request, didn't really want to lay on the bed. Staff up front was unprofessional when I went and said my room smelled like smoke can I have a non-smoking one. Somebody up all night next door doing god knows what, and got a random knock on my door in the middle of the night. My sinuses were all messed up the next day whether from smoke smell or mold or whatever in the room. Won't make that mistake ever again.
  3. Radius | 13-Story Residential [Proposed]

    If you are referring to Crack Rocks, then yes. . .
  4. Radius | 13-Story Residential [Proposed]

    Well, anything that gets built there will block the TravelLodge from view anyhow, so that's a big plus! As my grandad used to say, "It's better than a kick in the balls."
  5. Other Metro Area Projects

    I think that Atlanta and Boston are front-runners. However, it probably all depends on how much money the cities will be willing to throw at them with incentives, etc. I really don't mind we didn't get listed because I feel that this whole process is capitalism at it's worst, and the effects that this project will have on the city they pick will be profound, with many of the consequences not being in a good way. It is such a huge project that people really aren't sure of what all the effects will be for the area that is selected. I would rather have solid, organic growth, and investments in our infrastructure than this mega-project any day. See this article for a thought-provoking discussion of some of the effects this project will have: http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-myth-leads-cities-to-scramble-for-hq2-2018-1
  6. Radius | 13-Story Residential [Proposed]

    I don't think it is a "bad" looking building per se, but I think our point of view is that in that location we should have a "great" building. It is so high profile due to the location and shape of the parcel with it lining up down Rosalind from downtown, so most of us and the city's Architectural Review Board had commented that the building should at least have a signature crown and a south facing facade that also included artwork. Instead, we got a typical Baker Barrios cookie-cutter design with an afterthought plaza, curtainwall facade, and mish-mash of brick/glass/parking garage. Don't get me wrong, it will be way better than a vacant lot, but a lot of us that don't like this design think it could be done way better. Architecture is pretty subjective, so you never are going to please everybody, but I just wish they tried a little harder on this one.
  7. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    Kind of odd given the lot has a retaining wall with about 5 feet of fill from street level currently. That's a heck of a lot of dirt to cut. That building looks pretty bad too. I agree with all the architectural comments, and the east and south sides are exceptionally bad. (B&W photos below). I like the corner oriented element, but the rest of it leaves a lot to be desired.
  8. Other Metro Area Projects

    So Amazon released short list for HQ2 cities. We didn't make the cut: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-18/amazon-narrows-field-for-second-headquarters-location-to-20 - Atlanta- Austin, Texas- Boston,- Chicago- Columbus, Ohio- Dallas- Denver- Indianapolis- Los Angeles- Miami- Montgomery County, Maryland- Nashville, Tennessee- Newark, New Jersey- New York- Northern Virginia- Philadelphia- Pittsburgh- Raleigh, North Carolina- Toronto- Washington D.C.
  9. Creative Village [Proposed]

    What about Sebastian?
  10. Other Metro Area Projects

  11. Pouring the Pillar with a Big Boom!
  12. Other Metro Area Projects

    TBH, it looked dated when they started it, LOL
  13. Creative Village [Proposed]

    Well, it's definitely [Under Construction]. Don't know if we should make a different thread for the first projects or [Dream Big] and expect it all to snowball to grand fruition!
  14. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    I agree, very interesting. The more museums downtown the better! I don't know if I would pay to go to that, but I think others might, and I would definitely check it out if they had a free day for residents as they said in the article. The main goal for museums like this is for cultural development and awareness, and I am sure there are several wealthy philanthropists who want to advance this cause that can make our downtown museum landscape greater for the long term.
  15. Creative Village [Proposed]

    Corner of "new" Livingston and Terry, Jgarden? Should we start a new Creative Village Student Housing [Under Construction] thread?