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  1. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    Strangely enough, I've always kind of liked the red brick windows. I don't know why, but I just think it looks cool. Certainly unique.
  2. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    Would be cool for someone (if possible) to set up a streaming webcam in that window and post a link to it. (hint hint).
  3. Orlando Magic Entertainment Complex [Proposed]

    My guess is that they figured it would be better to get the garage demo out of the way and done with early on, so that when they're ready to start construction, they can hit the ground running without having to be encumbered with something they could've gotten done long before. Just my guess.
  4. Under i

    Once the dorms and apartments at CV are full of young students and tech workers, you'll see those basketball courts and soccer field in use constantly. The whole place will be buzzing with young people from CV either playing sports or just hanging out.
  5. Under i

    Anything to encourage human activity and interaction in the area is a good thing.
  6. Other Metro Area Projects

    Are they getting a tower?
  7. The Florida Project

    It's about time our seamy underbelly got the recognition it deserves, dammit!!!
  8. It's all too confusing to me. I like the idea of refurbishing the bottom floor of the ballroom as a train station.
  9. Here's my question... why not just renovate and repurpose the bottom floor of the ballroom into a Sunrail station? The building is already semi-reminiscent of an old time train station anyway. Take the existing space on the bottom floor, knock out existing divider walls, and create a kind of "grand space" with ticket windows, old wooden benches, coffee and snack vendors, news and magazine stand, maybe a small sundries "shoppe", etc, etc. Build an overhang on the outside and have benches underneath. The whole thing would tie-in nicely with the character of the rest of the block.
  10. Other Metro Area Projects

    Concrete is forever.
  11. Other Metro Area Projects

    Just reported on the news that there's a hard completion date for The Majesty Building aka The I-4 Eyesore. Owner is saying January 23rd for completion of the exterior, another six months for the interior. Guess we'll see if he meant January 23rd of 2018...
  12. I wonder if the pocket park will be on the NE corner where the old gas station is or on the SW corner where the old bank vault used to be.
  13. Hizzonner will deliver his State of Downtown address today at 3 pm at The Ace Cafe. If you can't make it but want to watch it live, you can do so HERE (link).
  14. Orlando Magic Entertainment Complex [Proposed]

    So, are the assumptions about the LED video screens and the broadcasting station based solely on the plan view layout posted above, or was that reported somewhere? The reason I ask is because that drawing looks very bare bones and likely incomplete as far as those elements are concerned. They could very well still be planning to include those things, but for some reason just chose not to include them in that particular layout. If there's one constant in the design arena, it's that things always change and nothing is cast in stone until everything is built.
  15. Given Orlando's history on things like planned second towers, I'll be surprised if phase 2 ever happens. Or if it isn't scaled way down.