JFW657

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    Novel Lucerne [Under Construction]

    Pretty cool if not odd, that we have two hospital complexes with their own skylines that bookend downtown one on the north and one on the south.
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    520 Church St. | 12-Story Residential [Approved]

    They mentioned it on the channel 9 news noon broadcast. From their website: An OUC spokesperson told Channel 9 there was “some type of incident” at a substation in downtown Orlando around 7:45 a.m., sparking about 4,000 outages. The main outage area impacted isolated parts of downtown, stretching as far north as the Colonial Drive corridor and as far south as the Parramore neighborhood. Lake Eola and many of the surrounding downtown businesses were also affected. OUC did not say what is causing the outages.
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    Metro Orlando Headlines

    I remember Fazoli's and their all u can eat spaghetti!!!!
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    520 Church St. | 12-Story Residential [Approved]

    OK. I figured it was offices. Don't really look run down or trashy on Google Street View.
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    Novel Lucerne [Under Construction]

    According to the ARB report from around three years ago, there's something planned there for the future...
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    Metro Orlando Headlines

    Hey..... I managed to find one.
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    520 Church St. | 12-Story Residential [Approved]

    How about posting a street view screenshot? I've looked and looked and I do not see any run down looking apartments on or near or across the street from the ones at the corner of S. Osceola and E. Pine, which I posted the pic of. There is something that seems to match that description on the SE corner of S. Osceola and E. Church, but it looks to be on the 520 construction site and is likely coming down anyway.
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    520 Church St. | 12-Story Residential [Approved]

    Me too. Here's something to remember them by... Would be nice if they'd renovate them.
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    Novel Lucerne [Under Construction]

    Isn't another building supposed to go up on the north end of that project? If so, those awesome views are only temporary.
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    Other Metro Area Projects

    He was responding to my post. I thought they were both the FW site.
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    Other Metro Area Projects

    The rendering looks more to the proper scale for that area than what the site plan describes.
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    Other Metro Area Projects

    I have nothing BUT respect for opposing views, but not when someone tries to club others over the head with them. Your views on Mica's efforts and the end result of them are IMO, overly simplified and neglect to take a lot of obvious factors into account. BTW, I have not questioned your intellect nor have I disparaged your opinions. Merely the way you express them. You are a bit heavy handed. IMO.
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    X Orlando | Three-tower Residential [Proposed]

    I would imagine that if it gets built, they'll be changing the flag throughout the year, based on which sports season it is. Football season would bring a flag with the Texans' team logo. Basketball season would see the Rockets' logo. Baseball season - the Astros. The 'Murican flag would probably be reserved for the 4th of July, Veteran's Day, Memorial Day etc.
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    Other Metro Area Projects

    No, I meant what I said. I get the impression that you make proclamations based on a cut and dried, black and white, either/or point of view without considering the myriad grey areas, then kind of talk down to everyone in expressing them. Re: Mica, I don't really care what anyone thinks of him either way. I'm no fan of his, but neither will I discount or disparage what he did to get commuter rail here. Was the system perfect out of the box? No, of course not. Duh. But given the political and fiscal realities he faced, utilizing the existing CSX tracks was literally the best we could hope for. The cost of building a new line from scratch including all the property that would have had to be acquired etc, would have been so astronomical that it would never have been approved. OTOH, what we got represents a foot in the door. Now that something is in place, it can be improved upon in coming years with people's minds and attitudes not so averse to or afraid of it. As for the offer of meeting for a beer, I don't drink and I have other obligations that take up my time, so thanks all the same.
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    Other Metro Area Projects

    I personally wouldn't use the term "isolated", but it seems like the size and scope of the project as shown on the site plan, is somewhat out of scale to the surrounding development. To me, anyway.