orlandouprise

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  1. orlandouprise

    How close are we to being a "real" city?

    valid points...but what I want to know is...do we really have 45K residents DT??? if so...its shameful the amount of retail we have.
  2. orlandouprise

    How close are we to being a "real" city?

    Charlotte is nice, but I think Austin reminds me so much of Orlando. To me Austin is Orlando on STERIODS. IMO, we should be trying to emulate Austin, not Charlotte
  3. orlandouprise

    How close are we to being a "real" city?

    You may be right, BUT I doubt we have 45k people living DT. If true Austin with 14k has a TON of retail/food/entertainment options that ORL lacks. why would that be if we really have triple the residents DT?
  4. orlandouprise

    How close are we to being a "real" city?

    For me a real city has a sense of place, tradition, etc. You know,..you feel... where you are at as soon as you land at the airport. The vibe you get as you explore the city's neighborhoods, architecture , culture , food... Austin, Atlanta, Boston, LA, and on and on have this. We do too...its just not the feel we all want. We have put all of our eggs in the theme park basket and that is what you feel when you arrive here unfortunately. The only way to slowly change this is by refocusing our energy in the core of the city and its neighborhoods. Create civic pride and put effort into new projects and designs.
  5. I agree with Sunshine on this...its the details that a city apart from anywhere USA. That being said, its a decent bridge design. Nothing flashy or edgy but nice. That sums up the difference between NYC and most other cities (not just Orlando) I just wished they had used an iconic color on the bridge to showcase it more...but i'll take it.
  6. orlandouprise

    Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium [Renovation Completed]

    This is a real problem in this city. If you really pay attention next time you are driving around...If we removed all dead or dried/dying trees/shrubs in the city...literally half of the trees in this city would gone. Look at roadways, shopping centers, parks...its bad other states require licenses for landscaping...here you just need a mower to be a "landscaper".
  7. orlandouprise

    Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium [Renovation Completed]

    Can a landscaping code enforcement agency be created to monitor newly planted trees and shrubs planted by developers? There are existing requirements for number of trees, thickness of trunks ,etc... but does anybody go back and make sure people are maintaining them??? Half the trees and shrubs in city are dead and a lot of them are that way right after being newly planted. Developers plant them to pass inspection and then they let them dry up and die.
  8. orlandouprise

    Cool Stuff in Other Cities

    ANY chance Orlando swoops in and steals the Rays from Tampa Bay?
  9. orlandouprise

    Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium [Renovation Completed]

    If you have gone to a Modern NFL stadium... yes its backwoods still...
  10. I would like to see a temporary ice skating rink in the wintertime like Bryant Park in NYC
  11. orlandouprise

    The Yard at Ivanhoe | Mixed-Use [Proposed]

    This is exactly why I would like to see a smaller conv center DT. We can have 2. Its not exclusive...
  12. orlandouprise

    The Yard at Ivanhoe | Mixed-Use [Proposed]

    I think we need a mix if we want business travelers, conventioneers, tourists to come DT. I personally would like a mixed crowd. I don't care to be overrun w college drunks all the time
  13. orlandouprise

    Orlando ARB Openings

    GO CODY! this is exactly what we need. Forward thinkers who aren't afraid to push the envelope
  14. orlandouprise

    Orlando ARB Openings

    here s to hoping that an actual talented architect fills a seat...
  15. orlandouprise

    Orlando Restaurants & Bars

    Has the food truck park in hourglass opened? If not, any idea when?