shardoon

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shardoon last won the day on January 28 2010

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  1. shardoon

    The Brightline

    If they have a brightline stop on I-Drive for the Tampa leg, that is pretty darn close to a huge portion of the population in SW Orange county........ however, a simple sun rail connection to the airport would solve everything. So easy, I wish I can print money lol.
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    X Orlando | Three-tower Residential [Proposed]

    What is their plan for the top? Restaurant, lounge/bar??
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    Metro Orlando Airport News

    First phase will be open 2021 with 19 gates. At that point, capacity will be increased to "over 50 million" according to their press release. Based on current trend, we will be well over 50 million for 2019. By 2021, we could be pushing closer to 60 million. At this point, it may not be a bad idea to consider starting phase 2 before the first phase is even completed. All I see down the road is Star Wars land, the 4th gate for Universal, Disney 50th anniversary, Epcot redesign, Tron ride, etc etc.
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    Metro Orlando Airport News

    We are actually on pace to break 48 million passengers this calander year. If the trend continues, next year will easily move into the low 50's.
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    Orlando Attractions Area News & Developments

    I no longer believe the 1200 room hotel has any real financing behind it and may just be a concept. I passed by it today and there is a sign on the land looking for investors in a "project"
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    Orlando Attractions Area News & Developments

    That would make much more sense. So I guess the 1200 room hotel never broke ground yet.
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    Orlando Attractions Area News & Developments

    So that new 1000+ room hotel on westwood is really perking my interest. The lot scrapped is rather small for a 1000+ room hotel. Is this thing gonna be a 50 story tower??
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    Metro Orlando Airport News

    MCO has direct flights to Paris as well......just on a crappy product...... Norwegian Air
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    Metro Orlando Airport News

    Am I the only one fascinated by how fast the traffic is growing at OIA? Through June rolling 12 month is at 46.128 million passengers. On a path to smash 47 million by the end of the year.
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    The Brightline

    I am writing this from a hotel in Clearwater beach. Let me tell you all something, I have never had a good experience taking I4 to Tampa. I live in the DP area, so already in SW Orange. It has been years since I was able to make it to Tampa without traffic. Takes me on average 1.5 hours just to get to Ybor. Yesterday was a doozy with traffic. Took me 3.5 hours just to get to clearwater. If this train could get us to Tampa in under an hour and Tampa got off its rear end for connecting service to St Pete and CV Clearwater, I would totally use it. I4 is hell going to tampa.
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    Orlando Attractions Area News & Developments

    Yea, I was late to the party lol. I'm actually pretty upset about this. I was looking forward to some new restaurant options not directly within the tourist chaos.
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    Orlando Attractions Area News & Developments

    So crazy news from the palm parkway front. Beacon Point, all that land that already has site development structures built and delivered....... the so called replacement for crossroads...... just got slapped with an eminent domain filing for the entire site! How ironic considering they were supposed to alleviate the eminent domain exodus of restaurants from crossroads. They originally anticipated only 6 acres to be pulled for the Daryl Carter interchange, but FDOT decided that they want all 33 acres for an elaborate drainage retention pond system. Needless to say, construction is now at a halt.
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    Metro Orlando Airport News

    Looks like they will be going vertical soon. Phase 2 should start immediately and seamlessly with completion of phase 1 since we should be over the projected capacity in 2021. Unfortunately, this should have been started 5 years ago, but I guess better late than never. We have been averaging 5-8 percent annual growth for some time now. https://orlandoairports.net/press/2018/07/05/orlando-international-airport-south-terminal-construction-progresses/
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    Orlando Attractions Area News & Developments

    For them to be moving dirt already, shouldn't we have access to more plans or images from the county? I would love to see more details into what is going there. This article is vague and a year old.
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    Orlando Attractions Area News & Developments

    Westwood Blvd convention hotel land clearing has begun......... one big question lingers......are the gonna ever fix the drainage problems on that road?