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I like this hotel a lot for the area. The design looks good, it isn't overwhelming in scale compared to the Orthodox church next to it (although the deck and the church might clash a bit on Sundays) a

Those ghost-cars are freaky!

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St. George's is the catalyst in that area working with the homeless. My guess is that the hotel will need to work with the church to determine how to proceed. OBJ keeps recycling this project even though downtown hotel occupancy grows remarkably slowly. I'm still unsure this moves forward anytime soon, especially now that Tremont is underway.

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Given how glacially the hotel market downtown goes, I suspect only one of the three between Cambria, AC by Marriott and the TraveLodge redo happens. 

I could easily be wrong but based on what's happened in the past, that's my best guess.

To answer your question directly, it's still crickets based on the site.

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23 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

Given how glacially the hotel market downtown goes, I suspect only one of the three between Cambria, AC by Marriott and the TraveLodge redo happens. 

I could easily be wrong but based on what's happened in the past, that's my best guess.

To answer your question directly, it's still crickets based on the site.

So with  that rationale let’s not hold our breaths for the hotel proposal for Magnolia & Anderson near DPAC...

Sadly I agree with you.  And I didn’t even bring up the Magic hotel proposal...

You know, maybe the complexion of downtown ala potential hotel patrons will change when UCF starts operating en force...

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3 minutes ago, jrs2 said:

So with  that rationale let’s not hold our breaths for the hotel proposal for Magnolia & Anderson near DPAC...

Sadly I agree with you.  And I didn’t even bring up the Magic hotel proposal...

You know, maybe the complexion of downtown ala potential hotel patrons will change when UCF starts operating en force...

It's certainly possible although it seems like the programs coming downtown will attract more local sorts than some of the hardcore STEM majors staying on Alafaya.

I also wonder if SunTrust downsizing is also likely to decrease the number of business travelers.

Here's hoping someone else coming downtown will take up the slack so occupancy rates at least remain steady.

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10 minutes ago, Jernigan said:

Could just be code enforcement stuff but a lot of tree trimming happening on site today.   Recent Bungalower article with Dean Grandin said the city hasn’t heard from developer in a few years 

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yes...I guess so... it's hard to believe that it's been that long...but I just checked the dates of the photos in this thread above.

wow.  well, Radisson Blu changed their project to mirror the trends.  But, the 2-story Travelodge is being converted into a 10-story hotel (site is still fenced off).  If that gets built, that will add like a hundred or so rooms within 3 blocks of Washington & Rosalind; might be too much for the area to absorb.

I wonder if these guys also have a contingency plan to do something similar to Radisson Blu.  If they do, the project would have to be much taller to get more units built.  

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I checked the City permitting website and they appear to be actively pursuing their building permit.  Their last resubmittal was on April 22.  They probably need to appear before the ARB one more time but it looks like this is very close to receiving full construction plan approval.

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On 5/21/2019 at 1:58 PM, gibby said:

I checked the City permitting website and they appear to be actively pursuing their building permit.  Their last resubmittal was on April 22.  They probably need to appear before the ARB one more time but it looks like this is very close to receiving full construction plan approval.

that would mean the Bungalower article mentioned above is flat out wrong, since they last heard from them only one month ago....

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2 hours ago, jrs2 said:

that would mean the Bungalower article mentioned above is flat out wrong, since they last heard from them only one month ago....

During the podcast interview with the outgoing planning division manager Dean Grandin, Brendan referred to Cambria Suites as the "Magnolia Hotel next to the Greek Orthodox", which confused Dean Grandin about previous plans for a hotel on Anderson. Then they both seemed to refer to Cambria Suites as "the [Deco] hotel at Jefferson" lol and that's when Dean gave his opinion about the project.

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Cambria Suites is located on the corner of Rosalind Ave and E Washington St
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On 5/21/2019 at 12:16 PM, jrs2 said:

yes...I guess so... it's hard to believe that it's been that long...but I just checked the dates of the photos in this thread above.

wow.  well, Radisson Blu changed their project to mirror the trends.  But, the 2-story Travelodge is being converted into a 10-story hotel (site is still fenced off).  If that gets built, that will add like a hundred or so rooms within 3 blocks of Washington & Rosalind; might be too much for the area to absorb.

I wonder if these guys also have a contingency plan to do something similar to Radisson Blu.  If they do, the project would have to be much taller to get more units built.  

Orlando Will never have enough hotels, if anything we need more downtown so people can stay in the actual city rather than stay on Disney’s property and think that is all of Orlando.

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3 hours ago, Urban25 said:

Orlando Will never have enough hotels, if anything we need more downtown so people can stay in the actual city rather than stay on Disney’s property and think that is all of Orlando.

Oh how I wish that was the case for downtown Orlando, but unfortunately, the tourist corridor(s) do not translate to the downtown district.

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