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30 minutes ago, smileguy said:

There is about a $1 million budget from FDOT for public art along the entire corridor, which won't have much impact.) If you remember, the Church Street underpass with LED lighting, a couple of benches, and streetlamps came in at $5 million.

Seems to me that there must be scads of local artists around who would love the opportunity to get their work up on such a high profile location so much that they'd happily do it for free.

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My friend grabbed some shots of downtown while flying into ORL. This one really shows how the I-4/408 interchange is coming along.  Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk

I think Lake Eola Park is one of the best urban parks in the country.  Today.  Haven't been to Orlando in 10 years or more and there is a lot more life downtown and around this park.  Great to see an

That was in the latest ARB report as well: http://www.cityoforlando.net/city-planning/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/03/ARB2017-10009reportMarch2018.pdf Here is the new rendering:  A

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Just a similar highway wall.  There may be landscaping but an area like Milk should make it funky.  If it's a wall then murals...if it's landscaped then something with gardens.   Would need a really progrsssive partner at CFX.

One strength of having a highway like that running through is that a bike path would work well along that side - no driveways or side streets just the signalized intersection.  Could be a good 2-way connection from CBD all the way to the exec airport and help out the Milk District too 

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On 3/30/2017 at 3:38 PM, bulldogger said:

Not sure where to post this, so here goes.  This is a pic of the I-4 construction at Lake Ivanhoe.  I also grabbed a screenshot from a video on the I-4 Ultimate website which only seems to show perhaps a retention pond in this place.  What is that solid concrete tower that is higher than I-4 itself?

As I drove past the "solid concrete tower" today, I noticed it was drastically tapered. Given that there are no fly overs in that area I would assume it's some sort of architectural feature or signature signage. At least I hope it is. 

 

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13 hours ago, RedStar25 said:

As I drove past the "solid concrete tower" today, I noticed it was drastically tapered. Given that there are no fly overs in that area I would assume it's some sort of architectural feature or signature signage. At least I hope it is. 

 

I believe it is a pylon to indicate that there is a direct express lane entry point there.  

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There are renderings online but basically they are replicating the pylon feature at Conroy where the ORLANDO sign is along I-4 to serve as a visual marker for places where you can enter/exit the express lanes from/to the free lanes.   

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Hey look - downtown retail.   This store is going in Suite 3 at Crescent Central Station (joining: Dunkin, Greenbeat salads, Philly Connection, a dry cleaner and I think a nail salon).  

Interesting that UbreakIfix has their corporate HQ in the Suntrust tower but no storefront downtown.  

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12 minutes ago, JFW657 said:

Pretty sparse inventory.

Hard to imagine how a store whose entire product line could fit in the trunk of my car could make a profit in the downtown, astronomical rent district.

 

Their main business is fixing devices. It looks exactly like any uBreakiFix. Just a few protection devices up front. 

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Wow.  I didn't realize that was an Orlando company.  They're as far west as CA I think.

I thought there was another cell phone repair store in downtown, off of Central perhaps?  Anyone remember a small place kinda like in a nook of a storefront?

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  1. 29 minutes ago, jrs2 said:

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    Wow.  I didn't realize that was an Orlando company.  They're as far west as CA I think.

    I thought there was another cell phone repair store in downtown, off of Central perhaps?  Anyone remember a small place kinda like in a nook of a storefront?

    Yes, about a year ago I went to a place between the SW Orange/Central corner building and the parking garage.  He did not have my part and told me to come back twice and it never came in each time and he did not call me so I went elsewhere.

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6 hours ago, FLheat said:
  1. Yes, about a year ago I went to a place between the SW Orange/Central corner building and the parking garage.  He did not have my part and told me to come back twice and it never came in each time and he did not call me so I went elsewhere.

I think that's the one

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On 3/30/2017 at 3:38 PM, bulldogger said:

Not sure where to post this, so here goes.  This is a pic of the I-4 construction at Lake Ivanhoe.  I also grabbed a screenshot from a video on the I-4 Ultimate website which only seems to show perhaps a retention pond in this place.  What is that solid concrete tower that is higher than I-4 itself?

 

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I'm not sure how accurate this is, but someone on NextDoor made a post explaining the meaning of the solid concrete tower as well as some general info:

"I had a talk about the I-4 project and the Ivanhoe exchange with David Parks the I-4 Ultimate spokesperson Friday afternoon. The tall [pole] is what they are calling for now a marker that designates a direct entry from a side road directly into the toll, I mean center express lanes. They installed this marker first and now the roads & intersection will be built around it. Other direct exchanges are, Kirkman Rd, 408, Ivanhoe, Central Fla Parkway and 434. There will be numerous on and off from the through lanes to the express lanes to get on / off near other exits.
The express toll fees will be dynamic 24/7 what you pay today at 3pm may be different than tomorrow at 3pm. Minimum toll is .50 per segment and David said there are 5 segments so a minimum of $2.50 from end to end. But if the hypothetical wreck causes all of the through lanes blocked 434 to Kirkman it could be $13.00+ one way. The state has a formula based on how slow the free lanes are and a value assessment they did. It will be a living dynamic economic laboratory to see what people will pay.
Finally I asked about extensions from 434 and Kirkman where the road will go from 5 lanes back to the current 3 lanes. (I think the express lanes will back up there as always no mater how much you pay.) They have the money for the Kirkman to Sandlake Rd. extension that will start after this project. The Florida DOT has not given funds for the 434 to Lake Mary extension. They hope to have an update from them on Nextdoor.com soon. The did hear from a number of CP Nextdoor.com neighbors about this issue.
The Ivanhoe exchange rendering is wrong and the explanation was that since it was a design build road where the rendering artist didn't have the final plans when the original proposal artwork was done many years ago now."

 

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On 4/8/2017 at 6:38 AM, nite owℓ said:

I'm not sure how accurate this is, but someone on NextDoor made a post explaining the meaning of the solid concrete tower as well as some general info:

"I had a talk about the I-4 project and the Ivanhoe exchange with David Parks the I-4 Ultimate spokesperson Friday afternoon. The tall [pole] is what they are calling for now a marker that designates a direct entry from a side road directly into the toll, I mean center express lanes. They installed this marker first and now the roads & intersection will be built around it. Other direct exchanges are, Kirkman Rd, 408, Ivanhoe, Central Fla Parkway and 434. There will be numerous on and off from the through lanes to the express lanes to get on / off near other exits.
The express toll fees will be dynamic 24/7 what you pay today at 3pm may be different than tomorrow at 3pm. Minimum toll is .50 per segment and David said there are 5 segments so a minimum of $2.50 from end to end. But if the hypothetical wreck causes all of the through lanes blocked 434 to Kirkman it could be $13.00+ one way. The state has a formula based on how slow the free lanes are and a value assessment they did. It will be a living dynamic economic laboratory to see what people will pay.
Finally I asked about extensions from 434 and Kirkman where the road will go from 5 lanes back to the current 3 lanes. (I think the express lanes will back up there as always no mater how much you pay.) They have the money for the Kirkman to Sandlake Rd. extension that will start after this project. The Florida DOT has not given funds for the 434 to Lake Mary extension. They hope to have an update from them on Nextdoor.com soon. The did hear from a number of CP Nextdoor.com neighbors about this issue.
The Ivanhoe exchange rendering is wrong and the explanation was that since it was a design build road where the rendering artist didn't have the final plans when the original proposal artwork was done many years ago now."

 

That's a misstatement.  Central Fla Parkway is not in the I-4 ultimate limits.  Maybe they're referring to Central Parkway in Altamonte?  I believe that does have direct connects.

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