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10 hours ago, jgardnerucf said:

Ain't no Preps parking in the senior parking lot on weekends, just sayin'.

Do they tow in that lot? I have friends in NORA and parking has gotten increasingly hard to find with Reyes and others back in full swing, even on a weekday. Even the strip of parking on Magnolia went from completely empty to mostly full over the past month or so. 

16 hours ago, jliv said:

I think parking would be a problem for any new development in Ivanhoe Village.  Nothing a city-owned parking deck wouldn't solve.  %3CmxGraphModel%3E%3Croot%3E%3CmxCell%20id%3D%220%22%2F%3E%3CmxCell%20id%3D%221%22%20parent%3D%220%22%2F%3E%3CmxCell%20id%3D%222%22%20value%3D%22%22%20style%3D%22rounded%3D1%3BwhiteSpace%3Dwrap%3Bhtml%3D1%3B%22%20vertex%3D%221%22%20parent%3D%221%22%3E%3CmxGeometry%20x%3D%22240%22%20y%3D%22280%22%20width%3D%22200%22%20height%3D%22320%22%20as%3D%22geometry%22%2F%3E%3C%2FmxCell%3E%3C%2Froot%3E%3C%2FmxGraphModel%3E

 Would also love to see the Lymmo Expansion - North come to fruition, but I haven't heard anything about that in years. 

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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

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

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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On 6/15/2021 at 5:33 PM, jliv said:

I have so many memories of that building.  It's something quite special and unique in Orlando; I hope someday it gets registered in the National Register of Historic Places.  Quick London fact:  Ian Fleming hated the Brutalist architecture popping up in council hi-rises around London in the 1960's so much he named a Bond villian after one of its most famous architects: Ernő Goldfinger.  Here's an example of the Goldfinger aesthetic:  

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That one isn't my cup of tea although there are elements that I like. RE: Bond villan, I'm more familiar with the Austin Powers parody "Goldmember" lol.

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I think it would be an excellent idea. I do wonder if OMA has upped their fund-raising prowess, though. They always seem to have these grand plans but not much ever comes of them.

Just my own preference but I’d rather see any new facility go over at Creative Village. Who knows, we might even heal the residual bad blood between UCF and the City.

 

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On 6/24/2021 at 7:43 PM, orange87 said:

I had an idea. Since there's been talk of having two art museums in Orlando, why not keep the current one in Loch Haven as a traditional art museum and continue to call it The Orlando Museum of Art? And make the second one, which would probably be near DPCPA, a modern art museum and call it the Orlando Museum of Modern Art? Thoughts?

Great idea.

Go out and make it happen.

Then report back to us.  

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16 minutes ago, elefants said:

World's largest bouncy castle?

Since we’re doubling down on tourism to keep our record of 50 out of 50 in wages intact, I think it should be the new Mystery Fun House!

Of course, I’m sure Buddy’s ready to give the bulldozers a workout and build some generic apartments that his developer friends  will make a fortune off of.

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29 S. Orange Ave., which had been City Arts prior to their move to Magnolia, has been sold to a New York firm. No word on the plans (PLEASE don’t let it be another bar).

Once upon a time, it was a drug store and owned by the family of my elementary school bud, Eddie Webman. Apparently, it was still in the family and he was listed as the seller. Even as Orlando disappears, it’s good to know some of the FFO’s are still with us.

 


https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2021/06/28/weissman-new-york-retail-sale-sell-buy.html?ana=maz

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17 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

29 S. Orange Ave., which had been City Arts prior to their move to Magnolia, has been sold to a New York firm. No word on the plans (PLEASE don’t let it be another bar).

Once upon a time, it was a drug store and owned by the family of my elementary school bud, Eddie Webman. Apparently, it was still in the family and he was listed as the seller. Even as Orlando disappears, it’s good to know some of the FFO’s are still with us.

 


https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2021/06/28/weissman-new-york-retail-sale-sell-buy.html?ana=maz

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BAR Orlando is back!

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On the way home today, they were tearing down that old condemned/abandoned house on Colonial in between Orange and Magnolia.  This at one point had a "for sale for development" sign in front of it, though I have not seen any concrete plans for the lot: 

 

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12 hours ago, dcluley98 said:

On the way home today, they were tearing down that old condemned/abandoned house on Colonial in between Orange and Magnolia.  This at one point had a "for sale for development" sign in front of it, though I have not seen any concrete plans for the lot: 

This rendering was associated with the lot a few years ago, but I'm guessing it's just illustrative: https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/59-E-Colonial-Dr-Orlando-FL/16327792/ 

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9 hours ago, orlandocity87 said:

This rendering was associated with the lot a few years ago, but I'm guessing it's just illustrative: https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/59-E-Colonial-Dr-Orlando-FL/16327792/ 

I really like these small footprint buildings, for any use. They add human scale density, and do much more for affordability.

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22 minutes ago, JFW657 said:

Yeah, it's too nice looking of a design to go up in DTO

Don’t worry, instead of housing real people can afford, they’ll build more storage units! Stuff you don’t need must be the priority!

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They haven't operated the branch since Covid started but they have 3 floors of that building and have been there since First Union.  That building has already had a ton of tenants go.  Most after the new Suntrust building went up.

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2 minutes ago, codypet said:

They haven't operated the branch since Covid started but they have 3 floors of that building and have been there since First Union.  That building has already had a ton of tenants go.  Most after the new Suntrust building went up.

Midtown has definitely turned out differently from what was envisioned up there when Olympia & York first built that building with Florida National as the anchor. Along with the Radisson and Gateway Center, what was supposed to be a series of high rise mixed-use buildings along Orange became middling apartment complexes after the Great Recession. Of course, as soon as VMC breaks ground, everything will be fine!

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