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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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I think that we need more fluff around the downtown area. A good friend of mine, Bryan Mulvaney, whose family owns the Harp and Kelt was talking about partnering up and renovating the church street station and turning it into a Bavarian beers place. I love the construction in that old building. Wish I could have bought the train and turned it into a little restaurant  I own the Computer Repair Shop in Downtown Orlando near Ember called XpressFix Smartphone, iPhone, and iPad Repair. We an old storage area in the corner of the parking garage into a retail space. Come by if you're ever near!
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I found a couple new places (or about to be) while walking downtown this morning.

 

On Magnolia across from the post office, there is a new restaurant called La Strada that appeared to be open.  http://www.lastradausa.net.

In the same building, there will be a place called Mandy's Pastry Shop.  http://www.facebook.com/mandyspastryshoppe

I think someone may have mentioned already, but there appears to be a french bakery going into the east side of The Plaza as well.  

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Hello all, I would like to become active again here on UP Orlando. I feel like developments will start springing up soon and I need to recap whats been going on the last 6 years. I was very active on here from 2004 to 2007 and than the stall out in the economy happened and I lost interest in this forum.

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Hello all, I would like to become active again here on UP Orlando. I feel like developments will start springing up soon and I need to recap whats been going on the last 6 years. I was very active on here from 2004 to 2007 and than the stall out in the economy happened and I lost interest in this forum.

 

Hello and welcome back!! In my last article in my blog shown in my signature will bring you a bit up to date of all the construction going on in the downtown area. I'm sure you can see how active this forum is now with all the development going on, hopefully this boom will have a good stretch. 

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I just posted about this in the old 801 N. Orange Thread (you can see the old renderings there.) Here's 800 N. Orange's new look: http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102989576106-70/800+N.+Orange+Ave..pdf

 

I participated in the meetings with Ustler last time, and I'm very interested in the revival of this project (albiet glad I don't own a unit adjacent to the 800 N. Orange lot.) The only concern I have with this and every other project happening around here is parking.

 

A zoning variance application has been submitted for the vacant lot surrounded by Park North condos (800 N Orange Ave). Setbacks typically required for both properties are too close and a shared driveway easement leading to Park North's parking garage was never recorded by the city. They are asking for a variance to the side yard setback to allow for more surface parking rather than construct a parking garage as previously planned. The 5 story office building will have 38 surface parking spaces, and 8 ground level garage spaces with access to the lobby - something similar to the citrus building accross the street. I do recall Park North fighting this development in the past, but it seems as if both parties have come to a compromise.

 

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I just posted about this in the old 801 N. Orange Thread (you can see the old renderings there.) Here's 800 N. Orange's new look: http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102989576106-70/800+N.+Orange+Ave..pdf

 

I participated in the meetings with Ustler last time, and I'm very interested in the revival of this project (albiet glad I don't own a unit adjacent to the 800 N. Orange lot.) The only concern I have with this and every other project happening around here is parking.

 

I'll delete my post. Yeah it would totally suck to lose the view but at least it's a great looking building. I think anyone owning a unit facing that lot were either in denial or had a dishonest Realtor.The Metropolitan is also built around a little strip of land so I'm sure a few people are going to feign surprise when something is proposed for the parking lot. The same goes for anyone living in the Vue facing Fifth Third Bank - if plans are ever revived.

 

So you've met Craig Ustler? I think I'd probably get a little star-struck around him lol.

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Just wanted to say that I've driven in most of the major cities in North American and Australia and Orlando's roads are the best BY FAR I've ever experienced. No, not talking about traffic. I'm talking about the condition of the roads. Orlando roads are glassy-smooth compared to other cities.

 

Indeed, the county is resurfacing the streets of my own neighborhood as I speak, not that there was anything wrong with them, being that they are Orlando roads.

 

My question is, where does the city-county get the money to maintain our comparatively immaculate roads ? The Expressway Authority ?

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Eh, East Orlando's has a lot of roads that have been in absolutely terrible, atrocious shape before they were resurfaced, and there is still plenty of bad roads in the area. Depends where in the county you are looking. There there are other roads that get resurfaced with no need for it at all. I think its very poorly managed, and probably has too much funding, taken from other minor improvements a lot of other areas seem to do all the time (i.e, building turning lanes)

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Eh, East Orlando's has a lot of roads that have been in absolutely terrible, atrocious shape before they were resurfaced, and there is still plenty of bad roads in the area. Depends where in the county you are looking. There there are other roads that get resurfaced with no need for it at all. I think its very poorly managed, and probably has too much funding, taken from other minor improvements a lot of other areas seem to do all the time (i.e, building turning lanes)

I've lived in East Orlando for eleven years now. I've been in sales and have driven the town backwards and forwards. Some roads may be in need of repair. But overall, i maintain that Orlando roads are hands-down the best I've ever experienced. And there are very few major US cities I haven't driven in.

 

Go ahead. Drive other cities. Then come back to Orlando. I trust you'll see what I mean. ;)

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They opened the apartments in phases starting about a month ago with the portion closest to Colonial while finishing interiors in the more northern units... I am sure they are finished by now, although they were still applying some exterior finishes to the parking garage the last time I took notice.

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