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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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Slated for June MPB meeting:

412 E Church St.

PD Amendment request to allow for a 300 unit 9 story residential building with ground level retail on the block between Church, Mariposa, Lake and Osceola.

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Slated for June MPB meeting:

412 E Church St.

PD Amendment request to allow for a 300 unit 9 story residential building with ground level retail on the block between Church, Mariposa, Lake and Osceola.

 

That is good news indeed!!

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Hardie panels have been around for quite awhile. Back in the 90's I worked in exhibit design. Texaco was introducing a new design for their "Star Mart" & hired us to build an exact life sized replica of one that could be set up & taken down inside a large hotel convention hall. In this case, The Opryland Hotel in Nashville, where they had invited potential investors to come & see it. It was complete with mock up gas islands & the canopy over them as well. Brought in real gas pumps too.

Anyway, the material we used to build the exterior was Hardie panels. The rounded corners were real, with steel angle iron bracing inside & were saved & actually used to build a real store somewhere.

The mock building we built was identical to the one in this pic, but the canopy was smaller.

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I think that silver colored 12 story high rise at the corner of Central & Garland has Hardie paneling on it's exterior.

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Slated for June MPB meeting:

412 E Church St.

PD Amendment request to allow for a 300 unit 9 story residential building with ground level retail on the block between Church, Mariposa, Lake and Osceola.

I saw a Terracon truck on this site today doing some work. Environmental study maybe?

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Slated for June MPB meeting:

412 E Church St.

PD Amendment request to allow for a 300 unit 9 story residential building with ground level retail on the block between Church, Mariposa, Lake and Osceola.

 

How do you find the June MPB? Outside of the link provided by @MattSokoloff I can't figure out to find the MPB until the publish it on the city's website, which seems to take forever and day usually.  You guys seem to know all of what's on the agendas long before the city posts them.  Am I missing a place where they are?  Are they posted somewhere else b4 they are on the city's site?  

 

This, the College Park Video, and the new hotel at Docs all seem to be things that I can't find info on anywhere.  I feel like my snooping skills are lacking.

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Ken, the recap sheets are wierd. Right now, the one that was linked was version 5...for some reason version 4 is the July edition. Makes no sense to me but by changing the URL I found it -

http://www.cityoforlando.net/planning/cityplanning/MPB/2013/06Jun/MPB2013JunRecapRev4.pdf

As far as the hotel at Docs, it is in that same link and has been in others. But I just assumed it was referring to the Hampton Inn on Columbia. This is what I found under the Downtown South NID page:

http://www.cityoforlando.net/planning/cityplanning/2013rfq_dnid/DowntownSouthNID_keyprojects.pdf

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Ken, the recap sheets are wierd. Right now, the one that was linked was version 5...for some reason version 4 is the July edition. Makes no sense to me but by changing the URL I found it -

http://www.cityoforlando.net/planning/cityplanning/MPB/2013/06Jun/MPB2013JunRecapRev4.pdf

As far as the hotel at Docs, it is in that same link and has been in others. But I just assumed it was referring to the Hampton Inn on Columbia. This is what I found under the Downtown South NID page:

http://www.cityoforlando.net/planning/cityplanning/2013rfq_dnid/DowntownSouthNID_keyprojects.pdf

 

Thanks for the help.  As far as the hotel by Doc's that I referring to it looks to be another one that you actually posted info on over in the Downtown South board.

 

 

Proposed hotel on Orange Ave wedged between the building with Docs Main Street grill and the 7-story office building to the south of Docs. Essentially Docs current patio.

Phase 1 is the new building (8 stories) with a ground floor lobby and 60 rooms.

Phase 2 includes building 2 more levels on top of the 3-story building with Docs with 25 more hotel rooms. Plans also call for exterior renovations for existing buildings on the block.

Hotel parking would be in existing garage behind buildings and connected by a bridge.

Potential bridge connection over Orange Ave as well.

 

 

I can't for the life of me find anything on this hotel, even reached out to some pretty good contacts and they're either confused or keeping mum on it.  

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Ken, the recap sheets are wierd. Right now, the one that was linked was version 5...for some reason version 4 is the July edition. Makes no sense to me but by changing the URL I found it -

http://www.cityoforlando.net/planning/cityplanning/MPB/2013/06Jun/MPB2013JunRecapRev4.pdf

As far as the hotel at Docs, it is in that same link and has been in others. But I just assumed it was referring to the Hampton Inn on Columbia. This is what I found under the Downtown South NID page:

http://www.cityoforlando.net/planning/cityplanning/2013rfq_dnid/DowntownSouthNID_keyprojects.pdf

 

You guys really know how to find these documents. I tried my luck on looking and wasn't successful. Glad you guys share the awesome finds!

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Ken, the recap sheets are wierd. Right now, the one that was linked was version 5...for some reason version 4 is the July edition. Makes no sense to me but by changing the URL I found it -

http://www.cityoforlando.net/planning/cityplanning/MPB/2013/06Jun/MPB2013JunRecapRev4.pdf

As far as the hotel at Docs, it is in that same link and has been in others. But I just assumed it was referring to the Hampton Inn on Columbia. This is what I found under the Downtown South NID page:

http://www.cityoforlando.net/planning/cityplanning/2013rfq_dnid/DowntownSouthNID_keyprojects.pdf

 

While poking around the Hotel ORMC architect's website (Charlan Brock) I spotted this interesting rendering of a long lost plan for the OUC building that is now becoming Aloft.

 

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Ken, the recap sheets are wierd. Right now, the one that was linked was version 5...for some reason version 4 is the July edition. Makes no sense to me but by changing the URL I found it -

http://www.cityoforlando.net/planning/cityplanning/MPB/2013/06Jun/MPB2013JunRecapRev4.pdf

As far as the hotel at Docs, it is in that same link and has been in others. But I just assumed it was referring to the Hampton Inn on Columbia. This is what I found under the Downtown South NID page:

http://www.cityoforlando.net/planning/cityplanning/2013rfq_dnid/DowntownSouthNID_keyprojects.pdf

 

Did anyone notice on the last page from Lutheran Towers a request to build a 9 story 300 unit residential building? 

 

Here is the site: 

 

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Public art renderings: http://www.cityoforlando.net/planning/cityplanning/ARB/2013/05May/ARB2013-00043.pdf

 

I know art is subjective but the majority of the privately funded sculptures are horribly tacky; ranging from an oversized chia pet to a scuplture with limbs resembling polio deformities. The birds of "Taking Flight" is the only decent looking sculpture of the bunch, but not entirely original. It's a shame the public doesn't seem to have any say in the selection either. I'd much rather have more flower mosaics & landscaping etc than have Lake Eola visually poisoned with art pollution.

 

Thoughts?

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About the art, I totally agree. I like natural scenery when you have the choice, sculptures are better placed where landscape isn't able.

 

I saw a new sign today that I hadn't noticed at the corner of Rosalind and Church at that parking lot where the Capital Plaza building is planned, Its got a rendering on it. I remember a sign without a rendering being there for a while but I hadn't noticed this sign yet, and I go past it several times a week...Is that sign really new, or have I just not been paying attention? And does anybody have picture of that rendering?

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Public art renderings: http://www.cityoforlando.net/planning/cityplanning/ARB/2013/05May/ARB2013-00043.pdf

I know art is subjective but the majority of the privately funded sculptures are horribly tacky; ranging from an oversized chia pet to a scuplture with limbs resembling polio deformities. The birds of "Taking Flight" is the only decent looking sculpture of the bunch, but not entirely original. It's a shame the public doesn't seem to have any say in the selection either. I'd much rather have more flower mosaics & landscaping etc than have Lake Eola visually poisoned with art pollution.

Thoughts?

Like you said, it's all subjective. I like the renderings for the proposed pieces. But one man's Picasso is another man's Manet.

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While poking around the Hotel ORMC architect's website (Charlan Brock) I spotted this interesting rendering of a long lost plan for the OUC building that is now becoming Aloft.

 

electra.JPG

 

Wow. That is really good looking.

 

Too bad Aloft probably won't look that good.

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