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It's a good looking building. Florida Hospital's dedication to SunRail is admirable.

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It's a good looking building. Florida Hospital's dedication to SunRail is admirable.

It definitely is - corporate citizenship like that is what can gradually make a city.

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I am sure they are happy that their expansion plans will not require them to add a lane to I-4 as it would have without SunRail

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It was my understanding that their expansion of the downtown Orlando campus hinged on SunRail's approval, and if it wasn't approved, they were going to significantly alter their plans to decentralize campus expansion amongst the metro. I think we can all be thankful that is not going to happen, as this certainly ensures a constant stream of new construction in Uptown for years to come.

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I don't know how up-to-date these plans are, but here are some images from the May 2007 PDF:

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Anything that makes the roadway more civilized in this area will help. The renderings suggest they plan to humanize things a bit with planters, distinctive streetlights, signage, etc. I hope some of this is done prior to the start of SunRail, considering it is at-grade. The last thing SunRail needs is a pedestrian collison--take about a PR nightmare.

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FL Hosp being a part of the nation-wide (and profitable) Adventist Health System definitely has the finances to churn these projects out. It's really cool to see how quickly they've expanded and changed that part of town over the years.

But let's not forget about ORMC... Orlando Health has already begun the ancillary phase to renovate and expand it's downtown campus with groundbreaking in 2012. I haven't seen the designs yet, but Orlando Health hasn't been afraid to go bold with the architecture of it's other buildings, so I'm excited to see the what happens. I believe some smaller buildings near the ambulatory care center are getting razed to make room for an 8-10 story tower on Copeland/Kuhl. Also one of the old Lucerne Pavillion buildings will probably get torn down and that campus will eventually expand it's rehab facility.

There are tentative plans to renovate & expand some of it's smaller satellite hospitals too.

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The SunRail thread has links to the TOD sketchbook which includes a plan for the Orlando Health area. I've always looked at them as just suggestions - but the RIDA/LYNX Central Station and Longwood plans are spot on so obviously had some developer involvement.

This is the first I heard about razing buildings on the OH site. If they do, hopefully it helps re-establish a street grid that is missing due to the arrangement of buildings in the campus now.

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Any idea where this Windsor Healthcare building would go?

As for the grid, I think the plan is to make Rollins a major road to the west of Orange Avenue, and cutting off Winter Park btw. Dade and Orange, further diminishing the grid.

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Sorry, my post (re: street grid) was about Orlando Health/ORMC that LDG referenced.

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Anyone know the latest on the apartments they are planning to build on the corner of Winter Park and Dade St.? I recall seeing something in one of FL Hospitals newsletters. Within the past month they have demolished and cleared all of the homes on the property. Would be great to see what the building will look like when completed.

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Last update I could find was OBJ on 9/14/12:

"Florida Hospital Health Village Apartments: Orlando-based Ustler Development Inc. plans to begin construction by year’s end on its $34 million, 230-unit work force housing complex near Florida Hospital, the residential piece of the hospital system’s planned Health Village surrounding one of four downtown Orlando SunRail stations."

http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/print-edition/2012/09/14/sunrail-route-apartments-coming-in-2013.html?page=all

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Thanks the next line was the one I was looking for: "Orlando-based J. Livingston & Associates Corp. is set to raze existing structures on the site this month. The project should be completed by April or May 2014, said Craig Ustler."

Guess J. Livingstong & Assoc did their job...just waiting on the construction now.

I was able to find this small rendering on Ustler's website http://www.ustler.net/properties

...anyone seen any larger ones?

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$55M bio-research center breaks ground at Florida Hospital's Health Village

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-bioresearch-center-florida-hospital-20121128,0,5986505.story

 

What I find particularly exciting about this development is the announcement that Mazor Robotic, an Israeli-based company, will be moving their US heaquarters into Health Village.  This is a huge step in the right direction to attract small start-up biotech companies to Orlando.  It also reinforces that the urban cluster of the Health Village remains more attractive to new business than the sprawling Lake Nona Medical City.

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There's been some movement on the Health Village workfore housing recently. All of the buildings north of Winter Park Street and west of Dade Avenue were indeed razed a couple of months back. The remaining trees were leveled and removed in the last week or so and all that remains are stumps. I hadn't realized how giant this tract of land is.

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Wend out today for a walk with my dog around the area and grabbed some pics of the construction.
 
Linking to my gallery of the photos because I was having issues posting them.

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/nmaoicp535srru2/v6ozfOdGMZ
 
There are two different angles of the construction site for the apartments. The first is looking North from Winter Park St and Dade the second is looking South West from Dade & King.
 
I Haven't heard much about the new Panera on Orange Ave. lately  The signs all fell down except one. No work being done inside but there were three construction workers walking around in it.
 
Overall lots of construction going on around the property. I saw more construction workers than doctors or nurses. 

 

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Got this press release in the inbox today...

 

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The Johns Hopkins Children’s Heart Surgery Program at Florida Hospital for Children Launches to Provide Comprehensive Cardiology Care

New Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit opens to provide patients with state of the art care

 

 

The Johns Hopkins Children’s Heart Surgery program at Florida Hospital for Children recently launched to provide comprehensive cardiac surgery care. The program draws on the expertise of Johns Hopkins, a pioneer in the field of heart surgery, and will give Florida children access to a top-notch surgical team and the newest treatment approaches. In Orlando, the program is led by Dr. Constantine Mavroudis, a world-renowned cardiovascular surgeon, who leads the highly qualified and experienced team to provide surgical treatment of congenital heart disease.

Congenital heart disease is a lifelong issue,” said Dr. Mavroudis, medical director of the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at Florida Hospital for Children. “One out of every 125 babies born in the United States is born with a congenital heart defect. It is important that these patients have a team and facility in place to care for them throughout their entire life. The program at Florida Hospital for Children has been set up to care for all patients, from infants to adults.”

            Florida Hospital for Children is using the latest technology to care for these patients including two brand new operating rooms specifically designed for pediatric heart surgeries. The unique hybrid operating room will function as both a place for surgical procedures and a catherization lab, or electrophysiology lab. The hybrid operating room is also designed for kids with smaller equipment but is adult friendly so patients who need follow-up care for the rest of their life can easily be cared for in the same hospital.

            Additionally, Florida Hospital added ten state-of-the-art cardiovascular intensive care unit rooms to provide critical care for these patients. The new unit provides a child-friendly natured themed environment to care for these surgical patients.

            “Together, Florida Hospital, All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg and Johns Hopkins Children’s Heart Surgery program are establishing a collaboration to benefit our patients and our community,” said Marla Silliman, administrator at Florida Hospital for Children. “We want families to know that they now have access to world-class care right here in Central Florida.”

            Dr. Mavroudis is also a leading researcher, authoring more than 300 papers throughout his career. Before he joined Florida Hospital for Children, Dr. Mavroudis was Chair of Congenital and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital and served as Surgeon-in-Chief for the Department of Surgery and Division Head of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He also recently published the 4th Edition of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, which has been the gold-standard reference for pediatric and adult clinicians in the field.

 

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I've been highly impressed with the quality of work coming out of FH lately.  With these types of partnerships do you think that Orlando will start to be viewed as a medical city?  I recently had a couchsurfer from Pittsburgh who works for UPMC and he said in Pitts Orlando comes up in conversation often.  He went on to say people there, at least in the medical fields, do know about Orlando's move into the industry and many joke about wanting to move here.  We do have warm climate over such places as Boston, San Fran, or Pittsburgh.

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Got this press release in the inbox today...

 

___________________________

 

The Johns Hopkins Children’s Heart Surgery Program at Florida Hospital for Children Launches to Provide Comprehensive Cardiology Care

New Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit opens to provide patients with state of the art care

 

 

The Johns Hopkins Children’s Heart Surgery program at Florida Hospital for Children recently launched to provide comprehensive cardiac surgery care. The program draws on the expertise of Johns Hopkins, a pioneer in the field of heart surgery, and will give Florida children access to a top-notch surgical team and the newest treatment approaches. In Orlando, the program is led by Dr. Constantine Mavroudis, a world-renowned cardiovascular surgeon, who leads the highly qualified and experienced team to provide surgical treatment of congenital heart disease.

Congenital heart disease is a lifelong issue,” said Dr. Mavroudis, medical director of the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at Florida Hospital for Children. “One out of every 125 babies born in the United States is born with a congenital heart defect. It is important that these patients have a team and facility in place to care for them throughout their entire life. The program at Florida Hospital for Children has been set up to care for all patients, from infants to adults.”

            Florida Hospital for Children is using the latest technology to care for these patients including two brand new operating rooms specifically designed for pediatric heart surgeries. The unique hybrid operating room will function as both a place for surgical procedures and a catherization lab, or electrophysiology lab. The hybrid operating room is also designed for kids with smaller equipment but is adult friendly so patients who need follow-up care for the rest of their life can easily be cared for in the same hospital.

            Additionally, Florida Hospital added ten state-of-the-art cardiovascular intensive care unit rooms to provide critical care for these patients. The new unit provides a child-friendly natured themed environment to care for these surgical patients.

            “Together, Florida Hospital, All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg and Johns Hopkins Children’s Heart Surgery program are establishing a collaboration to benefit our patients and our community,” said Marla Silliman, administrator at Florida Hospital for Children. “We want families to know that they now have access to world-class care right here in Central Florida.”

            Dr. Mavroudis is also a leading researcher, authoring more than 300 papers throughout his career. Before he joined Florida Hospital for Children, Dr. Mavroudis was Chair of Congenital and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital and served as Surgeon-in-Chief for the Department of Surgery and Division Head of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He also recently published the 4th Edition of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, which has been the gold-standard reference for pediatric and adult clinicians in the field.

 

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I've been highly impressed with the quality of work coming out of FH lately.  With these types of partnerships do you think that Orlando will start to be viewed as a medical city?  I recently had a couchsurfer from Pittsburgh who works for UPMC and he said in Pitts Orlando comes up in conversation often.  He went on to say people there, at least in the medical fields, do know about Orlando's move into the industry and many joke about wanting to move here.  We do have warm climate over such places as Boston, San Fran, or Pittsburgh.

 

I think over the past few years, yes Orlando has become dubbed a medical city with all of the recent projects (i.e Lake Nona, formation of Orlando Health, and the tremendous development of Florida Hospital). I believe the word hasn't hit the nation yet (the general population), that Orlando is becoming a strong player in the medical field. Once everyone is able to see past Mickey Mouse, we should be able to make our mark. Also, let's not forget about us becoming a technology hub either =). 

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They've been moving dirt for months. Foundation is mostly done and they started going vertical a couple of weeks ago...very slowly. I know very little about construction but it looks like they are putting in the cement block stairwells? first. It's in a similar spot to the apartments in Mills park...or at least looks so. I'll try to grab some photos soon. Live a couple of blocks away but it's always raining! 

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