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Imagineers Share the Disney Springs Storyline

Walt Disney World in Florida has been busy Expanding and re-branding their Downtown Disney retail and restaurant district, which provides a focal point to the WDW hotel experiences. Hotel guests can take a bus or water taxi from their resort hotel to … Continue reading

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The Yard At Virginia and Orange

The Yard is a mixed use complex ready to break ground any day. It will stretch from Virginia, north, almost to Lake Formosa along the east side of the SunRail tracks, and relocate Alden Road. Its 7 story apartment façade will … Continue reading

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Historic Church near Downtown Orlando Becomes Townhomes

In an unusual move for Orlando,  instead of razing a structure to build new, Mark Kinchla has transformed the former United Pentecostal Church near downtown into five townhomes. Each unit has three stories, a garage for two cars, its own elevator, exposed … Continue reading

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Opposition to Condo Proposal to Build on Lake Eola Park

The plans, for a new condominium tower at the corner of Rosalind and Central in Downtown Orlando, call for demolition of two 1920’s era buildings that are on private property next to the park. Historic preservationists are critical of the … Continue reading

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Hotel Proposed for Dr. Phillips PAC Front Lawn

A team of developers has submitted a plan for an eight-story boutique hotel, in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The development team includes Stuart Newmark, who is president of the nearby Aloft Orlando hotel and formerly … Continue reading

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Zero Gravity Resort Proposed for Kissimmee

If you enjoy the X-Games you will want to visit this new proposed resort for Kissimmee. A whole resort themed around x-game style activities, which will also host pro and amateur X-Game competitions. The proposed 250-room resort hotel will include a  rooftop pool … Continue reading

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UCF Students Propose Bridge Across Alafaya Trail

27 students of UCF School of Visual Arts and Design explored the idea of a bridge as art. From the practical to the sublime, their solutions wrestle with the architect’s challenge to infuse the structures of our lives with a beauty … Continue reading

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Bob Snow speaks on Downtown Rebirth

Bob Snow arrived in Orlando in the late ’70s after starting a successful nightlife district in Pensacola.  He bought up several blocks of derelict property around the historic Church Street Railroad Station, starting with a bar called Rosie O’Grady’s. Snow’s Church Street … Continue reading

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IAAPA Brass Ring Awards for 2 Local Parks

Legoland Florida and Busch Gardens theme parks have won 2014 Brass Rings Awards, presented during the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) gathering at the Orange County Convention Center. We want to extend our congratulations to them both. … Continue reading

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SSC Interior Design Course To Assist Those With Autism

An Interior Design pilot class at Seminole State College focuses on the needs of people with autism. The college hopes to continue the course as a regular elective. It was suggested by Bert Fonseca, an executive with the international development firm Skanska who … Continue reading

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