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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,400 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway … 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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Orlando Makes Top 5 Places to Retire

Placing number 2 for activities, and No. 12 for Healthcare, Orlando’s overall score in Wallet Hub’s survey of best places to retire ranked Orlando No. 5 overall. WalletHub compared the retirement-friendliness of the 150 largest U.S. cities across 24 key metrics, … 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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City Approves Lone Sailor Memorial at Blue Jacket Park

A proposed memorial, developed by the Navy League, passed the Orlando City Planning Board review last week. It is meant to inspire today’s youth and honor sea service men and women and their families: past, present and future. The memorial will … Continue reading

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City of Orlando Pursuing ‘Complete Streets’ Concept

The Daily City just shared news of a new program the City of Orlando is pursuing. Orlando is establishing a formalized design guidebook and corridor selection for the implementation of Complete Streets in the City of Orlando, which will address the unbalanced … Continue reading

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18 Local Architecture Firms Rank in National Top 300

Architectural Record Magazine issued their Top 300 List for 2015. Among those that made the list, 18 firms had branch offices or were headquartered here. While locals feel we are a small town, the architectural firms here are big league companies. Three … Continue reading

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The Mid Century Motel gets Supersized at Universal Orlando

Universal’s  1800 Room Cabana Bay Beach Resort is Universal’s latest addition to its collection of on property guest resorts adjacent to its Universal Studios and Universal Islands of Adventure Theme parks. This property was featured in last month’s issue of Architectural … Continue reading

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Way Cool Homes Tour

Phil Kean Design Group focuses their design studio on Modern styling. The houses they have designed are sleek, clean and spacious, with an open flow between the inside and outdoor entertainment areas. Sign up for this AIA Orlando event, and be treated to … Continue reading

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Orlando 1920’s Landmark Train Station Restored

Last Week’s celebration highlighted the 2nd restoration of the Atlantic Coast Line’s railroad station built in 1926. The renovation undertaken by the City of Orlando, in conjunction with the Florida Department of Transportation, Orlando Health, Amtrak and The Collage Companies cost … Continue reading

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