Tuesday, February 21, 2017
- Unique top-level customer arrival experience — Arrivals and bag claim will be located on the third level so passengers will experience the beauty of Central Florida immediately after deplaning. Departures, ticketing and security will be located on the second level and ground transportation on the first level.
- State-of-the-art Baggage Handling System — Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology will offer 100% baggage tracking. Faster than conventional baggage conveyors. Modularity will allow for future expansion. Lower life-cycle cost.
- Dynamic concessions — More concessions will be located beyond security. Club/Lounge opportunities will be available along with a “concessions in the park” area.
- Imaginative multi-media experience — Interactive video displays will be featured in the ticket hall and concessions hub.
Monday, February 20, 2017
The Downtown Orlando Partnership (DOP) will be hosting the 28th annual Golden Brick Awards luncheon on March 7th, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the historic Ballroom at Church Street. The Golden Brick Awards recognize community and development projects that have positively impacted Downtown Orlando in the previous year. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and City of Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan will be in attendance to honor the 2016 Downtowner of the Year.
More than 40 projects will be recognized at the luncheon for their contributions to Downtown and 13 Golden Bricks will be awarded. Project finalists include:
Registration for this annual sell-out event runs through March 1st. Tickets are $45 for DOP members and $60 for non-members. Table sponsorship for members is $500 and $600 for non-members. Visit www.doporlando.com for more information. For media wishing to cover Golden Brick Awards, press passes may be requested by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
On June 11, 2008, Buena Vista Corporation petitioned Orange County to establish the Midtown Orlando Community Development District for approximately 171.40 acres of land. See the map at the bottom of this post for the exact location.
The quasi-public district was to contain a mixed-use community including the following:
- 605,342 square feet of commercial retail and office space
- 3,441 hotel rooms
- 20,000 square feet for a laundry facility
- The infrastructure necessary to support such land uses.
- 2,877 construction jobs
- 1,366 permanent jobs
- $35 million in on-going annual salaries
- $5.8 million generated in annual property taxes
The district had many powers including "the power to finance, fund, plan, establish, acquire, construct, reconstruct, enlarge or extend, equip, operate, and maintain systems, facilities and basic infrastructure within, and outside of, the boundaries of the District." It's described on former Vice-Chairman Rich Bradely's bio page as "part of the legislative oversight group for the 257-acre, billion dollar upscale mixed use tourist development project near the Walt Disney World Resort."
Below are renderings and slides from the original August 19, 2008 public hearing.
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Sunday, February 19, 2017
- Your Pro Kitchen – Commercial Kitchen space
- Haus 820 – Event venue
- Market Lofts – 12 market rate apartments
- Arti/facts Art Studio and Gallery
- Repurpose Art Studio
- Ashton Events Management Company
In May, the project was announced as 100% occupied.
The four original buildings on the property totaled 29,092 SF:
- Center of Hope 10, 348 SF
- Halo Center 7,150 SF
- Apartment Building 8,544 SF with 12 two-bedroom units
- Office and Storage 3,050 SF
Friday, February 17, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
The subject property is adjacent to a Publix anchored shopping center. National retailers such as Publix, Whole Foods, CVS, Wells Fargo, McDonalds and Panera bread surround the property.
The cost is $2,380,000.