New Streetscape for New Retail Coming Downtown

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By Mark Baratelli
We told you December 9th that street level retail was coming to the Central Business District at 20 N. Orange Ave. Steelbridge 20 North, LLC will be completing significant renovations including restructuring their first level floor plan to include new retail units that will further activate what is currently viewed as Downtown Orlando’s Main and Main. A portion of the building that faces Wall Street will receive a new retail canopy, new glass storefront doors, stucco repair, and exterior lighting.

The company is also interested in improving the streetscape/landscaping. Improvements will include brick paver installation and refurbishment, landscaping, irrigation, and new and relocated pedestrian lights.

On January 24, 2018, the CRA Advisory Board recommended approval to the CRA of the Agreement with Steelbridge 20 North, LLC for reimbursement of streetscape improvement costs of up to $155,374.07. That money is coming from the Streetscape Cost Sharing Program. This program is how Ace Cafe is getting reimbursed $174,100.84.

Under the Program, which is included within the Downtown Streetscape Guidelines, the CRA provides financial assistance towards certain eligible streetscape projects within the Downtown Orlando Community Redevelopment Area.
This image was used in the council cover sheet as a way to communicate their vision.