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Busy Downtown Corner Getting New Hotel - and 20 Parking Spots

You'll have to valet to visit friends at this hotel. It only comes with 20 on-site parking spaces.



An Appearance Review Board Courtesy Review was done for a newly proposed 240 room hotel with 3,290 s.f. of commercial/ restaurant space at 409 N. Magnolia at the corner of N. Magnolia & E. Livingston in downtown Orlando. It will be presented to the Board June 21. View the County Appraiser Listing for the site HERE.


A master plan for the redevelopment of the 1.079 acre site will be heard by the Municipal Planning Board in July. In May 2018 the land use of the property was changed to Activity Center and the zoning was changed from O-3/t to AC-3A/T. The applicant is requesting a subarea Policy restricting building height.


The property currently houses a 2-story Travelodge hotel constructed in 1957 and a restaurant constructed in 1958. The three other corners at the intersection have already been developed or are under development. The Orange County Courthouse complex on one, Skyhouse mixed-use tower on another, and the recently approved Banner mixed-use project on the third corner. This activity signaled to the ARB staff that the under-developed Travelodge site would be next. Valet parking will be mandatory as the hotel will only offer 20 on-site parking spaces. The property owners are proposing to provide off-site parking in accordance with the City's Land Development Code, along with 20 on-site parking spaces and valet parking for the hotel's guests and employees. In addition, valet parking will be mandatory for all guests staying at the hotel. These proposals are being made because the proposed hotel is located within the City's Downtown Parking Area.

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