The 11-story mixed use multifamily development currently called "Orange and Robinson Apartments" needs retail canopies, facade improvements, and more according to the Appearance Review Board.
The 11-story mixed use multifamily development currently called "Orange and Robinson Apartments" at 336 N. Orange Avenue has gone through some changes since it made its original Request for a Major Certificate of Appearance Approval prior to its June 20th Appearance Review Board meeting.
One big change is that the property the project is going on is no longer owned by Diocese of Orlando. They sold it to Mid-America Apartments LP.
It's now 368 units, up from the original 325.
It's now got a 729 space parking garage, up from a 606 space one.
During the meeting, discussion ensued regarding the building's skyline architecture along the Orange Avenue façade, color, the opportunity for canopies for the retail space, enough screening on the roof to hide future placement of telecommunications equipment, the PD decision that did not require more ground floor retail due to the prominent location of the building, and landscape especially at the garage.
A motion was made by Fulvio Romano and seconded by Michael Mulhall to defer the item until the applicant addresses the board concerns. The motion carried 5-2, with Jeffrey Arms and John Paul Weesner voting against the deferral.