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City of Orlando drafts Complete Streets policy language

Rendering via www.ca-city.com

Rendering via www.ca-city.com

A recent draft of a proposed Complete Streets policy for the City of Orlando will be reviewed during the September Municipal Planning Board meeting.

Edgewater Drive was recently highlighted as a national model of complete streets in a report released by Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition.

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OUC to build solar array over East Orlando landfill

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Photo courtesy of OUC

The Orlando Utilities Commission will be building a 13 megawatt solar array in eastern Orange County, at a landfill. According to OUC General Manager and CEO Ken Ksionek, it would be the only solar array in the country to be installed over a landfill.

The new array will have more than 41,000 solar panels and cover more than 31 acres of landfill, and will provide enough electricity to power about 1,500 homes.

 

 

Orlando coffee shop roundup

Art via vi.sualize.us

Art via vi.sualize.us

By Frank Flanagan

Orlando has seen a marked rise in the amount of coffee shops the past few years and it gets a little hard trying to keep them in mind when you wake up nice and early and need that fix of java to get your day started right.

We’ve assembled a fairly comprehensive list of Orlando’s coffee shops below to make that search for a cup o’ joe a little easier.

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Plans for new K-8 in Audubon Park

Rendering via OCPS.net

Rendering via OCPS.net

By Guest Columnist Leslie Wolcott

UPDATE – The original post said this was the site of Princeton Elementary, which is incorrect. We’ve edited this piece since it’s original posting

We happened into a meeting at Bikes, Beans and Bordeaux (Website) today where architects, OCPS employees including John Morris, the Chief Facilities Officer for Orange County Public Schools, and Orange County School Board member Nancy Robbinson presented plans for the new Urban K-8 School at the 13-acre OCPS site in Audubon Park.

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Ask Bungalower: How much of Lake Eola will be taken by the new City Centre development?

Photo via mynews13.com

Photo via mynews13.com

A few of our readers have been asking us for some clarification on the proposed City Centre (Lake Eola Development) project, asking what exactly would be affected if it is allowed to go forward. According to the attached plans, the “existing fountain,” (which is actually Sperry Fountain, the centerpiece of the existing small plaza next door) will remain. Sperry Fountain was the first fountain to be installed in Lake Eola back in 1914 (although the the original iron fountain was eventually replaced by a bronze replica in 2011).

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