According to the West Orlando News, there are over 250 registered sex offenders that live near the new multi-use path that was recently installed along Westmoreland Drive, calling it "Mayor Dyer's Sex Offender Sidewalk." Read their full story HERE. According...
According to Kyle Arnold of the Orlando Sentinel, a new bar and cafe will be opening next to the Orlando City Soccer Stadium. The Lion's Den (Website), located at 642 W. Church Street , would operate the business as a cafe...
The eastward expansion of the free Downtown bus circulator, LYMMO, is set to begin service on Friday, August 4. The new 2.1 mile stretch will serve nine stops that include the Courthouse, FAMU College of Law, Creative Village, the Amway...
Pop-up dinner event company, the Dinner Party Project (Website), has partnered with local ceramics artist LeAnn Siefferman, on a series of dinners where people will share a meal and ideas on topics not often discussed around the dinner table. The new...
According to a post on their Facebook page, Nikki's Place (Facebook | Website) will be re-opening their soul food restaurant by mid-August. The popular Southern restaurant had been open for 16 years before suffering extensive damage from a fire, in March, 2015. They were...
Orlando-based comedian Rauce Padgett’s (Facebook) has released the third video in his a series of videos that look at the “big questions” Central Floridians are asking right now. This latest video shines the spotlight at Camping World Stadium's name. The real...
Award-winning rapper and recording artist Jay-Z will be performing at the Amway Center on November 11 at 8 p.m. The 4:44 Tour is Jay-Z's 13th platinum album. It was highly anticipated to be his response to wife Beyonce's Lemonade album. Tickets run $26-$266...
With the construction of the new Parramore K-8 school nearing completion. The City of Orlando will be carrying out major renovations and improvements along the Westmoreland Drive corridor. The improvements will take place in the general area of the new...
"I seem to see one glaring error already in the planning of Creative Village ..." - BUNGALOWER READER We received the following message from a Bungalower reader who wished to remain anonymous, concerning the Creative Village development in Downtown Orlando's Parramore neighborhood. " ... In...
The City of Orlando's Creative Village Development Review Committee has approved plans for a 15-story student housing development, for the Downtown UCF/Valencia College campus in Parramore. The planned mixed-use building would house 7,700 students when completed, if approved by City...
UPDATE: The deadline for submissions has been extended to June 30, 2017 The City of Orlando is accepting conceptual renderings for a bronze relief sculpture, to be installed on the front wall of the new Fire Station 2 building in...
Juice Bike Share (Facebook | Website) sent out the below message to bike share members, concerning discontinuing their bike valet service at Orlando City Soccer games. Public bike racks are still available at the soccer stadium. Read the message below...
The City's Creative Village Development Review Committee has issued a recommendation for approval on plans submitted for a building that will anchor UCF's Downtown campus (Website). The Dr. Phillips Academic Commons is the first building to reach this point in...
UPDATE: The City of Orlando has postponed the hearing to May.  The West Art District is a 45,000 SF campus comprised of a group of colorful buildings, located in Parramore, at the corner of Central Boulevard and Westmoreland Drive. The former...
The Orlando Regional Realtor Foundation (Website) will be gifting homes to two of six families that are receiving mortgage-free homes this year. The families are those of income-qualified veterans and it is part of their collaborative project with the City...
The District is a reoccurring series, hosted by our partners at Studio 17 TV (Facebook | Instagram| Website), that operates as your guide to what’s happening in the City Beautiful. As Stevie Nicks’ 24 Karat Gold Tour With Special Guests Pretenders winds...
We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, so we have started featuring them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our favorite urbanist...
The grand opening of the new Orlando Police Department Headquarters is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The new 96,000 SF building is located at 1250 W. South Street and was designed to incorporate public spaces into...
Take a tour of the sprawling West Art District (Facebook), which is located on Central Boulevard between Orange Blossom Trail and Westmoreland Drive. The new art space in Parramore held an open house on Sunday, March 5 and Jon Busdeker had...
VIDEO VIA CITY OF ORLANDO The City of Orlando's public Pottery Studio (Facebook | Website) was originally established in 1968. The focus of the public program is to provide a safe place for City residents to learn and explore the art...
The third phase of construction costs for the streetscape improvements on West Central Boulevard were approved last month, the total cost of which will be $4,317,537.   The corridor in question stretches along West Central Boulevard between Glenn Lane and Hughey...
A project overview entitled "Division Avenue Dedications" has been filed to do a preliminary review for possible streetscape improvements of the Downtown corridor. The City-initiated amendment to the Growth Management plan is looking to create a new subarea policy to...
Orlando City Soccer's debut game in the new stadium brought a sea of purple and gold to the Parramore neighborhood. Bungalower and Jon Busdeker were on-site to see the sights, chant, and raise a glass. An estimated 25,527 people attended the...
Orlando City Soccer applied to get Temporary Use Permits to allow for parking on five lots, reviewed by City Council at the February 27th Council Meeting. The permits would allow for parking for media and employees at 925 W. Church Street...
Orlando Venues is requesting approval from the City of Orlando for funds to purchase upgrades for their existing Wi-Fi infrastructure. The Venues are asking for $121,371.55 from the City to purchase upgrades which will provide full coverage to the Amway...