The Sports and Entertainment District that is replacing the block formerly occupied by the OPD Headquarters, the Orlando Rescue Mission, and the Church Street Garage, will be a large mixed-use development hosting a hotel, offices, expo space, retail, and...
The Sunlite Grocery and Market has applied for assistance through the City's Small Business Facade Program in order to freshen up their exterior. The owners of Sunlite Grocery, which is located at 211 N. Parramore Avenue , are looking to...
The new Marriott Hotel project located on the rebranded Sheraton Hotel corner in Downtown Orlando has just filed to replat the southern portion of the property for a proposed parking garage. The new full-service hotel would use the new three-story...
Popular BBQ spot, 4 Rivers Smokehouse has launched a new food truck endeavor. The truck will offer all of their most popular dishes from their brick and mortar locations; pulled pork, smoked chicken, and brisket. Sides include BBQ beans, coleslaw,...
The development team behind Creative Village have just released their Public Art Guidelines plan, which will govern how they treat public art in the new Parramore campus; which they've identified as a key component of their urban infill project. Besides...
VIDEO VIA CITY OF ORLANDO During Monday's City Council meeting, commissioners will vote on whether or not to issue a Temporary Use Permit for a one-year expansion of the Artistic Mural Pilot Program, specifically in reference to the West Art...
McRae Art Studios is hosting a 8x10 Inches of Art show at their new home in Arlington Arts, just off Westmoreland Drive in the Parramore District . Twenty artists in the collective have donated 100 works of art, that measure no more...
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...