The Antioch21 Church at the corner of Bumby Avenue and East Robinson Street will be replaced by a new mixed-use concept this summer. The warehouse has already been gutted, painted, and is currently in the process of being thoroughly renovated...
This Arts-Based Placemaking webinar was presented in July, 2015, by Project for Public Spaces Senior Vice President and Creative Placemaking expert, Cynthia Nikitin. Arts-Based Placemaking creates opportunities for communities to reclaim and reinvigorate public spaces through and Arts and Culture...
The Pine Hills Neighborhood Improvement District is partnering with the Incremental Development Alliance and Canin Family Foundation on an upcoming webinar and workshop to empower residents to affect change in their communities through small scale development. Lessons include training on...
Mural Arts Philadelphia (Website) is hosting a revolutionary event in the fall of 2017, called Monument Lab; a participatory, city-wide project that asks residents for their vision of a monument that best represents Philadelphia. In 2015, the Monument Lab team collected over 400...
First Green Bank filed paperwork seeking approval for a series of facade improvements on their new building Downtown, located at 250 N. Orange Avenue . The Appearance Review Board (APB) was requested to grant a Major Certificate of Appearance Approval...
According to Paul Brinkmann of the Orlando Sentinel, Boston-based firm, Northland Paramount LLC, has purchased the 16-story Paramount on Lake Eola building for approximately $65.2 M. The purchase included 266 units, along with the spaces that house Publix, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, and...
Mather’s Social Gathering (Website), the new library/speakeasy/watering hole we wrote about in January HERE, will soft open on Friday, May 12 at 9 p.m. The new venue is an effort by Team Market Group, the people behind Red Mug Diner, and...
This three bedroom, three bath home is located in the heart of the Lake Eola Heights historic district, but was built in 2007. It sits at 1,904 SF and features wood floors, an over-sized two-car garage, granite counter tops, and...
CityLab Orlando (Website) is an off-campus program run by the University of Florida, in their Graduate School of Architecture, and is located in Downtown Orlando. The three-year program teaches students about architecture and urban theory, and allows for individual research...
Two years after the designs were submitted to the City for approval, the new sign has been installed at the new Downtown Walgreens. The smaller signs on the exterior were installed earlier in the month. The larger blade sign was fabricated...
EDIT: THIS POSTING HAS SINCE BEEN REMOVED FROM CRAIGSLIST.  A tiny house with modern design elements is listed for sale on Craigslist for 38,000. The home, on wheels, is only a year old and is equipped with LED lighting, new AC,...
As we wrote HERE in January, Citrus Restaurant will be replaced by a new Mexican concept. That new concept, Reyes Mezcaleria (Facebook | Website), will soft open on Monday, May 1, if all goes well with the City. Jason Chin, the...
A 13-story multi-family residential tower is being proposed for 108 E. Livingston Street , called Magnolia Rose. The property has been affectionately labeled as "The Wedge," for years in urban planning forums. The proposed 320 unit development would also include...
The local branch of AIA Orlando, the American Institute of Architects, has released a first run of a book on local architecture, the Architectural Guide to Central Florida. The new book gives a comprehensive look at the region's "outstanding buildings" that span...
  I Wish This Was is a monthly series that transforms ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of. This series is made possible by our partnership with Interstruct Inc., a leading design...
The Municipal Planning Board has approved new plans for the Broadstone Lakehouse project, to be located on the northern shore of Lake Ivanhoe. The proposed residential tower will replace the Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home with its historic rooftop neon sign. The...
Architect Magazine (Website) recently wrote an article on Downtown Orlando called, "Assume There’s No Magic Kingdom for Five Minutes," which looked at Orlando's changing urban fabric. Highlights of the article include: A nod to Orlando's car-centric design grid that led to...
The Orlando Business Journal recently recognized Atrium Management with a Community Impact award, in recognition for their Milk District property redevelopments in the past year. Atrium Managment is led by Adam Wonus, who came into the public eye after purchasing...
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...
The groundbreaking of Steinmetz Hall, the long-awaited second-phase of the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, was held on March 6, and construction has already begun. The 1,700 SF acoustical hall will feature three tiers as well as a moving shell...
Park Lake Presbyterian Church (Website) has filed paperwork with the City of Orlando, declaring their intent to expand the footprint of their existing Faith Arts Village campus. Faith Arts Village Orlando (Facebook | Website), or FAVO, is a series of...
  "What's happening with the Orlando Inc building after they move into the downtown building with orlando economic partnership." - Sarah Elbadri The Orlando Economic Development Commission and the Central Florida Partnership announced that they would be merging, HERE, this past...
This two-bedroom, two-bathroom mobile home is located just off of Conway in Southeastern Orlando, sandwiched between Goldenrod and Semoran . The 737 SF home was built in 1982, the same year as EPCOT, and features its own carport and laundry...
UPDATE: Ace Cafe will open for business at 7 a.m. Friday, May 19   Ace Cafe Orlando (Website) just hosted their first hard-hat media tour, on Tuesday, March 28, of their soon-to-open 35,000 SF Downtown entertainment plaza. The England-based company has been...
Townie Tourist (Facebook | Website) is a weekly series of tours, hosted by Orlando native Jenny De Witt. De Witt takes viewers on a walking tour of a different neighborhood each Saturday at 10 a.m. and broadcasts it using...