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, a kitchenette, and complete bathroom. It also has...
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...
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 building their first American location on the 2.94 acre Harry P. Leu...
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...
The Fisher Beacon Project is an effort being spearheaded by MKR City, a group that connects makers and creatives in Detroit, that has resulted in the creation of a pop-up halfpipe in the Fisher Building in Detroit. The Fisher Halfpipe is bringing...
In response to the deferment of their application for a density bonus, Alliance Realty Partners, LLC, will be hosting a follow-up neighborhood workshop to discuss their proposed project on Friday, March 31. For more information on the deferment HERE. The workshop will...
UPDATE: A PUBLIC MEETING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 31. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.  The proposed 288-unit Broadstone Lake House project, that we've written about previously HERE, was denied a request for a density bonus by the Municipal Planning...
The City of Orlando is hosting a public information open house on April 4, from 5-7 p.m. at the Callahan Neighborhood Center for residents who are interested in learning more about the project. Construction will take place during the...
The City of Orlando has already broken ground on the Colonial pedestrian bridge that will connect the Orlando Urban Trail to Gertrude's Walk in Downtown, as shown below. The 200 foot-long bridge was already approved by the Appearance Review Board...
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...
The new phase of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the construction of Steinmetz Hall, is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Monday, March 6. Steinmetz Hall will be a 1,700 three-tier acoustical hall featuring a moving shell...
The Downtown Development Board is hosting a walking tour to highlight historic points of interest in Downtown Orlando on Thursday, March 2. The 45-minute walking tour will feature multiple guest speakers, including Michael Perkins, Executive Director of the Historical Society...
A new coffee shop/retail store has opened on New England Avenue called New General (Facebook | Website). The New General is a contemporary take on a general store, and serves coffee and breakfast from a street-facing window, which opens at...
The Retro Modern Home Tour (Website) is inviting Orlandoans to take a tour of six mid-century modern homes in the Audubon Park Garden District, on Saturday, February 18. The tour will bring attendees inside private residences before heading to a...