Michael Owen, the artist behind the Baltimore Love Project (Website), came to Orlando in October 2016 to install a Pulse-inspired mural on the southern face of the local Einstein Bros Bagels, which we covered HERE. The piece was made possible through...
In an email released earlier today, the Orlando Police Department and the City of Orlando have announced their intent to continue to test facial recognition technology, following news that their original six-month contract with Amazon had ended in late June. The...
The City of Orlando is awarding 18 grants to local projects and organizations, totaling $95,000, as part of the Mayor’s Matching Grant program, Schools and 501(c)3 non-profit organizations are awarded grants of up to $10,000* to offer programs that engage...
Rollins College has been planning to build a new parking garage at 200 E. New England Avenue but now Winter Park is looking to join the party. The new garage is currently planned as part of an expansion to the...
The City of Orlando is hosting a workshop to discuss a study that is currently underway to analyze the current transportation network in both the Milk and Mills 50 Districts and make them safer for pedestrians, residents, and drivers. The...
Happy Fourth of July, Orlando. In an effort to make this a fun, safe, and memorable holiday we've rounded up some of the best events and tips to get through this crazy day. But first, let's take a minute to...
Late last week the City of Orlando unveiled a fowl new bike rack at Lake Eola. The City decided to that there was a need to replace some aging hanger racks that had been located on the eastern edge of Lake...
In a follow-up to a story we did last November, plans have finally been released for the upcoming renovations of the vacant Grand Avenue School, located at 800 Grand Street . The City of Orlando will be moving multiple programs...
The contract between the City of Orlando and Amazon has ended; one that allowed for a pilot program testing Amazon's fledgling facial recognition software, Rekognition. Orlando was reported as being one of, if not the first, police forces in the country to...
The City of Orlando's Solid Waste department has launched a survey in an effort to find out what residents know about recycling. Information gleaned from the survey will be used to launch an educational campaign this summer. Why an education campaign?...
Update: According to Orlando Weekly HEREthe OHA will be hosting a public meeting at 2 p.m. June 28 to share updates on this issue. Click for more details.  As first reported on News 6 on clickorlando.com, the Orlando Housing Authority has announced plans...
The Downtown Information Center will be closing temporarily in order to be fully-remodeled and fancified, beginning Friday, June 29. The Downtown Development Board and the City of Orlando hired local branding agency, Prismatic (Website) to create a proposal for a new...
The Sierra Club is looking for a Senior Organizing Representative to help achieve their goals for the Florida Clean Energy for All Campaign. The Organizing Representative is responsible for recruiting, engaging, and motivating people to volunteer and build grassroots power...
The City of Orlando will host free swimming lessons at five local community pools on Thursday, June 21 as part of a global effort to reduce the risk of drowning. The event is being hosted by hundreds of communities around...
LYNX has officially hit the quarter-century mark. The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (that's their full name - like Lady Gaga is really Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) will be launching a months-long celebration for their riders and employees with surprise...
The Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs office is accepting submissions for their fourth annual Sculpture on the Lawn exhibition. Selected sculptures will be featured at the entrance to the Orange County Administration Center, located at 201 S. Rosalind Avenue in...
EDIT: To be clear, any quotes in the post below are not our own. They are pulled directly from the Smart Growth America study.    "Orlando’s project faced significant resistance, especially from people who care more about their speed than others’...
Netherlands-based urban problem solvers, Social Sofa (Website), are a group that is working to make residential neighborhoods more civil and friendly simply by placing benches in them. Social Sofa believes that people feel safer in their neighborhoods when they are...
The Orlando Economic Partnership (Website) is currently accepting applications for their new pilot, the Orlando Technology Community Support Pilot Program. The program, in partnership with the City of Orlando, will provide matching grants up to $10,000 to help develop tech-focused events...
EDIT: To qualify for a front-facing mural on your business you must be located in an official Main Street District. Click HERE to see the full code.   The Artistic Mural Pilot Program launched in 2015 and restricted how and what...
The Ivanhoe Village Main Street (Website) has issued a Call to Artists for their Art Box initiative; a program pushed by the City of Orlando to help brand the city's Main Streets. Whereas the subject matter for Mills 50's art...
The City of Orlando has placed "condemned" notices on the popular Parramore event venue, 1010 West (Website). 1010 West, named after it's address of 1010 W. Church Street , is a former airplane hangar that was built in the early 1900s,...
UPDATE: The Mayor is unable to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and will be replaced by District 5 Commissioner Regina Hill.    The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando (Website) is partnering with Aloft Orlando (Website) to launch a new foster dog...
The City's Community Redevelopment Agency's Advisory Board will be looking at a proposal at their upcoming meeting on Thursday, May 24 to possibly bring back the short-lived Downtown Ambassador program. The program, in partnership with Block by Block (Website), to...
We told you HERE in April that the Ivanhoe Village Main Street had lost their Executive Director (well, not lost as much as, fired). They've now begun the job search for their new ED. This full-time position is responsible for...