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...
I Wish This Was is a weekly series that transforms ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of.  A pair of non-functioning grain silos in Kissimmee are being given away for free on...
I Wish This Was is a series of badly Photoshopped images that transform ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of.  Following the recent closure of Coffee Culture Café & Eatery (Website | Facebook) on...
I Wish This Was is a series of badly Photoshopped images that transform ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of.  The Thornton Park Laundry is a staple of the local neighborhood .  Renters...
I Wish This Was is a series of badly Photoshopped images that transform ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of.  Simonet Electric is a mom-and-pop shop in the Mills 50 District that...
As part of our 2015 story roundup series we will be taking a look back at some of our favorite posts of the past year. The following collection of one of our newest columns, I Wish This Was. I Wish This...
Ferg's Depot is getting ready to open their new venue in the former Train Depot on Church Street, but there's a little sliver of land behind the fancy new shipping container oyster bars that could use a little sprucing...
I Wish This Was is a series of badly photoshopped images that transform ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of.  This week's iteration of I Wish This Was wants to use...
I Wish This Was is a weekly series of badly photoshopped images that transform ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of.  Last week we wrote about the upcoming closure of the...
Project DTO presented their final report to the City Council yesterday. Consisting of 100 volunteers, Project DTO was a taskforce called upon to assess Downtown Olando's strengths and weaknesses and then recommend ways to improve our City. The volunteers came up with...
Stonewall Bar Orlando (Facebook | Website) opened back in 2007 as a restaurant and the owner, Steven Watkins, was hailed as a "pioneer of Parramore" for locating his new business on West Church Street.  Eventually the restaurant became a popular...
Winter Park, Orlando and a lot of other Central Florida communities are losing their mature tree canopy, little by little, each year. A few years ago, the Director of Urban Forestry for the City of Winter Park even estimated...
You may have noticed last week that all of the social medias were full of pretty yellow-flowered trees. Usually the photos featured a stand-alone tree, glowing in all it's awesome yellowness, heralding spring in Central Florida. We wish there was...
I Wish This Was is a weekly series of badly photoshopped images that transform ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of.  This 7,560 SF vacant warehouse  was built in 1969. It...
We love parks ... but, some parks were created a little less equal than others. Festival Park in the Milk District is one of the largest parks in the City of Orlando, but it also happens to be...
We're lucky to have our Bungalower desks located at Canvs (Facebook | Website)  in the Church Street Exchange building downtown. One of the many benefits of working at the downtown co-working space is that whenever we need to run...
With the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at one of its corners, the plaza at the intersection of South and Orange is really grand. Unfortunately, you don't notice how great the civic space is until you're passing...
This 5,352 square foot commercial lot  was built in 1958 and was once a laundromat More recently it had a short stint as a weekend farmers market run by Eat More Produce (Facebook), but now stands empty. With Will's Pub (Facebook |...