Following on the earlier announcement that Dr. Phillips Charities would be transforming western College Park with their new Packing District development, even more information has been released. We already knew that the 100+ acres that are being gifted to the...
Dr. Phillips Charities has finally released their plans for a new mixed-use "Packing District" in west College Park that we hinted at HERE in 2016. The project will develop more than 200-acres of property that has been carefully assembled over...
The Orlando Chapter of the Awesome Foundation will be handing out free money on the weekend of December 9 and 10 around Lake Eola Park. The Awesome Foundation is a worldwide network of groups comprised of ten people that donate...
SPONSORED: Downtown Orlando local businesses and organizations will celebrate the holiday spirit this year by participating in Deck the Downtown 2017. Also known as Deck the DTO, this program is a collaborative effort between the Downtown Arts District, Downtown Orlando Partnership, Church...
OUC will be installing a number of pedestrian lights around the Park of the Americas dog park and visitor area located at 201 Andes Avenue . The utility company will be relocating 39 lights from Parramore Heritage Park to Park...
"We have a crisis… First, the fountain was turned off in advance of Irma.  Smart move. BUT – then it never was turned back on.  Why? THEN – earlier this week, they brought this boat in…and poof, next thing...
The City of Winter Park has opened their seasonal skating rink, located in Central Park’s West Meadow at 150 North New York Avenue . You can skate for $13 a person or $25 for a pair. There are also discounts available...
The Winter Park City Commissioners have unanimously approved Adjaye Associates' conceptual design for the upcoming Winter Park Public Library and Events Center. Bungalower was in attendance at the unveiling of the plans on November 2, HERE, when the public was...
The East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (Website) was just awarded a $100,000 grant as part of a new Cycles and Sprouts program in the Holden Heights neighborhood. This project is one of six separate projects that were awarded...
Keen observers may recall that we already posted this job back in June, HERE. The job description has since been changed and reposted, closing for new applications on November 19. The Assistant Director would assist the Division Director with all general...
UPDATE: The Winter Park City Commission will discuss the designs at the Monday, November 13 City Commission meeting.  Winter Park residents were finally shown the first conceptual plans for their future 50,000 SF civic library and events center, planned for...
The Thornton Park Main Street District hired local plant experts, Seed 2 Source (Website) to redo their tree wells in the neighborhood. Which they've recently done, using drought tolerant species like in the photo below. While there, the crew also...
Editor's Note: I sit on the Board of Trustees for Harry P. Leu Gardens   Harry P. Leu Gardens is 70 percent open following the damage left behind by Hurricane Irma and they are in the process of rallying themselves for...
The City of Orlando's Green Works Division will be installing 21 new recycling units in Downtown Orlando, including 7 new "Big Belly" units. Big Belly (Website) is a Smart City business that delivers multiple benefits besides diverting waste from landfills....
As mentioned in a recent blog post on the City of Orlando website, the City is looking to transform an empty Downtown lot into a "modern interactive public gathering space." The lot in question sits on the corner of Orange...
Winter Park has lit the same red cedar tree in their Central Park for the past 29 years as part of their annual holiday celebrations, but thanks to Irma, that tradition is out on the curb with the rest...
Construction on the new Denning Drive multi-use trail is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 9. We first wrote about the Denning Drive road diet HERE in 2015. The trail project will be divided into three phases, with the first...
The One Pulse Foundation has submitted plans for an interim memorial to be located on the Pulse Nightclub site on South Orange Avenue. The plans, penned by Dix Hite landscape architects, focuses on the grounds themselves and the parking lot...
Original estimates on the damage Leu Gardens experienced from Hurricane Irma seem to have been drastically low-balled. Leu Gardens Director Robert Bowden told his Board of Directors early Wednesday morning that his staff has performed a comprehensive inventory of the...
The governmental triumvirate that is Orange County, the City of Winter Park, and the City of Orlando, have lifted the Lake Advisory that was placed on all City lakes following Hurricane Irma. Storms like Hurricane Irma have a high possibility...
The Lake Alert that was issued for Lake Formosa has been lifted, as of September 20. Following a sanitary sewer overflow from a private lift station behind Mills Park (more on that HERE), roughly 15,000 gallons of sewage leaked into...
The Orlando Science Center is offering a $10 Admission Day on Sunday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is regularly $20.95 for adults and $14.95 for youth aged 3-11. Discounted tickets are limited and tend to sell...
UPDATE: If you have not registered ahead of time for the cleanup event HERE. You will be turned away at the gates. They are at capacity (which is a great problem to have). As we wrote last week, the Harry...
The Orlando Science Center (Website) will be open Wednesday, September 13 to provid day camps for families affected by Irma-induced power outages. The Science Center will be open until 5 p.m. both Wednesday and Thursday, including KidsTown, with children in...
Leu Gardens (Website) has been heavily damaged from the recent Hurricane Irma. Due to what appears to have been some sort of microburst/tornado occurrence, dozens of trees have been leveled and the historic Leu House has also been damaged. The Director...