MetroPlan is neck deep in their Corrine Drive Complete Streets study and held their first public workshop at Leu Gardens on July 27. The above video was a promo for the workshop which has already taken place, which presented...
We've been following the Corrine situation since 2015 when we wished for a "Calmer Corrine" in our I Wish This Was ... column. Since then, MetroPlan Orlando has launched a Complete Streets project that could reshape the contentious corridor into something...
A petition on Change.org is asking the City of Orlando to install a rainbow crosswalk at the intersection of South Orange Avenue and Kaley Street, in recognition of the Pulse shootings. Orange Avenue itself is a State Road and outside...
UPDATE: Click HERE to see the Historic Neighborhood Improvement Initiative Facebook page.  A petition is making the rounds in the Lake Lawsona Historic District, to request that their power lines be placed underground. Neighbors in the district are working with OUC...
Local blogger, David Porter, will address City Council 2 p.m. Monday, May 15, demanding the removal of the Confederate Statue at Lake Eola by Orlando United Day, June 12, 2017. The memorial was originally erected by a local chapter of...
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...
A steering committee of Valencia faculty, staff, and community partners has recently launched the Pulse Memorial Scholarship to aid the LGBTQ and Hispanic population in pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities in Central Florida. Over 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBTQ...
PHOTO VIA HANDY PANTRY FACEBOOK PAGE EDIT: The Rais have reopened the convenience store under limited hours. The deli side will remain closed/provide limited options for the foreseeable future as Arati heals.  A Go Fund Me has been launched to support...
This March, over 21 Florida Mayors signed a letter to ask the moderators of the next presidential debates to discuss climate change plans - from the city of Tampa to Miami, but Orlando was noticeably absent. One of our...
Jet Blue is holding a contest that pits city against city. The winner could get a new free park space. The contest began on April 1 and ends on April 30. Austin Texas is the clear front runner with a...
Photo via cityoforlando.net The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with Disney | ABC Television Group, and ESPN to improve parks across the country in the Parks Build Community campaign. One of three City of Orlando parks will...
Timucua White House (Website), the house-turned-free-music-venue in Downtown South, is being required by the City of Orlando to apply for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to remain open. The space, owned-and-operated by Benoit Glazer (the Music Director for local Cirque...
There are two competing petitions for upcoming 2016 amendments that are circulating in Orlando at the moment. One encourages people to support a ballot initiative to allow Floridians the right to buy electricity from companies that can install solar panels...
UPDATE: According to Lauren Roth, Senior manager of facilities communications for Orange County Public Schools, OCPS is  planning to allow Howard and Hillcrest students to stay at their school. Click HERE to see proposed rezoning maps.  The OCPS will be rezoning its schools soon and that...
The Atlanta-based developers, Pollack Shores Real Estate Group (Website), have won round one in their ongoing struggle against College Park residents to build their Princeton at College Park apartment complex. A group of neighbors under the banner Rethink the Princeton filed a petition...
Kappo (Facebook | Website), the seven-seat Japanese restaurant in East End Market is being reportedly being mandated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) to "westernize" their shop with the addition of a sneeze guard. The current restaurant features...
The Florida Department of Transportation will be installing a new exfiltration system on Lake Ivanhoe as part of the ongoing I-4 Ultimate project, as part of a commitment to not build any new stormwater ponds in College Park. An exfiltration...
  Senate Bill 966, which seeks to ban disposable plastic bags, has been added to the April 8 agenda by Chairman Senator Dean to the Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation. The Bill asks that certain municipalities (with populations under...
Residents have started a petition to bring a swimming area and beach back to Lake Ivanhoe. Swimming isn't prohibited on the lake and it's a popular lake for paddle boarding and other water activities but there isn't a beach area...
Bungalower member Sarah Elbadri started a petition to convince the City of Orlando to allow app based ride sharing companies like Lyft to operate in the City. The petition reads: To: Mayor Buddy Dyer, and the Orlando City Council Please give Orlando the transportation...