With the Colonial Pedestrian Bridge support tower nearly finished, Orlando residents are suddenly becoming much more aware of the bridge project than they were before. The 200 foot-long bridge is being hailed as the missing connection between the Orlando Urban...
A new Hilton Garden Inn (Website) is set to break ground in the fourth quarter of 2018 in northern Winter Park's Ravaudage development. Located on Lee Road, this will be the third hotel to be built in Winter Park city...
The City of Orlando recently released a 9-question survey, aimed at collecting information from City Beautiful residents about how prepared they are for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins June 1. Questions include timelines for preparedness, what residents focus on...
The Appearance Review Board approved a Major Certificate of Appearance Approval for renovations of a Stadium-adjacent building located at 642 W. Church Street back in 2017. Original plans for the renovations of the building called for a new mesh-covered...
"Hey Bungalower, what's the plan for Lake Ivanhoe in regards to I-4 Ultimate? Will there be walk ways?" - Bungalower Reader According to our contacts at the Florida Department of Transportation, there will be a number of pedestrian access points...
An advisory panel at the Florida State University has recommended the removal of a statue of Francis Eppes from a high profile location in front of the Westcott Building on campus, near one of the main entrances. The same panel has...
The Orange County Mosquito Safety Division is charged with the task to battle the mosquito populations and keep their populations under control. In part because they're annoying and make you itchy, but mainly because mosquitoes sometimes carry diseases that...
Local nutrition consultant, health coach, and personal chef Hannah Aylward (Instagram | Website) created a local eating guide for one of her clients who wanted to eat out without sacrificing her health. The resulting Healthy Orlando Restaurant Guide is something Aylward...
The Orange County Library System was just awarded a 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, during the wee hours of May 1, 2018. This award is the highest honor for the industry, and is given to institutions that...
The City is offering free trees to Orlando residents via their One Person, One Tree initiative, presented in partnership with Arbor Day's Energy Saving Trees Program and funding from OUC and the Florida Forest Service. Residents can get up to...
The City of Orlando is installing a biker bar at the corner of Princeton and 17-92 for cyclists to use on the Orlando Urban Trail. As first reported by the Orlando Bike Coalition, the bar allows for cyclists, primarily those...
"Hey Bungalower, that foam-snow is still all over Downtown. Are they really going to clean it up?" - Bungalower Reader As we wrote about previously HERE, it has been "snowing" Polystyrene in Downtown Orlando for the past few months. The source...
Sixth grade students at the Monarch Learning Academy (Website) in College Park are leading a storytelling project based on the infamous "Jump Tree" that came down during Hurricane Irma. The tree had fixed Tarzan-ropes for swinging and was located in...
The City of Orlando has teamed up with Goodwill Industries of Central Florida for the third consecutive year to provide jobs for homeless individuals. Goodwill will screen, evaluate, and place homeless job-seekers in temporary roles through their GoodSource Staffing Services...
"Why is our College Park Fairwinds closing this month??? should I be worried?" - Laurie Anne Campbell, via Bungalower Buddies Facebook Group Fairwinds Credit Union (Website) will indeed be closing its College Park branch, at the end of the business day on...
In a follow up to the designs we shared on April 4, 2018 HERE, the developers behind the Golden Sparrow development have released more information regarding their mixed-use, multi-family tower planned for a vacant Downtown parcel. The three-phase, three-tower Golden...
Colonial Drive has reopened for east and westbound traffic at the Interstate 4 intersection with Garland Avenue following a brief closure over the weekend. Unexpected detours through Downtown Orlando had traffic backed up along Orange Avenue and several downtown sidestreets...
The City of Orlando will bring back their outdoor film screening series, Movieola, on Friday, April 27 with the film, Coco.  The event starts at 6 p.m. with games, music, and food with the film beginning at 8:15 p.m. in the...
Nashville-based coworking chain, E|Spaces (Website), has signed on to open a new space in Downtown Orlando. Jon Pirtle, CEO of the coworking firm, confirmed the move HERE in 2017 with Orlando Business Journal. They plan to take over 29,000 SF of space...
Six local coworking spaces have announced a new collaborative initiative called the Orlando Coworking Alliance (Website). Founding members of the alliance include Catalyst, COLAB, Hub 925, Orlando Game Space, ScribbleSpace, and Starter Studios (formerly Canvs). This new organization is meant to...
Our friends at Sensarie (Website) have launched a new service that matches people with the Orlando neighborhoods that are best for them. We've written about the Orlando-based mapmakers before; whether it was to share their Florida Shark Attack Map, their...
Orlando was host to the first racially-integrated Little League baseball game in the South in 1955. The all-black Pensacola Jaycees played against the all-white Orlando Kiwanis at Lake Lorna Doone roughly 63 years ago. Up until that point, white youth...
A new ice cream shop has opened in the 420 Building in South Eola that specializes in imaginative, scratch-made recipes. Greenery Creamery (Facebook | Website) serves both dairy-based and vegan options that are handcrafted in small batches so some of...
The City of Orlando has awarded a Professional Engineering Services contract to HDR Engineering, Inc., to update the City of Orlando Bicycle Plan. Two firms responded to a Request for Qualifications Statements for Professional Engineering Services in December, 2017; Toole...
Self-reliance and grassroots economic initiatives are snowballing in communities across the country, and most importantly, those affected by generational poverty and segregation. Us Lifting Us Economic Development Cooperative is a black-led coop that reinvests black-owned income into black neighborhoods, in...