The District is a reoccurring series, hosted by our partners at Studio 17 TV (Facebook | Instagram| Website), that operates as your guide to what’s happening in the City Beautiful. Each month, Bungalower and Studio 17 TV round up the most exciting...
  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...
A Lake Alert has been issued for Lawne Lake . A blockage in a sanitary line has resulted in approximately 800 gallons of sanitary waste being discharged into the lake. City Water Reclamation crews managed to remove the blockage and...
Townie Tourist (Facebook | Website) is a weekly series of tours, hosted by Orlando-native Jenny De Witt. De Witt takes viewers on a walking tour of a different neighborhood each Saturday at 10 a.m. and broadcasts it using Facebook...
UPDATE 4/21: There will be a new step in the flag selection process, following the most recent meeting of the Task Force. The City will be working with the top 4 finalists to improve the designs before opening them...
The Municipal Planning Board has approved new plans for the Broadstone Lakehouse project, to be located on the northern shore of Lake Ivanhoe. The proposed residential tower will replace the Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home with its historic rooftop neon sign. The...
Architect Magazine (Website) recently wrote an article on Downtown Orlando called, "Assume There’s No Magic Kingdom for Five Minutes," which looked at Orlando's changing urban fabric. Highlights of the article include: A nod to Orlando's car-centric design grid that led to...
Bike/Walk Central Florida (Website) and Healthy Central Florida (Website) will be hosting an event on May 6 called Bike 5 Cities, where participants will be guided on a 28-mile route that takes them through five cities; Winter Park, Orlando,...
Juice Bike Share (Facebook | Website) sent out the below message to bike share members, concerning discontinuing their bike valet service at Orlando City Soccer games. Public bike racks are still available at the soccer stadium. Read the message below...
Inhabit is a series by local photographer David Lawrence (Website), that shares stories about the people who call Orlando home. It is an exploration of where people live and spend their days, whether at home, in an office, the streets of...
The Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House in College Park has finally opened. We first wrote about the new innovative learning hub HERE in 2015 and again HERE in 2016. The 3,500 SF Kitchen House (Website) was created as a community hub...
The City's Creative Village Development Review Committee has issued a recommendation for approval on plans submitted for a building that will anchor UCF's Downtown campus (Website). The Dr. Phillips Academic Commons is the first building to reach this point in...
UPDATE: The City of Orlando has postponed the hearing to May.  The West Art District is a 45,000 SF campus comprised of a group of colorful buildings, located in Parramore, at the corner of Central Boulevard and Westmoreland Drive. The former...
Townie Tourist (Facebook | Website) is a weekly series of tours, hosted by Orlando-native Jenny De Witt. De Witt takes viewers on a walking tour of a different neighborhood each Saturday at 10 a.m. and broadcasts it using Facebook...
The National Transportation Noise Map tracks trends in transportation-related noise, including aviation and highway noise, and is part of the National Transportation Atlas Database (Website). The data is hoped to aid policy makers when making decisions based on noise-related transportation...
The #TearAwayWalls social justice campaign made waves on social media this past March when Alan Cumming shared a photo on his Instagram. Now the project is coming to Orlando from April 22-24 to do a series of photographs with Orlando residents. #TearAwayWalls...
This video message is from Orlando Economic Partnership's new President and CEO, Tim Giuliani. The Orlando Economic Partnership is a new organization created by the merging of the Economic Development Commission and Orlando Inc., Orlando's Chamber of Commerce.
The City of Orlando will begin switching to a new solid waste service schedule this May, one that halves garbage collection and doubles recycling pickups. The news follows on the tail of a successful trial project in curated Orlando neighborhoods, that...
EDIT: The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25. The City of Winter Park and representatives from GAI Consultant's Community Solutions Group will be hosting a community meeting at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center aboutu the future...
Townie Tourist (Facebook | Website) is a weekly series of tours, hosted by Orlando native Jenny De Witt. De Witt takes viewers on a walking tour of a different neighborhood each Saturday at 10 a.m. and broadcasts it using...
Orlando residents are being asked to participate in a survey as part of the MetroPlan Orlando Corrine Drive Complete Streets project we wrote about earlier in the year, HERE. Participants are asked to share their vision of what the perfect...
The following question was posed on the Orlando Reddit thread, HERE, which was then forwarded to Bungalower to investigate, earlier today. "What were they doing in Lake Killarney today? Saw this leaving MCO today" - Sled14 We reached out to our...
A 7x34 aluminum gypsy trailer/tiny house is for sale on Craigslist, HERE. The trailer was originally used as a six-hourse slant before being renovated into this interesting abode. The interior features patterned wallpaper, storage, antique cabinetry, and its own restroom -...
The Fisher Beacon Project is an effort being spearheaded by MKR City, a group that connects makers and creatives in Detroit, that has resulted in the creation of a pop-up halfpipe in the Fisher Building in Detroit. The Fisher Halfpipe is bringing...
Central Florida homelessness advocate Andrae Bailey and former Orlando Sentinel/WESH-TV reporter (and sometime Bungalower contributor) Jon Busdeker have joined forces to launch a new project that seeks to strengthen local nonprofit leaders and agents of social change. The Collective is an...