Here’s a look at the top ten local Bungalower area news stories from the past week:

  1. Florida Citrus Sports is looking to sell the naming rights to the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. No word on what the sponsorship might cost. [Sentinel] Sentinel’s Scott Maxwell doesn’t seem too concerned about changing the name but thinks the tax payers should see some of that money. [ Sentinel]
  2. App based car service Uber is headed  to Orlando. The service already available 40 cities in the US and 34 countries will make its way to Orlando if the company can work to change laws at the state level. [Bungalower]
  3. UCF is looking to add an expanded campus downtown. The downtown campus is being compared to one at Arizona State which has 11,500 students downtown. The new campus would presumably be part of the Creative Village Project. [OBJ]
  4. Mayor Buddy Dyer  announced the names of the over 70 community leaders who will be on the Project DTO task force. The group will be building a roadmap to help continue to revitalize downtown. [Bungalower]
  5. Construction is moving along at the Dr. Phillips Center. This past week the news was on the catering companies selected to serve inside the new center. Arthur’s Creative Events & Catering; Food Glorious Food Catering; Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport and Puff ’n Stuff Catering will comprise the caterer options for events held at the Center. [Dr. Phillips Center]
  6. Orange County Commissioner Fred Brummer is floating a plan to change the Orange County Charter.  Brummer at first wanted all of this to go to a vote by citizens as a simple yes or no on everything but now he has split his changes  into six questions that he wants to see on the fall ballot. He wants to expand the commission from six to eight, add term limits and make the comptroller, election supervisor, clerk of court, sheriff, property appraiser and tax collector all non-partisan races, make the tax collector appointed instead of elected and make voter referendums more difficult. [Sentinel] [WFTV]
  7. The Trinity Lutheran Church and School  finished moving three 1920′s homes last week from one side of Ruth St in Lake Eola Heights to the other. The homes are being moved to make room for a Child Development Center for children from 6 weeks to 4-year-old Pre-K. See the photos of the moved homes and the rendering of the planned development center which will look like four historic homes. [Bungalower]
  8. The Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority may be on its last legs. A bill passed by the Florida Senate combines our tolling agency with the ones from Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties. The new regional agency would handle the building of toll roads in the four county area. There is a similar bill in the Florida House but that one allows Osceola to join in 2020 when their five major projects are complete. [Sentinel] [WFTV]
  9. In restaurant news, City Fish updated their menu, plans to renovate the restaurant and hired Chef Greg Richie who helped open Roy’s in Orlando and recently was head chef at  Emeril’s Tchoup Chop. [Bungalower] Scott Joseph visits Santiago’s Bodega in Ivanhoe Village and likes it more than the first time [Scott Joseph] and Eat Local Orlando checks out Txokos at East End Market. [Eat Local]
  10. A little bit of Orlando History showed up on eBay. A key to the city original given to Linton E. Allen 58 years ago went up for bid on the site. Allen who had a hand in the UCF, Disney and  Glenn R. Martin Co. (now Lockheed Martin) deals is also the champion of Lake Eola Fountain. Which is why the official name of the fountain is Linton E. Allen Fountain. Checkout the Sentinel’s story to find out where the key ends up. [Sentinel]

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