Here’s our rundown of the top ten things you need to know this week in Downtown Orlando area news. Sponsored by Olde Town Brokers.

  1. Council votes to move The Princeton at College Park density closer to Edgewater Drive. The vote forces the developer to move some units from the middle of the project to the front or to lose them all together. As we laid out in the “Our Take” column, this is the only exception the Vision Plan developer was asking for.
  2. Orlando mayor announces $1 million plan to help homeless. The money will be used to find permanent, supportive housing for 300 people in apartments throughout the city and county.
  3. Compost Orlando provides composting service for downtown neighborhoods. The project provides pickup and drop-off composting solutions to residents in the bungalow neighborhoods.
  4. Ask Bungalower: How much longer will Summerlin Ave and Richmond St be closed? We took a look at the construction project that has caused two residential roads to be closed for quite sometime. At this point the city doesn’t even think the contractor will hit the dates they are being promised.
  5. SunRail loses more riders in September, to rehire ambassadors. SunRail is averaging just over 3,000 passengers each day. This is down from just over 4,000 in July.
  6. BB&T Citrus Tower in Downtown Orlando to get facelift. The building would get a new entryway with more green space and a fresh coat of paint
  7. Resident battle: Proposed Baldwin Park development faces appeal. The new development would bring 165-unit five-story independent senior living facility and a 40-bed skilled-care facility to a site along Lake Baldwin. Residents have filed an appeal on the project.
  8. Bulk Nation opens at Colonial Plaza shopping center. The new shop allows you to purchase nuts & seeds, spices, pasta/beans/rice, baking products, dried fruit, snacks, and candy in bulk and pay by weight.
  9. Gilt Nightclub opening on Bennet Road in Colonial Town. The new nightclub is going into the former Roxy nightclub space. They plan to open by the end of the year.
  10. The Weekly checked out Kappo at East End and their review explains why the restaurant already has reservations booked until December.

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