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The City of Orlando has posted a Request for Qualification Statements in regards to aiding them in the construction of a Downtown Connector Trail.

The City of Orlando and Mayor Buddy Dyer have espoused a renewed interest in creating a new off-street trail system, primarily focused on connecting Downtown with the surrounding neighborhoods.

The Trail is seen as a crucial component to the proposed Orlando Bicycle Beltway; an 8.5 mile loop that would circle around and through the Central Business District using the Orlando Urban Trail, Cady Way Trail, and Lake Underhill Path. The new segment would go from the Lake Underhill Path to the Central Business District, connecting Lake como, Lake Davis, and Lake Cherokee neighborhoods; from Anderson Street to Rosalind Avenue.

The need for this Trail is based on a 2014 study that assessed the “preferred alignment, constructability, utility coordination, and other possible constraints” of the project.

See the complete RQS below. Applications are due by January 25 at 2 p.m.


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