Plans have been submitted for review at the upcoming Historic Preservation Board meeting on Wednesday, August 3, at City Hall that would completely revision the historic Church Street Station.

The 120-year-old rail depot, which was sold to Bags, Inc. owner Craig Mateer a few years ago, has largely sat empty since failed St. Pete concept Ferg’s Depot closed in August 2018. Plans for a new, as-of-yet still unnamed concept by Mateer call for the addition of a second-floor balcony dining area, a four-story glass water tower with an elevator and stairs, a third-floor catwalk, alterations to the Juliette balcony, replacing two existing windows with doors, new restrooms, a new exterior bar, and a complete remodel of an exterior kitchen.

Any new additions to the existing historic structure, which was added as a local landmark in 1973, will need to be approved by the City of Orlando before being built. Any and all of the attached early renderings are likely to change as they make their way through the city.

We will share more information on this project as it becomes public.

Brendan O'Connor

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