EDIT: The original version of this story stated the project had been pushed to 2204, which was obviously incorrect. The mistake has been corrected. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
We told you HERE that the City of Orlando had just issued a Request for Qualifications Statements for its pie-in-the-sky Under-i project – a planned 10-acre park that City Hall is hoping to install under the interstate in downtown Orlando by the end of 2022 – but it seems that that project has hit a snag.
According to a report by The Community Paper, the project has been pushed to 2024, with hearings taking place in September that will help set the park’s budget moving forward. City Hall will start hosting community feedback meetings in the next couple of months.
Once (if) completed, the park will transform the hardscape under the newly-raised interstate into a free-flowing urban gathering space to promote more pedestrian traffic through the Central Business District, Parramore, and Creative Village, running the length of Hughey and Garland Avenues between West Washington Street and West Church Street.
The project will likely feature performance spaces, play areas, ballcourts, and more. Click HERE to see a list of ideas that the Bungalower offices would like to see implemented in the park.