The Urban Art Museum (Website | Facebook) is looking to build their second sculpture as part of their museum without wall. The sculpture will be located on the side of the New Image Youth Center (Website | Facebook) building at 212 S Parramore in...
If you live west of Rosalind in the Downtown area (purple area in map above), you can vote today for your City Council member. The District 5 seat currently occupied by Commissioner Daisy W. Lynum is up for election. The candidates on...
Regina Hill and Juan Lynum will head to a runoff on May 6 for the District 5 City Council seat. Just under 2,000 people voted in yesterday's election. That's 9% voter turnout. Here are the vote totals: Cynthia Harris — 446 Regina Hill...
If you live west of Rosalind in the Downtown area (purple area in map above), you can vote today for your City Council member. The District 5 seat currently occupied by Commissioner Daisy W. Lynum is up for election. After neither...
The City of Orlando has moved the site for the soccer stadium slightly west of the previously planned location. The stadium design we shared back in June remains unchanged. The City had been attempting to acquire land from the Faith Deliverance Temple...
The Orlando Police Department will be moving their headquarters from its current location at Hughey Ave and Church St to the corner of South St. and Orange Blossom Trail . The station is being moved to make way for the new...
We've been telling you about the new soccer stadium that is going to be built for the Orlando City Soccer club. Today, the community is invited to participate in the groundbreaking. The groundbreaking event will start at Church Street station at...
Mayor Buddy Dyer will be in attendance at the grand opening of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida’s Men’s Service Center at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. They ask that you sign up by email at [email protected] if you...
The City Council voted to adopt the new Parramore Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan which will be put into effect over the next 20 years. The PCNP builds on the the steps taken by the 2005 Pathways for Parramore program (Website). The emphasis...
At 6 p.m. tonight Mayor Buddy Dyer, City Commissioners and the City of Orlando Public Art Advisory Board (Website) will unveil the City's newest art installation, outside of the Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium . The 54-foot sculpture is adorned with...
The unnamed school will be built in the Southwest corner of Parramore Avenue and Amelia Street with funding from OCPS, the Rosen Foundation, UCF, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, Valencia College and the City of Orlando. The school will...
Downtown Credo  (Website), the coffee shop with a cause, will be hosting its fourth annual bike rally, parade and block party on March 28th, in partnership with the Parramore Kids Zone and City Commissioner Regina Hill. The deadline to sign...
The Orange County Public Art Review Board (Website) is looking for one or more artist(s) to create artwork for a new community center in Holden Heights. The new center will host educational services and meetings spaces. The previous center was...
Due to multiple  construction projects in the area, including the soccer stadium and Orlando Citrus Bowl, there will be multiple road closures in the Parramore neighborhood beginning this month. Roads to be affected include: Parramore Avenue between Church Street and Central...
In preparation of their inaugural MLS season, Orlando City Soccer has seemingly rebranded the entire Citrus Bowl Stadium. Ten massive royal purple banners, eight of which proudly display the team's new MLS designation, hang from the stadium. The opening match against...
    A new fire station is coming to a 2.46 acre industrial lot on the corner of Hames Avenue and West Robinso. The fire station will consist of a 13,895 SF building with 5 ft walkways and a privacy gate.
Chef Eddie's Restaurant (Facebook) opened yesterday in the former McKnight's Soul Food space on West Church Street in the City View building. Chef Eddie's specializes in soul food and southern cooking, with menu items like fried green tomatoes and grits, fried chicken...
Coral Gables-based company, Continental Properties Acquisition Group (CPAG), is purchasing five hotels from Alena Hospitality, formerly owned by Nikesh Patel, following the scandal last year that saw him faced with federal charges. The hotels include the former Marriott Hotel near the...
We wrote about Broken Strings Brewery (Facebook) opening in Ivanhoe Village back in August, but unfortunately due to some difficulties they had with the property owner they were hoping to lease from, they had to switch gears. According to an...
See Art Orlando (Website) has initiated a Call to Artists, in the hopes of procuring a an artist to design a contemporary sculpture for the new police headquarters. SAO is hoping to recognize "the service of Orlando Police Officers to...
Stonewall Bar Orlando (Facebook | Website) opened back in 2007 as a restaurant and the owner, Steven Watkins, was hailed as a "pioneer of Parramore" for locating his new business on West Church Street.  Eventually the restaurant became a popular...
  Nikki's Place (Facebook), the popular brunch and soul fool restaurant that had been open for 16 years in Parramore , caught fire on March 30 and has been closed ever since. The restaurant suffered heavy smoke and water damage and the owners have...
Demolition of Orlando's oldest baseball field, Tinker Field , started on Tuesday of this week. The risers and adjoining structures will be taken down over the next 40 days (the crew and City is hoping to be finished before...
  Non-profit group, the Florida Real Estate Foundation (Website), received six vacant lots from the city on Jefferson and Polk streets in the Parramore neighborhood . The vacant lots will house single-family homes that will be awarded to select veterans,...
LIFT Orlando (Facebook | Website) is a nonprofit organization comprised of business leaders and Orlando residents working together to instigate and accelerate community transformation, "to break the cycle of poverty through holistic neighborhood revitalization." Their focus is on mixed-income housing, cradle-to-career...