As Maitland Grows, so do developer’s dream.

Maitland grew 49 acres on Monday, and owners of the majority of the newly annexed land hope to grow the mostly empty property upward in a major way in the coming years. The Maitland City Council voted unanimously this week to annex 36.69 empty acres south of Maitland Boulevard and east of Forest City Road,…

I-Drive’s Skyplex to have huge impact on nearby biz

International Drive’s $200 million Skyplex project is expected to be a huge tourism booster for Central Florida. At a June 5 announcement, Mango’s Tropical Cafe executives who are behind the project said the 495,000-square-foot entertainment and retail complex has the potential to draw several million visitors a year to I-Drive, a popular tourism corridor in southwest Orlando.…