Who knew it would be so hard to create a system that would streamline tourist development tax requests and make the whole process transparent? Rosen Hotels & Resorts Inc. founder Harris Rosen surely didn’t think it would be so challenging.Details
When it comes to interchanges on its toll roads, Metro Orlando’s expressway authority follows a sports cliché: No blood, no foul.
In other words, you can pay for and build an interchange that the Central Florida Expressway Authority does not intend to construct as long as it does not harm the agency’s ability to make money.
A public/private partnership might be the way to fund a proposed pedestrian bridge at the intersection of International Drive and Sand Lake Road that may cost up to $15 million. Some say the bridge is needed to help improve the popular corridor’s flow of 2 million annual tourists while keeping them safe from 16 million…Details
Maitland City Council approved the annexation of 49 acres from Orange County, adding both a 272-unit apartment complex and the site of a proposed 36-acre mixed-use development. The two annexations extend Maitland’s borders to the west along Maitland Boulevard to Forest City Road. The Bella Terra Condominiums, which remains in unincorporated Orange County, is now…Details
Planning is underway on a new apartment complex near the new Florida HospitalApopka, the first phase of a larger, mixed-use development envisioned for the area. Winter Park-based MMI Development Inc. plans to develop Marden Ridge, a new 272-unit apartment complex on Marden Road near the intersection of the Maitland Boulevard extension and the Western Beltway,…Details
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,…Details
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.…Details
The developer of a new apartment project near Walt Disney World has seen enough success to warrant expanding the project. Timberlock Partners LP, an entity related to Baldwin Park-based MMI Development Inc., completed the first 272 units on its Windermere Cay apartments on Reams Road and is getting ready to start construction in March on the next…Details