International Drive is about to get 880 new parking spaces, as businessman Josh Wallack prepares to open his 14-story garage with restaurant next to Mango’s Tropical Café.Details
As leaders wrangle over how to spend future tourist development taxes, some International Drive businesses are worried that the Orange County Convention Center will get shortchanged.Details
Bed Bath & Beyond is the second Fortune 500 company to choose West Oaks mall as a new home for one of its call centers.
OCOEE – With big companies continuing to fuel job creation with call centers in its vacant spaces, retailers in the struggling, 20-year-old West Oaks Mall will soon stand a fighting chance.Details
Developers are setting the stage to begin laying out a new $60 million mixed-use project that will bring boutiques, eateries, a market and upscale lakefront rental homes to an orange grove in Maitland.Details
If you like the political debates on TV now, it will only get better in 2018 when the next Orange County mayoral race comes around.
That’s because one of the hottest topics that mayoral candidates will face will be something the region’s tourism industry will be hungry to hear their stance on: the future of the tourist development tax and its usage.Details
Construction of a planned Andretti Indoor Karting & Games facility near Orange County Convention Center could start as soon as the end of July if the permitting process goes smoothly.Details
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