Last updated on December 08, 2021
City of Orlando and Florida Department of Transportation Hosts Community Open House on Hicks Avenue Extension
On Thursday, December 9, at 6:30 p.m., the City of Orlando and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) staff will host an open house to share the future vision for the Hicks Avenue corridor with the community and seek their feedback.
The City of Orlando is working to realign and improve roadway connectivity with the extension of Hicks Avenue, south of South Street, to Anderson Street. In coordination with this project, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is designing and constructing the extension of Hicks Avenue from Anderson Street to Gore Street. These joint efforts will create a locally focused complete street that is welcoming to pedestrians and bicyclists while providing greater connectivity.
This project will also reconnect the Holden/Parramore neighborhood previously divided by the I-4 and State Road 408 interchange.
Thursday, December 9, 2021
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Shiloh Baptist Church of Orlando
580 West Jackson Street
City of Orlando - For interview opportunities in advance of or after the meeting, please contact Samantha Holsten, City of Orlando Public Information Officer at Samantha.Holsten@Orlando.gov.
Florida Department of Transportation - For interview opportunities, please contact Jessica Ottaviano, FDOT District 5 Public Information Director at Jessica.Ottaviano@dot.state.fl.us.
The construction of Hicks Avenue from Anderson Street to Gore Street was originally proposed as part of the I-4 Ultimate Project. FDOT recognized the city’s vision for an urban north/south corridor through the district with a complete streets design, and the opportunity to reconnect a historic neighborhood by improving connectivity, increasing travel options and helping to alleviate congestion on the surrounding streets. This opportunity was created by the removal of the I-4 and State Road 408 interchange ramps adjacent to Griffin Park and Z.L. Riley Park, west of Division Avenue.
This project is also supported by the 2015 Parramore Neighborhood Comprehensive Plan, which recommended a north/south neighborhood connection. The general goals of the plan are to improve public health, increase mobility options and connectivity, revitalize physical appearance and increase opportunities for neighborhood-serving businesses within the historic Parramore community.
For more information, click here to view the project website.
Samantha HolstenPublic Information Officer