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Last updated on October 26, 2021
The City of Orlando Hosts Virginia Drive Study Virtual Community Meeting
On Wednesday, October 27, at 6:00 p.m., City of Orlando staff will be sharing the future vision for the Virginia Drive corridor and engaging the community in a virtual discussion to gather feedback.
This study of Virginia Drive, from North Orange Avenue to North Mills Avenue, is a result of the 2017 Virginia & Lake Highland Transportation and Land Use Study and 2017 Virginia Drive Special Plan, which identified opportunities to improve the transportation infrastructure in the surrounding neighborhoods.
This meeting will update the community on the study and current right-of-way (ROW) constraints and present the proposed cross section design for the roadway, while providing a list of possible interim improvements such as sidewalks, bike paths, and on-street parking along the corridor.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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.
BACKGROUND: In November 2017, the City adopted the Virginia Drive Special Plan, following completion of the Virginia & Lake Highland Transportation and Land Use Study, to guide strategic growth in the Virginia Drive area, while ensuring the nature and character of the neighborhood and residential areas was preserved.
The Special Plan addresses Complete Streets principles for the following roadways: Virginia Drive, Brookhaven Drive, Alden Road, and Lake Highland Drive. The plan also establishes urban design standards for development of property, including height limits.
For more information on the Virginia Drive Special Plan and the Virginia & Lake Highland Transportation and Land Use Study, click here.
Samantha HolstenPublic Information Officer