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Last updated on April 29, 2022
Demolition Prepares Way for More Green Space at Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando
On Monday, May 2, 2022 at 10 a.m., Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan will join the Orlando Land Trust to kick off the demolition of the building at 1 North Rosalind Avenue which will allow for the expansion of the City of Orlando’s signature Lake Eola Park.
The demolition of the site, where a former 7-11 store sat, will allow for the creation of a new interim plaza and green space for the park. Additional enhancements to the area will include improved streetscape treatments, new landscaping, and upgraded lighting. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2022.
The demolition, and subsequent expansion of Lake Eola Park, furthers the goal of the DTOutlook to expand open space within the city’s downtown CRA. The acquisition of this property was made possible through a partnership with the Orlando Land Trust, who raised $3.25 million – including $1.625 million in funding from the city’s downtown CRA – to purchase the small parcel, prevent future development and donate it to the city.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan
Thomas C. Chatmon, Jr. Executive Director, DDB/CRA
Ted Haddock, Co-Founder, Orlando Land Trust
Lynn Long & Eugenia Sefcik, Co-founders, Orlando Land Trust and “Little Old Ladies”
Monday, May 2, 2022
Embassy Suites Orlando Downtown
Eola Ballroom and Terrace
191 East Pine Street
Bagged meter parking will be reserved for media on Rosalind Avenue between Pine Street and Central Boulevard. The program will take place inside the Embassy Suites in the Eola Ballroom. Media can access this area through the Terrace sidewalk gate along Central Boulevard. Following the program, media will be moved to an outdoor location to get video and access of the start of demolition work.
Samantha HolstenPublic Information Officer