City Council Highlights - January 29, 2019

Last updated on January 29, 2019


Downtown South Neighborhood Improvement District

In 2011, the city created the Downtown South Neighborhood Improvement District (NID) to bring together property owners and an advisory council to create a unified voice for the area and to identify, support and fund general improvements within the Downtown South district, now known most commonly as SoDo.

At the time, we knew the area would be experiencing continued growth with expansion of Orlando Health, as the site of a future SunRail stop and with the growing popularity of our Main Street program.

Over the years, the NID’s advisory council and its partners have accomplished many things to bolster the reputation of this consistently popular neighborhood, to create a unique sense of place, to make the district more walkable and bikeable, to enhance the quality of life for those who live in and visit the area – and there is much more on the horizon.

Brooke Bonnett, City of Orlando Director of Economic Development. provided an update on the NID.


General Items

UCREW Students In Attendance

Mayor Dyer welcomed students visiting today from UCF and UF. These students are here shadowing our Real Estate Division team as part of an annual event held by the Orlando Commercial Real Estate Women organization. This outreach program gives students studying real estate, finance or a related field an opportunity to learn about the various careers available in commercial real estate.

Black History Month

Mayor Dyer and the Commissioners everyone to join us on Wednesday, February 13th at the Mad Cow Theatre to celebrate Black History Month and the City of Orlando’s diverse and vibrant multicultural community.

This year’s Black History Month theme, “Black Migrations” emphasizes the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities.


B #4 – Acquisition of 1810 Edgewater Drive for Dartmouth Park Expansion

The City of Orlando is committed to providing outdoor amenities to residents and on today’s agenda is an item that could potentially add more green space to our community. Purchasing the property at 1810 Edgewater Drive will allow the city to pursue the long-term goal of expanding Dartmouth Park to Edgewater Drive.