City Council Highlights - July 8, 2019
Last updated on July 09, 2019
COUNCIL UPDATE 7.8.19
Commissioner Sheehan Belated Birthday –
Mayor Dyer recognized District 4 Commissioner Patty Sheehan who celebrated her birthday this past Saturday.
Discover Downtown Ribbon Cutting –
Later this week, we will celebrate the grand opening of Discover Downtown, our completely re-imaged information center. The renovation has nearly doubled the size of the center and features new offerings, including “downtown Orlando” branded retail merchandise for sale by local makers, an interactive wall map of downtown and a 30-foot-high original mural by local artist, Boy Kong. Please join Mayor Dyer and City Commissioners on July 10 at 3 p.m. for this community event.
Amelia Court at Creative Village Ribbon Cutting –
Mark your calendar for Friday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. to join us at the ribbon cutting for Amelia Court at Creative Village, a new multi-family housing community that brings new market rate and affordable housing options to Parramore.
Amelia Court is also the very first development to open in Creative Village, the transformation of the 68-acre site of the old Amway Arena into a mixed-use, innovation district, providing residents with new paths to education, careers, business, housing and community.
Heroes Community Park Ribbon Cutting –
On Saturday, July 13, Mayor Dyer will be joining Commissioner Gray to cut the ribbon for the new Heroes Community Park in Lake Nona. Heroes Park is the first of two new parks that the City of Orlando will open in Lake Nona this year, furthering our efforts to ensure everyone can easily access and enjoy our city parks.
Orlando Main Streets as Florida Main Street Program of the Month –
We are proud to share that last Monday, Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee designated Orlando Main Streets as the Florida Main Street program of the month. Please join us in congratulating our 10 Main Street districts, who have worked tremendously hard over the past decade to strengthen our commercial areas while creating one-of-a-kind experiences for both residents and visitors. We look forward to showcasing our Main Streets program later this month when the 2019 Florida Main Street Conference takes places in the Church Street District.
ITEMS OF NOTE
B9- Contract for construction for Fire station 9-
Council voted on an item to approve the construction contract for City of Orlando Fire Station 9, which will break ground later this month and will serve the Rosemont neighborhoods.
The new 11,928-square-foot station will be equipped with the latest in technology and equipment designed to promote firefighter health and safety while providing top-rated service, functionality and rapid response times to the community it serves.
C12- MLS coming to Orlando –
On today's agenda, Council is seeking to approve an agreement between the Greater Orlando Sports Commission and the Downtown Development Board for the MLS All-Star Game taking place later this month. The annual midsummer event is expected to generate $6-8 million in economic impact and will include nearly a week of festivities celebrating the sport and culture of soccer, culminating in a match between the league’s top players and a renowned international club.