Bungalower and The Bus – Episode 259 (Lake Nona Wave Hotel)

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The views and opinions expressed in this episode are those of the hosts alone and do not reflect the official policy or position of Bungalower Media, our readers, or our advertisers. For the 259th episode, Brendan O’Connor and Jon Busdeker were invited to hang out with Scott Wilson and Ben Laube of Ben Laube Homes, at the newly opened Lake …

Breathing Art into Downtown’s Newest High-Rise Plans!

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Art can be found throughout the City Beautiful, in a variety of ways that touches the mind of the creative, to the wandering eyes of a passer-by. Art is expressed in the subtlety of our fashion, the words we use to express ourselves, the way we tell stories and how we choose to immortalize our thoughts through physical manifestation. Downtown …

The Packing District: Location, Location, Location!

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Keeping its focus on the community of Orlando, The Packing District seeks to further unite “the City Beautiful” through boundless economic and social opportunities that align with the aim of its sponsor, Dr. Phillip Charities. Through Dr. Phillips’ vision, the land was initially acquired as part of his philanthropic initiatives in bolstering unity, community, and economy. If this is the …

Evermore Orlando Resort

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A new billion-dollar, 10,000-room resort project is coming right next to Walt Disney World. Named Evermore Orlando Resort, the first phase will open in 2023 and will offer a new approach to vacationing according to the developer Dart Interests Florida. Evermore Orlando will feature a large-scale community of homes solely built for the purpose of vacation renting and operate with …

Florida’s Minimum Wage Increase Expected To Reduce Number of Rent-Burdened Households in Orlando

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Florida’s increased minimum wage is expected to reduce the number of rent-burdened households and severely rent-burdened households in Orlando. A recent report from Zillow looked at 45 large metro areas where minimum wage was increasing to see how it would impact rent-burdened households, those spending 30% of their income on rent, and severely rent-burdened households, those spending 50% of their …

90 Year Old Building Restored in Winter Garden

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Developer Donald Wingate wants to restore the old American Water Flo Supply building in Winter Garden into a commercial building fit for a new single-tenant user. Before it was an irrigation equipment store, the property at 646 E. Plant St. was a repair shop used by the city’s earliest settlers who were citrus growers. Today, the 7,850-square-foot warehouse is vacant. …

D.R. Horton in Polk County

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D.R. Horton seeks zoning approvals for 1,565 homesites in Ridgewood Lakes America’s largest homebuilder is making another huge investment in Polk County with a pending deal to buy more than 1,200 acres in Davenport’s Ridgewood Lakes DRI. D.R. Horton has filed rezoning applications for three separate projects, all under the new title Greystone, with initial approvals for 1,565 homes. One …

New Library and Events Center in Winter Park

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The city of Winter Park is excited about the building of its new 21st century, state-of-the-art library & events center. The final project design and $42 million budget was approved by the City Commission January 2020. Construction began March 2020 and is expected to be completed fall 2021.  Last week, the city celebrated the raising of the final roofbeam at …

‌90 Year Old Building Restored in Winter Garden

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Developer Donald Wingate wants to restore the old American Water Flo Supply building in Winter Garden into a commercial building fit for a new single-tenant user. Before it was an irrigation equipment store, the property at 646 E. Plant St. was a repair shop used by the city’s earliest settlers who were citrus growers. Today, the 7,850-square-foot warehouse is vacant. …

New Mixed-Use Tower Proposed for South Eola Block

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Plans have been submitted to the City of Orlando for a new 33-story mixed-use tower at the 350 E. Pine Street  block in downtown Orlando’s South Eola neighborhood. The plans call for a building that would house 129 multi-family residential units, 228 hotel rooms, and a 741-space parking garage on roughly 1.51-acres of property framed by East Church Street, Lake …