Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Entertainment Venues To Be Transformed

City of Orlando is moving forward on a $200,000 planning project to revamp entertainment venues in Downtown Orlando. City Council and Mayor saw this as a "generational opportunity" which will shape the downtown Orlando for decades. Their proposal is to integrate the performing arts center, replace the TD Waterhouse Centre, and renovate the Citrus Bowl. This integration will include shopping and dining around these venues that do not exist today. The project is expected to cost $850 to $900 million. This will be funded by the city, development fees, and private contributors such as Orlando Magic. There is still discussion of spending money in the special tax district of Parramore. The proposal should completed in July. Courtesy of Orlando Sentinel 5/9/06.