Orlando plans to invest in area neighborhoods

Enhance residents "quality of life and safety"

By Ben Kotenko - Digital Intern

Lake Eola in Orlando.

ORLANDO, Fla - The City of Orlando provided a little insight into its plans to invest in area neighborhoods on Thursday.

In an online release, the city detailed its plan of action for "enhancing the quality of life and safety of our residents."

Prominently featured in the release are plans for an Orlando Bicycle Beltway, an 8.25-mile loop from Downtown to the Fashion Square/ Colonial area. Creation for the beltway will begin with filling gaps in existing trails and connecting to Downtown's trail system.

Directly following the beltway were plans to renovate Lake Lorna Doone Park with improvements like "a complete lakefront pedestrian path, splash pad, improved multi-purpose fields, barrier-free playground, a community garden, better parking, replaced basketball courts, a new open-air pavilion and water feature in the lake"

A few other notable ventures featured were building three new fire stations, cleaning up Lake Notasulga, building a new home for the Orlando Tennis Centre and adding green space at Orange Avenue and Robinson Street. 

The post concludes with explanations that the respective timelines for each project will have a different time frame and that the funding for these endeavors will be an investment of approximately $65 million, coming from a variety of sources. 

For more information and greater detail on the full list of Orlando's neighborhood initiatives, the cities post on the investments is located at http://www.cityoforlando.net/blog/investing-in-our-neighborhoods/ 

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