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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 3 years ago

Winter Park City Talk

State of the City Address online
by: Randy Knight Staff Writer

Feb. 27 CRA Board meeting

There will be a Community Redevelopment Agency Board meeting Monday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. in City Hall Commission Chambers to discuss the Denning Drive Improvement Project.

Feb. 27 City Commission meeting

There will be a City Commission meeting Monday, Feb. 27, at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commission Chambers located at 401 S. Park Ave. For the most up-to-date agenda, please visit under What’s New. Below are a few topics of interest:

Mayor’s Report

• Recognition – 2017 Healthy Weight Community Champion – Presented by Dr. Sherin, health officer and director of the Florida Department of Health.

City Manager’s Report

• Continuing Contract for Professional Architectural Services – ACi Architects

Consent Agenda

• Approve the minutes for Feb. 13, 2017.

• Approve the interlocal agreement with the CRA regarding the Denning Drive Improvement Project.

Action Items Requiring Discussion

• Canvassing Board for the Tuesday, March 14, 2017, election

Public Hearings

• Second reading of the ordinance vacating and abandoning utility easements in Blocks A-H and L, M, O & P and portion abutting Lots 1-6 and Lots 16-20, Block K of Home Acres subdivision.

• Second reading of the ordinance establishing the Golf Course Advisory Board and reducing the members on the Public Art Advisory Board.

• Second reading of the ordinance amending Chapter 102-182, City Code, with respect to penalties for unauthorized discharges into waterways and other violations of Chapter 102, City Code of Ordinances; providing for fines as provided in the city’s fee schedule and; providing for enforcement via the Code Compliance Board for repeated or continuous violations.

• Request of Z Development Services:

— Conditional use approval to build a 1,435-square-foot Dunkin Donuts store with a drive-through on the vacant property at 370 Blue Heron Drive on the northeast corner of Fairbanks Avenue and Blue Heron Drive, and providing for a development agreement if required.

• Request of Deshpande Inc.:

— Preliminary subdivision plat approval to create 31 new residential single family lots from the current properties of 613/621/629 Ellen Drive and 503/511/519/524/525/532/600/601/604/618/619/624 Country Club Drive, zoned R-2.

• Request of Rollins College:

— First reading of the ordinance to amend Article III, “Zoning Regulations” to change the text of the Commercial (C-3) Zoning District to add a new conditional use to include “Facility Operations and Skilled Trade Shops” when serving a university or college.

— First reading of the ordinance to amend the “Comprehensive Plan” Future Land Use Map to change from a Low Density Residential Future Land Use Designation to a Commercial Future Land Use Designation on 875 square feet of the northwest corner of 483 Holt Ave.

— First reading of the ordinance to amend the Official Zoning Map to change from Low Density Residential (R-2) District zoning to Commercial (C-3) District zoning on 875 square feet of the northwest corner of 483 Holt Ave.

— Conditional Use approval to construct a two-story, 17,410-square-foot building on the vacant properties at 501 Holt Ave. and 450 W. Fairbanks Ave., to hold the facilities operations and skilled trade shops of Rollins College, providing for certain exceptions and for a development agreement, if required.

• First reading of the ordinance authorizing the conveyance of the city-owned property located at 2600 Lee Road.

• Resolution – Establishing its intent to reimburse certain capital expenditures incurred in connection with the acquisition and construction of a library and events center and related improvements with proceeds of a future tax-exempt financing.

Remember, if you are unable to attend City Commission meetings, you can watch them live, gavel-to-gavel, as they happen. During the meeting, simply log on to to easily stay tuned-in to official city business.

State of the City Address online

In partnership with the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Winter Park Mayor Steve Leary held his State of the City Address on Feb. 17 at The Alfond Inn. A copy of the mayor’s speech and video of the event can be found on Thank you to Orange County government’s “Orange TV – Your Government in Action” for providing the live feed that allowed the city to share this video online.

Park Avenue closed for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 39th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will make its way down Park Avenue on Sunday, March 5, beginning at 2 p.m. Park Avenue will be closed to traffic from Webster to Comstock avenues from noon until 4 p.m. Side streets will also be closed at the Park Avenue intersections along the parade route beginning at 1:30 p.m. In addition, New York Avenue will be closed at 11 a.m. between Canton and Webster avenues for parade staging.

Please make note of these road closures prior to traveling around downtown Winter Park on Sunday, March 5. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and continued support of Winter Park’s community events.

Group bike ride & gathering

In support of March as Florida Bicycle Month and in celebration of Bike to Work Day, Winter Park’s Transportation Advisory Board, in partnership with Healthy Central Florida, presents a Bike to Work Day Group Bike Ride & Gathering on Wednesday, March 8. Rain date in the event of inclement weather will be Thursday, March 9. Riders are encouraged to ride their bike to work, or bring it for the group ride through beautiful Winter Park. Check in begins at 3:30 p.m. and riders should meet on Garfield Avenue directly behind the main stage in Central Park. The group ride, for those 18 years of age and up, will begin at 4 p.m. The after gathering will begin at 5 p.m. at Park Social located at 358 N. Park Ave. Free bike valet service will be available near the main stage in Central Park for secure bike parking from 3:30 to 8 p.m.

The first 200 registered riders will receive a free event T-shirt and the organization with the most riders will win a prize package including a half-page advertisement in the Winter Park Maitland Observer, catered breakfast for up to 30 people, a FitBit Flex2, water bottles, T-shirts and pedometers, courtesy of Healthy Central Florida.

Millions of Americans engage in bicycling because it is a viable form of transportation, an excellent form of fitness, and provides quality family recreation. Investing in road improvements such as bicycle lanes, routes, off-road trails and parking to enable safe access for all users are all ways the city encourages bicycling. The Group Bike Ride & Gathering is an additional way to encourage and promote alternate forms of transportation as well as health.

For more information and/or registration visit If you have questions contact [email protected] or 407-599-3411.

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