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Rethinking Mobility at Project DTO Midday Mingle

MIdday MinlgeCity of Orlando is rethinking the downtown area – launching ProjectDTO to get a comprehensive analysis of our downtown’s image today and aspirations for tomorrow.  In case you missed it, in June the DTO project committees set up shop on Wall Street over lunch, asking workers, visitors and friends what they see as the future of DTO.

Ideas were rampant — from Arts & Culture, Transportation/Transit, Social Fabric, Urban Amenities and Open Spaces to Neighborhood & Historic Preservation, Sustainability, Economic Competitive. Here are some of the highlights from the Bungalower.

  • Sidewalk assessment to locate areas that may be dangerous for seniors due to cracks or unevenness
  • Convert Magnolia Avenue to a pedestrian corridor as an entry to the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts.
  • More interactive, colorful play areas. Ex. A fountain feature for kids to play in while parents relax in the shade would be a nice addition to downtown
  • Modify streetscape guidelines to allow and encourage additional activities along street corridors
  • Modify development guidelines to better define urban nodes and centers
  • Develop strategies to create new open spaces to meet the active and passive recreation needs of users
  • Ensure the great walking environment of Lake Eola radiates out to other places – within downtown and nearby districts
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