Maitland borrows money
After years of being clogged down by dwindling revenue, Maitland’s utility department received a jolt of $10 million to fix up city infrastructure on Monday.
Cities hit the brakes
Economic flat tires and repeated legislative stalls may have finally sent FlexBus to the junkyard.
Squeezing out last grove
A local developer is looking to squeeze out Maitland’s last remaining orange grove in favor of a large-scale lakeside retail and residential planned development.
Proposals come in
The proposed developer of the north block of Horatio Avenue in Maitland is looking to gain some independence with pre-application redevelopment plans submitted to the city in late July.
Maitland votes for increase
After raising taxes for the first time in seven years last year, Maitland is on its way to bumping rates again. Across city lines, Winter Park City Commissioners also considered an uptick in the millage on Monday.
More apartments for Maitland
The Maitland City Council voted on Monday to replace the mucky lot with planned development complete with 315 apartments, and plans for a 14-floor office building and 120-room hotel, deemed Maitland West.
Stopping traffic backups
The city of Maitland is making moves to protect one of its core city streets from increased cut-through traffic by proposing a simple request to the Florida Department of Transportation: Don’t do anything.
Setting firm standards
By reconfiguring development standards, the Maitland City Council is working to get what they think they need to have the bustling, walkable city center that’s long been a dream.
Boulevard to widen
As work continues on Interstate 4’s “ultimate” makeover, plans to give Maitland Boulevard a facelift of its own are being finalized by the state.
Boardwalk project passes
The boardwalk will connect residents living to the west of the railroad tracks to the station by cutting through the wooded area where Marion Way intersects with Robinhood Drive in the Greenwood Gardens neighborhood through to the SunRail station platform.
Ordinance made permanent
There will be no coup necessary by Maitland’s chicken-keeping population, after the City Council voted on Monday to let backyard coops stay roosted in the city on a permanent basis.
Downtown plans shape up
Future visitors to Maitland’s in-the-works downtown city center may be parking on could-have-been parkland if current designs for the city’s proposed “Festival Street” go through as planned.
The Florida Department of Transportation is proposing improvements to Maitland Boulevard, and wants public input.
Project on hold
The on-demand bus system scheduled to streamline how local residents utilize SunRail is stuck in bureaucratic gridlock traffic.
City looks to change restrictions
Members of the Maitland City Council are now debating how they can crack the city’s code to encourage more mixed-use projects in the city center.