Maitland to get new mayor
Maitland will elect a new leader to serve in the mayor’s seat in the upcoming March election, with current mayor Howard Schieferdecker announcing that he won’t seek another term on the dais.
Developer drops out
Maitland’s dream downtown may be down to just one development, with the City Council opting not to sell off city property to make a proposed parking garage project possible.
Schieferdecker undecided about running
There are new and familiar faces slated to face off in the Maitland mayoral race in March, with three candidates filing paperwork intending to run so far with two weeks left before the qualifying period closes.
49 acres added, big development looms
aitland grew 49 acres on Monday, and owners of the majority of the newly annexed land hope to grow the mostly empty property upward in a major way in the coming years.
Buses start running to Maitland Center
Seven months after SunRail started rolling, Maitland Center employees will finally have a feasible way to get to work by commuting on the rails with a new bus service line.
Will say goodbye to Winn-Dixie
The project will transform the block between Packwood and Horatio avenues sandwiched between U.S. Highway 17-92 and Independence Lane.
Cities battle for fitness
On Saturday, November 1, the cities of Winter Park, Eatonville and Maitland will compete for cash prizes in Healthy Central Florida’s third Mayors’ Sole Challenge.
Will vote on Nov. 17
An overflow crowd of riled up Maitland residents found out on Thursday that they’ll have to wait a few more weeks to learn the fate of a main section of the city’s downtown district.
Maitland Council to vote Thursday
With an affirmative vote from the Maitland City Council on Thursday, the lot where the old decrepit Winn-Dixie resides could finally be getting a makeover – rising from the ashes into a mixed-use six-story apartment building.
Cities pass preliminary restrictions
Both Winter Park and Maitland passes preliminary restrictions of where medical marijuana -- if legalized in November -- can be sold in each city. In both, the options will be narrowly limited.
Residents debate downtown fate
Should the downtown center be a park where you sit on a bench and enjoy the open-air green space, or a parking garage where you park your car before strolling the streets’ new bustling retail shops?
MAC earns national honor
The Maitland Art Center officially earned the designation as the first National Historic Landmark in Orange County, and the 44th in the state of Florida on Sept. 30.
Maitland works to bring downtown plans forward
As downtown development proposals continue to face the scrutiny of city boards, Maitland’s city manager is set to start mulling over a separate stack of applications looking to fill the soon-to-be-open staff position in charge of community redevelopment.
Council raises taxes, changes code
A sign of the times, the Maitland City Council made updates on Monday to two fundamentals of the city that had previously been unchanged for years: the city’s millage rate and its sign code.
Could raise rates 11 percent
Maitland property owners are one City Council vote away from paying an estimated 11 percent more in property taxes next year.