City votes to change law
Winter Park City Commissioners attempted to right a legal wrong last Monday as they voted on first reading to strike language from the city’s loitering ordinance deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Court of Appeals in March.
City looks to reconfigure 4-way stop
Preliminary plans are in motion between the city and the Florida Department of Transportation to have the intersection of Lyman Avenue and New York Avenue cut down to size.
Students study caffeine effects
Ten high school students were taught how to isolate and test a piece of their DNA that research has shown is an indicator for how a person metabolizes caffeine during a summer program at Rollins College.
New spots to open up
Drivers circling outside Winter Park’s new Trader Joe’s location may see some relief from the current parking problems – though it’s only an extra 10 spaces for now.
Commission changes course
A flurry of yellow “no density” signs filled the City Commission chambers Monday afternoon as more than 140 Winter Park residents made their voices heard against increased development.
City staff, quiet zones could be cut
One alternative to layoffs would be cutting projects. And Winter Park City Manager Randy Knight said the city’s railroad quiet zone project would be the most logical to cut.
City won't get stadium
Winter Park’s quest to land a minor league baseball team struck out for a final time on Wednesday as the city, Rollins College and the Brevard Manatees failed to reach a deal with the Ravaudage development.
Developer may be only hope
Heavy traffic and parking problems plaguing the Winter Park shopping plaza containing Trader Joe’s may be there to stay unless the developer takes action.
Local player honored after World Cup
The Winter Park City Commission recognized Team USA soccer player Graham Zusi during their Monday meeting for his time in Brazil playing in the FIFA World Cup tournament.
Project halfway funded
A permanent bronze tribute to a Winter Park Life Scout’s fallen friend has made it halfway to becoming a reality.
Winter Park considers restrictions
Facing the increasing likelihood of medical marijuana in Florida, Winter Park is considering a home-grown law to regulate it.
Canopy can't be replaced
Tree codes put in place over the past 50 years could prevent Winter Park from replacing two-thirds of the dying trees it removes along city streets, according to city staff during Monday’s City Commission meeting.
Developer seeks public input
A developer looking to build restaurants and condos on the land where the Mt. Vernon Inn currently stands will hold a public meeting Thursday, July 31, to gather input from the community.
Victory for veterans
The Baldwin Park VA Medical Center got a new lease on life on Tuesday, with Congressman John Mica announcing it will stay open.
Incumbents also favored
A poll at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce-hosted Political Mingle saw many incumbents favored and a half-penny sales tax to raise money for schools heavily favored.