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Winter Park looks underground for biz stimulus

Going underground

Winter Park’s latest effort to attract new businesses to the city’s major corridors is going underground – all the way down to the sewer pipes.

Suspect in Fairbanks assault turns himself in

Husband turns himself in

A suspect on the run turned himself in at the Winter Park Police Station last Monday night after an apparent life-threatening altercation with his wife off of Fairbanks Avenue earlier that day.

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Winter Parkers remember demolished train station

Train station comes down

Winter Park said goodbye to a piece of city history on June 1 as demolition workers tore down the 52-year-old Amtrak train station in Central Park.

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Four arrested for alleged foul play at Winter Park phone store

Four arrested a fix-it store

Winter Park Police received a tip last year that the location was buying stolen cell phones and selling them on the Internet, starting an investigation last June.

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Winter Park researches renovating, relocating library

City looks into relocation

Winter Park might be forced to use the wrecking ball in order to make room for a high tech new library. And it could end up in Central Park.

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Winter Park approves larger planned developments

Second vote passes

An ordinance passed by Winter Park City Commissioners on Monday could be the first step in opening the floodgates for larger development in the city, a month after the Commission originally voted the change down.

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SunRail riders give Park Avenue merchants a boost

Train riders boost biz

Winter Park merchants along Park Avenue saw sales and foot traffic soar in the first month of SunRail rides, leaving them hoping to see the trend continue.

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Rollins College president resigns

Duncan steps down

Rollins College will have a new president by this summer – a turn of events that may have stemmed from unrest in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Winter Park Boy Scout to erect fountain for fallen friend

Honoring Elizabeth

A 13-year-old girl’s spirit will live on in Winter Park’s Central Park if an old friend’s endeavor succeeds: placing a peacock fountain at the center of the park’s tranquil rose garden.

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Commission calls for re-vote to allow bigger buildings

Commission to re-vote

A change to Winter Park’s Comprehensive Plan allowing more development of a larger size is set to come back before the City Commission, despite commissioners already voting it down by a count of 3-1 last month.

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City nears deal to bring in minor league baseball

A step toward the minors

Rollins College, the Brevard Manatees Single-A baseball team, and the city of Winter Park are nearing an agreement to bring the Manatees to Rollins’ Alfond Stadium.

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Massive Winter Park Ravaudage for sale

Bellows' project up for grabs

Developer Dan Bellows recently put his 75-acre Ravaudage Development up for sale through commercial real estate firm Cassidy Turley.

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Winter Park commission axes idea to increase development size

No more bigger buildings

Winter Park residents wary of more development breathed a sigh of relief last Monday after a proposed change to the comprehensive plan came down to a single vote by the City Commission.

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Winter Park Commission considers Lee Road extension

City considers extensions

Winter Park officials discussed a new approach to realigning Lee Road on Monday – hoping to solve local traffic problems without creating new ones.

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Goldenrod KinderCare crash leaves locals with questions

Driver had long rap sheet

They boarded up the gaping hole at the northwest corner of the brick and cinderblock Goldenrod Road KinderCare, but the void inside the hearts and minds of parents and children still remained.