Winter Park


Winter Park sees two shootings in two days

In two days

Winter Park saw two shootings in two days earlier this week, with one resulting in the third homicide the city has seen this year.

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Winter Park Commission says no to backyard chickens

No chickens for Winter Park

Did the Winter Park City Commission lay an egg during their last meeting? Pro-chicken residents in Winter Park would argue “yes.”

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Winter Park Country Club staff driven out

Driven out as construction starts

The restoration process of Winter Park’s cherished 100-year-old golf course is ahead of schedule, but Country Club employees were caught off guard when the city unexpectedly laid them off.

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Winter Park Police up ticketing for pedestrians, bicylists

WPPD ups enforcement

In the coming weeks Winter Park police officers won’t hesitate to write you a ticket. The reason? To send an important message.

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Winter Park considers relocating city hall

How to reuse the library

Winter Park City Commissioners directed staff during their Monday meeting to look into the existing Winter Park Public Library property as a potential site for City Hall down the road.

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Winter Park residents pipe up on historic preservation changes

Residents talk preservation

Changes to Winter Park’s historic preservation ordinance are picking up steam – but some residents are urging the City Commission to slam on the brakes.

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Winter Park Commissioners debate history versus character

Debating preservation

Historic preservation is back for debate before the City Commission, but will Commissioners continue to agree to disagree?

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Winter Park board considers allowing fast food on Fairbanks

Certain kinds OK

Winter Park’s Planning and Zoning Board took a step toward allowing certain kinds of fast food along Fairbanks Avenue on Tuesday.

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Weldon reopens historic preservation discussion

Reopening the ordinance

It didn’t take long for newly-elected Winter Park City Commissioner Peter Weldon to come through on one of his biggest campaign promises.

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Winter Park plans next step for new library project

It passed, what's next?

The city and the Winter Park Public Library now turn their attention toward finding an architect.

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Undergrounding slows down in Winter Park

How to speed up the process

A report card released by the city for the year 2015 shows that Winter Park has fallen short of its goal of 5 miles of undergrounding per year, only reaching just over 3 miles.

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Park Plaza Gardens closes for renovations

Park Plaza closes

One of Winter Park’s most fabled restaurants has temporarily closed its doors – the result of wear and tear on a building that’s more than a century old.

Open letter sent by Winter Park mayor raises questions

Motives questioned

The mayor of Winter Park wants you to think twice about the city’s new historic preservation ordinance – but was there an ulterior motive behind his recent open letter to residents?

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Juvenile suspect arrested for Winter Park homicide

Homicide suspect in custody

A juvenile suspect has been arrested in connection with the first homicide case Winter Park has seen in two and a half years.

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Winter Park Kmart plaza to get a facelift

New biz on the way

A neglected shopping plaza on the west end of Winter Park is set get a much-needed sprucing up – and the addition of some new tenants.