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Demolition prepares way for more green space at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando

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On Monday, May 2, 2022 at 10 a.m., Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan will join the Orlando Land Trust to kick off the demolition of the building at 1 North Rosalind Avenue which will allow for the expansion of the City of Orlando’s signature Lake Eola Park.

The demolition of the site, where a former 7-11 store sat, will allow for the creation of a new interim plaza and green space for the park. Additional enhancements to the area will include improved streetscape treatments, new landscaping, and upgraded lighting. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2022.

The demolition, and subsequent expansion of Lake Eola Park, furthers the goal of the DTOutlook to expand open space within the city’s downtown CRA. The acquisition of this property was made possible through a partnership with the Orlando Land Trust, who raised $3.25 million – including $1.625 million in funding from the city’s downtown CRA – to purchase the small parcel, prevent future development and donate it to the city.