JINGLE EVE FREE STREET PARTY IS BACK November 23rd

IvanhoeVillage-JingleEve2013

Ivanhoe Village is Orlando’s cultural hot spot and Jingle Eve is our largest event, spanning our entire Village from N Orange Ave (Princeton all the way down to Ivanhoe Row) and up Virginia Dr.

Keep checking back as details come in for JINGLE EVE 2013: https://www.facebook.com/JingleEve

BEER GARDEN Sponsored by The Daily City
6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Entertainment: DJ CUB
The Beer Garden is made possible with the help of the Junior League of Central Florida and The Hammered Lamb.

WINE STROLL Sponsored by Barefoot Wine
6:00 PM-11:00 PM | $10 in advance/$15 day of event

SANTA’S WORKSHOP Sponsored by D Squared Productions
5:00 PM-8:00 PM | Free

You’ll find Santa at D2 Productions, 1401 Alden Rd., right on the corner of Virginia and Alden.

VENDORS & ARTISTS Sponsored by Homegrown Food Co-Op
If you’re interested in becoming a vendor for Jingle Eve 2013, use this link: https://www.wepay.com/events/jingle-eve-2013-vendor-application

This year’s vendors include:
Winter Park Bach Festival

FOOD TRUCKS Brought to you by The Food Truck Bazaar

SPONSORS
Florida Hospital
Jess Regan Photography
The Daily City
Barefoot Wine
City of Orlando

General Information
VOLUNTEERS
Interested in helping to plan Jingle Eve 2013? E-mail info@ivanhoevillage.org and put “Volunteer” as the subject heading.

LAKE IVANHOE BOAT PARADE
Interested in entering the boat parade on Lake Ivanhoe? Visit lakeivanhoeboatparade.com.

To stay up to date on all the happenings in Ivanhoe Village, like our main page: http://www.facebook.com/ivanhoevillage

MEETING RE MILLS PARK TRAFFIC ON HAVEN DR: Updated location for General Membership Meeting Tuesday Night

Due to the Mennello not being available, the Neighborhood Meeting will be held at Santiago’s Bodega on Virginia. Thanks to Jason the owner for providing this space.

Please note we will be discussing the issue of Haven access to Mills Park.

Also, due to limited space please rsvp to j.gordon.spears@gmail.com

802 Virginia Dr  Orlando, FL 32803

(407) 412-6979

http://www.santiagosbodega.com/

Mills Park/Traffic control on Haven Drive

We are concerned about the lack of traffic control coming from the Mills Park development, right on Haven and going through the neighborhood and urge you to consider this.

The final Mills Park PD ordinance is here:MillsParkFINALPD_1210221204-201241

As expected, the left-in/right-out requirement is Condition No. C2.

There is also a condition that Haven not be used for commercial deliveries (C3).

I’m not sure how this has been addressed, but it does not seem to have been addressed on the two signs on Virginia directing traffic to Mills Park.

Here are a few talking points for anyone who wants to write a letter to City Staff or our elected officials.

* Minimizing cut-through traffic along South Lake Formosa Drive and Haven has always been one of the major concerns of the Lake Formosa neighborhood regarding Mills Park. Conditions C2, C3, and C25 were included in the PD only because of the concerns and activism of the Lake Formosa neighborhood residents.

* Condition C2 clearly states that the Nebraska & Haven intersection is to provide for right turns into and left turns out of Mills Park onto Haven. Left turns from Haven into Mills Park are prohibited by the conditions of the PD.

 * Signage on Haven was not specifically included as a condition of the PD because Haven is a City of Orlando Right-of-way and lies outside of the PD boundary.

 * The Mills Park developers have complied with the requirements of C2, but the City has failed to provide the signage along Haven to inform motorist that left turns into Mills Park are prohibited.

 * Without a “No Left Turn” sign on haven at the Nebraska intersection the prohibition of left turns into the development is unenforceable.

 * Condition C25 does not preclude proactive measures to ensure compliance with the no left turn into Mills Park condition of C2, rather it provides a mechanism for any future additional mitigative measures should the provisions of C2 prove ineffective at minimizing cut-through traffic on South Lake Formosa.

 * We are aware of the reasons why City planners prefer not to limit access in the existing street grid, however, the Nebraska/Haven intersection was not part of the existing street grid before construction of Mills Park, but rather was added to the street grid as part of the Mills Park development. As such, it requires special measures (Conditions C2, C3 & C25) to avoid impacting traffic flow in the Lake Formosa neighborhood.

 * Our neighbors have carefully weighed the convenience of direct vehicular access to Mills Park and the potential traffic impacts of unfettered access to Haven from Mills Park, and have decided through the resolutions and actions of our Neighborhood Association that the potential harm of cut-through traffic outweighed any potential benefit from unfettered turns at the Haven/Nebraska intersection.

 * The Lake Formosa Neighborhood Association has not mentioned the specific conditions of the Mills Park PD to City officials or staff since the original Mills Park PD was approved because we have relied on the City’s enforcement of the PD to insure that all parties would abide by the specific conditions of the PD. We have considered it as settled business, but we have not lost interest or forgotten our concerns regarding avoiding cut-through traffic in the neighborhood.

 Please feel free to include these points in any letter to City staff or officials.  I hope that if anyone wants to use these talking points that they will paraphrase them to reflect their own views of this issue.

Thanks!

Gordon S., LFNA Neighborhood Advocate, Acting Vice President

Update on Mills & Nebraska

Here is some correspondence Gordon Spears received from the City. Download and view this pdf that references the changes below: Haven sketch-revised 5-30-13

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Hi Gordon,

Just wanted to let you know that the Mills Park developers are working on some revisions to the Haven / Nebraska intersection.  The curb will be extended to clearly prohibit the right turn motion. They are still working with traffic engineering staff to finalize the plan.
Thanks,
Elisabeth Dang, AICP
Chief Planner, Comprehensive Planning Studio

City of Orlando
Economic Development Department, City Planning Division
P.O. Box 4990
400 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida  32802-4990

Phone: 407.246.3408

Virginia Drive Live Street Party 2013~

Virginia Drive Live 2013

Event: Virginia Drive Live!
Host: Ivanhoe Village
Time: Friday, June 14, 2013 06:00PM until 09:00PM
Location: Virginia Drive

It’s that time of the year!

Virginia Dr. in Ivanhoe comes alive with late night shopping, food trucks, street vendors and artists,
entertainment, and more! Stretching along Virginia Dr. between Alden Rd. and Haven Dr.
Enjoy a beer garden in the lot next to The Venue and a wine stroll that leads you from merchant to merchant.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/118009578407697/

2013 Lake Formosa Cleanup Sunday April 7th – 1p – 3p

The 2013 Lake Formosa Cleanup Sunday April 7th is from 1p – 3p.

We will be meeting in the parking lot next to the Lochaven Neighborhood Center, 610 North Lake Formosa.

We are partnering once again with Keep Orlando Beautiful, who will be providing trash bags and collection equipment and water.

Contact Emily at e_eade@hotmail.com if you want to volunteer.

The Sunday Morning Coming Down Picnic Jam

https://www.facebook.com/events/599574580069988/

Join the fun at Menello Museum this sunday – before or after our Lake Formosa Lake Clean up.

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From Promoter Joseph Martens – I’m happy to announce the beginning of a new tradition in Orlando. Join us for the best of our live music, art, food and drink all in one place! Enjoy your favorite local bands performing a blend of originals with your favorite classics from the SMCD radio show. We’ll be celebrating old school Country, Folk, American and Bluegrass featuring songs from Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson to Lucinda Williams and Allison Krauss and everything in between.
Bring a blanket, bring your dog, bring your friends and whole family, we’ll bring the rest!
In addition to a full day of live music we will have food trucks, a dog parade, a karaoke dunk tank, activities for the kids and a large parlay of Orlando visual artist displaying and selling their work.
$10 at the door and all proceeds all proceeds from this event will go to benifit Heartstrings Music. (heartstringsmusic.org)

Our updated list of performers includes:

The JC’s Trio
My Generation
Thomas Wynn & Friends
with Jeff Nolan
Shew’Bird
Rocket Fish
Hindu Cowboys
The Gold Miners
Terri Binion
Jessy Daumen
Holcomb Brothers
Giddy Up Go
Stephen Rock
Sunny Raskin
Astatula Hometown Reunion
Heather Lee and Jordan Wynn
Maxx Von Shadow
The Polkstocks
Tim Turner
Nick Landess
Ricky Dickens
Mike Levin
Riverbottom Nightmare Band
Stahll in Time
Hanna Harber
Jim O’Rourk
Brian Chodorcoff
Christian Kelty
Matt Gersting
The Tom & Dan Show
The Reverend
Juno Smile

Stay tuned!

Wekiva Parkway Community Open House Meeting‏ – this THURSDAY 3/21/13

The Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority will hold a community open-house meeting for the first section of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429), located from just north of US Highway 441 near Plymouth Sorrento Road to north of Kelly Park Road.

The 4.6-mile project will feature all electronic tolling and an interchange at Kelly Park Road. Construction on this $224.7 million project is scheduled to begin by late 2014 and finish in 2016.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria at Apopka High School located at 555 W. Martin St., Apopka, FL 32712. The public may review maps, drawings and other pertinent information about the 60% complete design plans for this project. Members of the project team will be available to answer questions.

For more information, please contact Public Information Officer Mary Brooks at 407-694-5505, via email at info@wekivaparkway.com or log on to www.wekivaparkway.com.