Monthly update for Sellers Auto / Artist Studio petroleum cleanup site 489201547 / 489201548 update #59A)‏

Good afternoon,

As a followup to the update at the beginning of October, I have good news:  all of the milestone wells that were sampled on September 27th were below cleanup target wells again this time.  Therefore, the system will remain off and prepared for long term storage. 

However, one well did show a slight concentration of Benzene though.  Monitoring well DW-11 which has historically had low concentrations of Benzene had 9.6 µg/L of it this time. This will be monitored and will not require the system to be turned back on since this well is a 55 ft deep well and the treatment wells are 20 ft deep.  Tentatively, we plan on over-purging that well or a well nearby address this.  

Please feel free to call me anytime if you need additional information or have any questions.  Have a great weekend. 

Damon Taylor

Environmental Case Manager

Environmental Protection Division

Petroleum Cleanup

800 Mercy Drive, Suite 4

Orlando, FL 32808

office:   407-836-1480

fax:  407-836-1417



Florida Hospital DRI Meeting Today at 6:30PM


I wanted to remind all of you about a meeting this afternoon where Florida Hospital is going to present its DRI plans to the public. This DRI has enormously potential to change our neighborhood. The meeting is at 6:30 PM at the Loch Haven Neighborhood Center on the lake at the corner of Alden and North Lake Formosa.

I hope to see you all there!

Gordon Spears

Invitation to Florida Hospital Meeting regarding new Heath Village construction

Invitation to Community Meeting‏
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Dear Neighbor,

Please join me Wednesday, November 5th at 6:30 p.m. for a community meeting hosted by Florida Hospital to discuss the progress of plans for their Health Village, a medical and mixed-use project located in and around their Orange Avenue/ Rollins Street campus.

Representatives from the City of Orlando’s Planning and Transportation Departments will also be on hand to listen to comments and answer questions from local citizens.

The meeting will take place at the Loch Haven Neighborhood Center, 610 North Lake Formosa Drive. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

The City’s Municipal Planning Board ( will also be reviewing this project at their November 18th meeting.  The public is invited to attend and share comments if they feel inclined.

Thanks for your interest in our community- I look forward to seeing you on the 5th!


Robert F. Stuart, Commissioner, District 3
City of Orlando
400 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL  32801

Invitation to Join Ivanhoe Village



Please Join Us for a Night for the Community…

The City of Orlando has awarded

Ivanhoe Village district as part of the

Main Street Program!


We welcome you to be a member of the

 first Main Street Program in the City of Orlando.


Date: Thursday, March 13, 2008

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Harrison Graham’

s Gourmet Grille and Wine Cellar

1905 N. Orange Ave.

(Same block as White Wolf Café)

RSVP: Rachael Ross, Main Street manager



Businesses, Property Owners and Residents are invited to:

Learn about the Main Street Program


-Budget allocations and corporate sponsors

-Getting involved as a board member

-Benefits to becoming a member &

the impact it will have on you and our district

-Enjoy snacks and beverages


Membership sign up incentives

will be announced at the meeting.


Preliminary Information Available at

Ivanhoe Village Kickoff Event April 26th

Ivanhoe Village Main Street was approved by the City Council yesterday and is up and running.  This is the organization that we heard about at our last meeting that is made up of businesses, cultural organizations, Florida Hospital, and community representatives, and is devoted to promoting the Orange Avenue corridor from Magnolia to Florida Hospital as a community “main street” providing recreation, culture, commerce and health care to our community.  This group plans to eventually expand into the commercial parts of our neighborhood along Virginia and Alden.  I believe that we share many of the same long term goals as this group.  Ivanhoe Village is planning a kickoff event to celebrate its inception on Saturday 26 April.  This event will feature live music, refreshments, activities for the kids, and various other activities sponsored by the member organizations and businesses.

-Gordon Spears, Vice President

Florida Hospital Expansion

Update from Gordon Spears, 10/2/07:
I think that the main points that I want to bring up with the FH planners are:
1) The neighborhood’s preference for mixed use along the alden corridor (rather than Commercial as FH has proposed) in keeping with the city’s comp plan vision for the rest of the Alden corridor.
2) Ways that FH can partner with the City in developing adjacent parks such as the USDA site and improvements to Loch Haven Park and the Lake Formosa loop trail.
3) Ways that FH can partner with the City in facilitating transportation improvements such as expanded LYMMO service to Florida Hospital/Loch Haven Park, and optimal pedestrian/bicycle access to the proposed Commuter Rail station.
The DRI modification application document is available on line at the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council’s web site:

Once you are there, navigate to “Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs)” Then to the “DRI Tool”
Search by “DRI Name”, and enter “Orange” in the county pull down menu, and “Florida Hospital Orlando Health Village” in the DRI Name pulldown menu, and press the “Submit” button.
There is no way to link directly to the main page for this application, but it contains links to the various sub-sections. They are as follows: Maps.pdf Methodology Appendix A.pdf Transportation Methodology Appendix B.pdf Transportation Methodology Appendix C thru G.pdf Transportation Methodology Appendix H thru M.pdf Exhibit 1_1.pdf Exhibit 1_ 2.pdf Exhibit%2019%20thru%2024.pdf Letters.pdf

Thanks to everyone for their time and attention to this important aspect of our community’s future.
Gordon Spears