City of Orlando Virginia/Lake Highland Transportation & Land Use Study Community Kick Off Meeting AUGUST 1

Public input forum
Presentation of plan recommendations
http://www.cityoforlando.net/city-planning/plans-and-studies/virginialake-highland-transportation-land-use-study/

Monday, August 1 at 6:30 PM

Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, Florida 32803

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – Lake Formosa Neighborhood Association General Membership Meeting – TONIGHT April 19th @ 7pm – 8pm

Photo from Michael Rizzo

Greetings Lake Formosa Residents.

Our next association meeting is this Tuesday! Here’s our agenda for discussion:

1.) The latest from the city regarding parking and traffic on Haven Dr. and cut-through traffic from Mills Park – and what residents can do if they are unhappy about the 2 hour parking restriction.

2.) The city’s upcoming Comprehensive Planning Study and the formation of a residential traffic committee to offer solutions to city planners and better position the neighborhood for the future impact of new development.

3.) It’s also time for our annual elections. If you’re interested in getting more involved and helping our organization have a stronger voice, now is a great time to join our board. It’s also the time we ask members of the association to pay their annual dues. Membership is open to any resident – dues are $10 per household.

4.) Open discussion on any additional items. Please let me know if you have an item for discussion and I’ll include it on our agenda that evening.

Additionally – As you know, our meetings are hardly formal. And while I appreciate the casual feel we have, I feel the meetings would benefit from a bit more structure. Considering this, I’d like to start by setting a predetermined time limit for this meeting to 1 hour. Attendees will appreciate knowing when to expect to leave and not feel awkward getting up if they need to go while someone is speaking.
Of course, we can still gather and talk individually after the meeting if needed. Sometimes that’s the best part!
I hope you’ll plan to attend.

Best,
Michael Rizzo
President – Lake Formosa Neighborhood Association

General Membership Meeting, Tuesday July 28th @7pm – Loch Haven Neighborhood Center

Mark your calendars!

Our next LFNA MEETING is Tuesday July 28th @7pm – Loch Haven Neighborhood Center.

We’ll review the association bylaws, bring everyone up to date on proposed traffic calming on Philadelphia, and get the latest from The Yard developer Chance Gordy. We’ll set some new goals, revisit some old ones, and start creating a focused vision for the neighborhood. Then we’ll begin to discuss strategies for working with the city to achieve them.

If you have other ideas or suggestions, you’re welcome to message me. Please plan on attending, bring your ideas AND bring your neighbors. – It’s a lot to cover and we can’t do it without you!

IVANHOE PLACE/THE YARD: Municipal Planning Board Agenda for Tuesday’s Meeting & Staff Report

AGENDA for Tuesday’s MPB (Municipal Planning Board) meeting.

Of concern is item 6 on the last page regarding the abandonment of Alden and more for Ivanhoe Place/The Yard development on Philadelphia.

The staff report is linked from there to where it’s hosted on the City’s site.

You can also get the Staff Report here.

We hope to see as many neighbors as possible at City Council Chambers at 8:30a Tuesday, February 17th.

Lake Formosa Announcments – Important Meetings Coming up!

Neighborhood Meeting – Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

At the Loch Haven Neighborhood Center, 610 N. Lake Formosa Drive. Agenda includes: 1) City of Orlando District 3 report by Commissioner Robert Stuart, and 2) Chance Gordy and Inverlad Development team presentation on proposed Alden Road and Philadelphia Avenue development aka Ivanhoe Place.

 

Neighborhood Planning Meetings – Saturday, January 24 and Sunday January 25, 2015, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. At the Loch Haven Neighborhood Center, 610 N. Lake Formosa Drive. We need your support to prepare neighborhood feedback on the proposed Alden Road and Philadelphia Avenue development at the upcoming City of Orlando Metropolitan Planning Board (MPB) meeting. The Loch Haven Neighborhood Center venue will be open for Lake Formosa and other area residents to discuss and develop talking points to address our concerns with the City of Orlando. Please join us! Additional meeting dates will be set up as needed to prepare for the public hearing on the development.

General Membership Meeting – Monday, February 9, 2015, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. At the Loch Haven Neighborhood Center, 610 N. Lake Formosa Drive. (See Page 2 here). Moving our general meeting (previously scheduled for January 20) to this date allows residents to focus on the impending development at the January 20, 2015 meeting.

City of Orlando Metropolitan Planning Board Meeting Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Important Message to all Lake Formosa Neighborhood Residents…

Inverlad submitted an official application for the Ivanhoe Place development to the City of Orlando on December 22, 2014. This project will be reviewed at the February 17, 2015, City of Orlando MPB meeting.  The plans have been considered sufficiently complete for review and the project was placed on the agenda for the February meeting.  Because Inverlad is proposing an abandonment of a road (specifically Alden Road), there are two items for the MPB to consider: 1) the proposed road abandonment and 2) the proposed mixed-use development.

 

For further information:

 

  • MPB Agenda items with regard to this development proposal:

http://www.cityoforlando.net/city-planning/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2014/10/MPBSchedule2015rv2.pdf

 

General Membership Meeting Tues. Oct 21 7p @ Loch Haven Neighborhood Center

Note our NEW LOCATION at the Loch Haven Neighborhood Center.

Topics for discussion/updates include the Alden Rd. Development, Ivanhoe Village Mainstreet, January elections, the Coyote invasion, Sellers Auto/Artist Studio petroleum cleanup site on Philedelphia Ave. AND MORE!

Tues. Oct 21 7p @ Loch Haven Neighborhood Center, 610 N. Lake Formosa 32803.