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:

Click to access MPBSchedule2015rv2.pdf


Invitation to Florida Hospital Meeting regarding new Heath Village construction

Invitation to Community Meeting‏
From: Robert.Stuart@CityofOrlando.net (Robert.Stuart@CityofOrlando.net)
Sent: Fri 10/24/08 4:19 PM
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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 (http://www.cityoforlando.net/planning/cityplanning/MPB.htm) 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

MPB Refuses to Approve Parking for Dowd Project


On 5/19 I spoke before the Municipal Planning Board regarding the Dowd Project on Virginia Drive to urge them to add an additional on-street parallel parking space in front of the building. In spite of our neighborhood’s support of an additional parking space, Dowd’s support of an additional parking space, the City planning department’s support of an additional parking space, and the current City planning documents recommending additional on-street parking along Virginia, I failed to convince the MPB to add this condition. The Traffic Engineer would not support a reduction of the design standard of 23′ length for parallel parking spaces, and our request for the additional space failed.

Gordon Spears