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


Gaston Edwards Park (Lake Ivanhoe) City Planning Meeting

Today, Wedsnesday May 19th
4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Bob Swanson’s Ivanhoe Row building at 1219 N. Orange Avenue

As was briefly discussed at our last Lake Formosa Neighborhood Association meeting, there is to be a meeting this Wednesday regarding the City’s plans for Gaston Edwards Park (Lake Ivanhoe). Several of the merchants from Ivanhoe Village will be there and Lake Formosa Neighborhood should also well represented. Some businesses will be pushing the City to provide more parking in the park, which will mean less green space unfortunately. In addition the Florida Dept. of Transportation needs to restore one of the southbound travel lanes along Orange to parking as it used to be. This was something that we asked for during our discussions with FDOT regarding the Orange Avenue resurfacing, but they were not willing to consider this, even though the numerical projections support it.

Please come represent Lake Formosa Neighborhood and help preserve the Park from future encroachments including additional asphalt paving.