Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Is this what the Orlando of the future will look like? Project DTO's final report to the city was released this week.

Posted By on Tue, May 5, 2015 at 1:34 PM

Project DTO released the final report of its vision for downtown Orlando to the City Council on Monday, May 4. You can read the full report here and learn about the things they hope to accomplish in Orlando over the next few years, but here are our favorite artist renderings from the presentation made to the council. You can read the whole thing here.

click to enlarge In Future Orlando, the Magic will be a better team, and people will flock to the Amway to see them play again. We'll be so happy about it that we'll release balloons.
  • In Future Orlando, the Magic will be a better team, and people will flock to the Amway to see them play again. We'll be so happy about it that we'll release balloons.

click to enlarge In Future Orlando, bicycles will have their own green-carpeted pathways on which to ride, divided from both traffic and pedestrians, yet some dummies will still continue to ride on the sidewalk anyway.
  • In Future Orlando, bicycles will have their own green-carpeted pathways on which to ride, divided from both traffic and pedestrians, yet some dummies will still continue to ride on the sidewalk anyway.


click to enlarge In Future Orlando, people will watch movies outside in the daylight with their kids under giant spinning plates.
  • In Future Orlando, people will watch movies outside in the daylight with their kids under giant spinning plates.


click to enlarge In Future Orlando, only buses will be allowed on some streets.
  • In Future Orlando, only buses will be allowed on some streets.

click to enlarge There will definitely still be a Gallery at Avalon Island in Future Orlando.
  • There will definitely still be a Gallery at Avalon Island in Future Orlando.



click to enlarge In Future Orlando, there will be giant foreboding swans guarding the gates of Lake Eola.
  • In Future Orlando, there will be giant foreboding swans guarding the gates of Lake Eola.

click to enlarge And finally, in Future Orlando, we will finally have a name for that area underneath I-4 where everyone parks their cars – we will call it the Bridge District. And things will finally feel complete.
  • And finally, in Future Orlando, we will finally have a name for that area underneath I-4 where everyone parks their cars – we will call it the Bridge District. And things will finally feel complete.






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