In a city where some vacant downtown spaces have seemingly become permanent fixtures, at least two downtown landlords have succeeded in leasing their space.
Recently, the two-story building at the corner of Donnelly Street and Third Avenue added three new businesses to its roster of tenants that already included the Jane Slivka Art Gallery in its courtyard. Now there’s only one 935 square-foot space available in the Creators Corner building owned by Carillo Family Enterprises, LLC and managed by Mike Levine of Certified Real Estate Investments, Inc. Read more
A seed was recently planted in Mount Dora. One that could significantly grow the number of downtown parking spaces.
At a September 27 workshop, representatives of G3 Development presented the City Council with a preliminary public-private partnership (PPP) proposal to build a parking garage with 488 spaces. The site combines contiguous lots currently being acquired by G3 with the city’s existing parking lot adjacent to the railroad tracks between Tremain and Baker Streets. The small part of Baker Street that dead ends and sits between the parking lot and the soon-to-be G3 lots would be the only other property included. Read more
Thirty-three acres of orange groves may become Dora Landings, Mount Dora’s newest residential development. The proposed 129-home subdivision lies between Pine Street and Limit Avenue with Grandview Street running down the middle.
The proposed master plan would transform the Simpson orange groves into a neighborhood with single-family homes that are a minimum of 1,200 square feet. The subdivision would have a net density of 4.16 houses per acre with lot sizes starting at 5,500 square feet. According to the City of Mount Dora, the project does not require a change in zoning. Read more
Two things are for sure. It's not your typical entrance feature and you don't see many penguins in Florida.
The eye-catching entrance to Mount Dora's newest neighborhood was installed yesterday. The center median of Dora Parc is now the permanent home to four penguins approximately four feet tall in bright colors. The large birds are made of recycled plastic and stand on cubes of masonry that seemingly represent blocks of ice. Read more