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September 2010 Blog Archive

Plans for mixed-use project: The Palms at Lake Underhill Thu, Sep 23, 2010 A proposed 41,500 sq. ft. retail and medical office development is being planned at Lake Underhill Road near Chickasaw Trail in Orlando.  The cost of the mixed-use project is $10 million to $15 million and is being developed by Vista Pointe Fami... Read More

New hospital, Medical Office Building in Poinciana Area Thu, Sep 23, 2010 A medical office building with 60,000 sq. ft and a $120 million, 60 bed hospital will be built near the Cypress Parkway in Poinciana.  Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) purchased the property and construction on the hospital is to start in a... Read More

$60M Proposed Tuscany Village in Sanford Thu, Sep 23, 2010 A proposed $60m mixed-use project is awaiting planned development rezoning from the city of Sanford.  The site is located on 14.5 acres at State Road 46, east of I-4 will be know as Tuscany Village developed by MMM Investments, LLC.  The pr... Read More

Orlando Area Colleges Increasing Staff Mon, Sep 20, 2010 More local area residents are wanting to enhance their job skills by continuing education.  The Orlando area universities and colleges are increasing their staff due to the growing enrollment.  Here are some of the local colleges and univer... Read More

Median Business Prices in Orlando Drop 12% Mon, Sep 20, 2010 At the end of the second quarter, one year ago, the median asking price for businesses in Orlando was $199,000.  Today that current median asking price is down 12% to $175,000. from the second quarter in 2009.  The median revenue for busin... Read More

Orlando Area's Largest Tourist Attractions Mon, Sep 20, 2010 The follow is a list of the largest tourist attractions in the Orlando area ranked by paid attendance in 2009: 1.  The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World 2.   Epcot at Walt Disney World 3.   Disney's Hollywood Studios 4.   Dis... Read More

Legoland Florida Theme Park to Open Fall 2011 Fri, Sep 10, 2010 A 145-acre Legoland Florida theme park based on the Logo building block toys is scheduled to open its doors in the Fall of 2011.  The location is 6000 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven and is expected to create 1,000 jobs.  This will help... Read More

International Visitors to Orlando to Increase Fri, Sep 10, 2010 The Orlando area is a popular destination for International travelers and is expected to increase by 100,000 to 3.1 million this year.  International travel to Orlando decreased last year by 400,000 visitors. Canadians visit the Orlando area mo... Read More

Central Florida's Top 10 Largest Custom Home Builders Tue, Sep 07, 2010 The following is a list of the Orlando area's largest custom home builders ranked by total dollar value of Central FL custom homes closed in 2009: 1.  Charles Clayton Construction Inc.,  Winter Park, FL 2.  Dave Brewer Inc.,  Sa... Read More

Orlando Area's Top 10 High Pay Jobs Tue, Sep 07, 2010 The following is a list of the Orlando area's highest paying jobs ranked by highest-paid position for each industry segment: 1.   Chief financial officer:  $185,745. + 2.   Tax director:  $138,294. + 3.   Chief technology ... Read More

Orlando Magic gets a new logo for 2010 season Tue, Sep 07, 2010 With the 2010 NBA season starting soon, the Orlando Magic has unveiled a new team logo in anticipation of the fall opening of the new Amway Center.  The new logo slightly resembles the current design, has a sharper look with the iconic Orlando M... Read More

Central Florida's Top 10 Largest Banks Tue, Sep 07, 2010 As of June 2009, the following is a list ranked by total Central FL deposits, ranking the largest banks:   1.  SunTrust Bank 2.  Bank of America 3.  Wachovia Bank 4.  Colonial Bank NA 5. Regions bank 6.  JPMorgan ... Read More

Seminole County Sales Tax could generate $260M over 10 years Tue, Sep 07, 2010 Seminole County Public Schools is putting a half-cent sales tax on the November ballot.  If approved by voters, it would generate about $260 million for school construction, renovation and technology upgrades over 10 years.  On August 10, S... Read More

Central Florida's Best New Office Development: Disney Vacation Club Headquarters Tue, Sep 07, 2010 Disney Vacation Club headquarters in Celebration was Central Florida's best new office development between January 2009 and May 2010.  The $16.7 million, 100,925 square foot property was finished in March 2009.  The new headquarters located... Read More

Orlando Among Top 'Cool' Cities in the U.S. Tue, Sep 07, 2010 According to the latest ranking by Forbes.com, Orlando has been ranked as the 6th coolest city in the U.S.  The top five cities included New York City and Las Vegas (tied for Number 1).  Seattle, Chicago and Oakland, Calif. The list was co... Read More

Tiger Woods New Residence: $54.5 M Mansion on Jupiter Island Tue, Sep 07, 2010     Just days after he finalized his divorce with ex-wife Elin Nordegren, Woods took out a $54.5 million mortgage for the mega-mansion he's building on Florida's exclusive Jupiter Island.  Tiger has agreed to pay the loan back by Jan... Read More

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