Lake Nona developer will build city p...

Lake Nona developer will build city park -- OrlandoSentinel.com

There are 22 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Aug 15, 2007, titled Lake Nona developer will build city park -- OrlandoSentinel.com. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Lake Nona, the future home of a medical school, a major biotech firm and a veterans hospital, is getting another notch on its belt: It will contain Orlando's largest public park.

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florida native

Miami, FL

#1 Aug 15, 2007
more traffic, more crime, more pollution, keep developing until we look like new york city, this state is rapidly being swallowed up and ruined, how many city council members are getting a check under the table to approve these projects
City Dude

United States

#2 Aug 15, 2007
And how much will it cost to maintain this "new" park? Right now estimates say $200,000 to $250,000 of your tax dollars.And just who was the man for Lake Nona to make this deal? Richard Levy former CAO of the ciity, boy this deal stinks!!!!
frenzy

AOL

#3 Aug 15, 2007
your a bunch of cry babys
Dow11

United States

#4 Aug 15, 2007
Glad to see the Lake Nona Development being done the right way. Job well done by the City Council.

And to the fool who said Orlando will look like New York City, have you been to Lake Nona? It is the exact opposite of New York City. Unless they started building large lakefront homes on the non-existant lake in Manhattan you couldn't have made a worse comparison and made yourself sound more foolish.
Forrest Trump

Orlando, FL

#5 Aug 15, 2007
Good news!! An actual city park besides theme parks all over. I'm for this type of development.
Simon

Auburndale, FL

#6 Aug 15, 2007
Why is everybody so aggressive and bitter in Orlando? I just moved here and looking at the tone of most of the comments post I can see there is a lot of bitterness over the most trivial of things, such as a park - which is a very good thing for any city.

I can only imagine how miserable these people must be in their daily lives.

Lighten up!
Lucky

Fort Meade, FL

#7 Aug 15, 2007
I for one am for it, I live in East Park and right now there is nothing close. A few fields at the YMCA and Moss Park. But Moss park isn't free and doesn't have any real hiking or biking trails. I do hope it is pet friendly, I would like to have my dog with me if possible when I go there.
Just a regular gal

Orlando, FL

#8 Aug 15, 2007
I love the idea! Simon, I totally agree with you! Lighten up! I love it here and if you don't, you should move somewhere else! We have beautiful Moss Park, and this will only add to the beauty and charm of Lake Nona/Moss Park. We must always understand that the rich are the ones with the money and they should be welcomed when they offer up their cash to help us little guys. Sure they get benefits, because if they didn't they wouldn't give anybody else anything! More power to the Lake Nona Land Co. and anyone else who wants to build something besides houses!

Since: Dec 06

Orlando, FL

#9 Aug 15, 2007
Lets hope the land is not one of those areas that was used for bombing practice during world war 2.
Orange County Watch

United States

#10 Aug 15, 2007
The City of Orlando was not planned. It evolved from the communities within. That may be the reason for all the uncontrolled crime.

Lake Nona is not like the rest of Orlando. Lake Nona is a planned community. The annexations have planning involved.

Kudos to the developer & Council
Informed

Palm Bay, FL

#11 Aug 15, 2007
I'm really glad we're getting another park. We sorely need them.

I wish we had a big park downtown like Balboa Park in San Diego.
florida native

Zephyrhills, FL

#12 Aug 15, 2007
why don't you leave the state and take all the devlopers with you, take a airplane ride over orlando and see all the developement, it sickens me, enough is enough.
BuckStripes

AOL

#13 Aug 15, 2007
...For all the acreage--from the schematic (drawing), it looks like a pretty skinny park, except for the lake and ball fields...
...Maybe it looks different in person...:-)
local resident

United States

#14 Aug 15, 2007
how long has this been in the works? I like the idea, but we are in the middle of a dealing with the loss of property values due to our local "bomb range". I'm not sure if this was a political ploy to hush us up or if the developers in the area thought this would cool the hostilities.
Laura

Toronto, Canada

#15 Aug 16, 2007
This is great. Let's keep expanding. Soon enough all the animals & wildlife will be gone... There's only so far you can push them. How about spend the millions of dollars on conservation? On preserving natural habitat. On reducing pollution & emissions? Nah... let's just keep developing away.
Chuck M

Plano, TX

#16 Aug 24, 2007
It seems to me that Orlando is not going to pay the developer $4 million dollars over 25 years. They are
more then likely giving them a tax break in that amount.
You are giving people a bad impression on an otherwise
positive story.
Moss Park Resident

Plano, TX

#17 Aug 24, 2007
THUMBS UP!!!!!! FOR THE PARK, BUT, HOW ABOUT A NEW HIGH SCHOOL FOR OUR TEENAGERS, WE PAY SO MUCH IN PROPERTY TAXES AND ON TOP OF THAT WE GET SLAMMED PAYING C.C.D., OUR COMMUNITY DESERVES A H.S. RIGHT AWAY. WE HAVE THE LAND, WHAT'S THE HOLD UP.
Orange County Watch

United States

#18 Aug 24, 2007
Moss Park Resident wrote:
THUMBS UP!!!!!! FOR THE PARK, BUT, HOW ABOUT A NEW HIGH SCHOOL FOR OUR TEENAGERS, WE PAY SO MUCH IN PROPERTY TAXES AND ON TOP OF THAT WE GET SLAMMED PAYING C.C.D., OUR COMMUNITY DESERVES A H.S. RIGHT AWAY. WE HAVE THE LAND, WHAT'S THE HOLD UP.
Two different issues. The School Board decides where the schools go. By the way, it is a CDD not CCD
ELmo

Silver Creek, GA

#19 Sep 5, 2007
Im doing a project on this
MLO Orlando

AOL

#20 Sep 10, 2007
Right past where this park is being put, the high school land is already being cleared with the high school scheduled to open in 2009.
Lets lighten up people and stop all the resentment. Nothing will stay as is forever. We grow and need places to live. That's human nature, unless you want all the homes built in tree tops.

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