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Downtown South Neighborhood Improvement District

The Downtown South Neighborhood Improvement District (the “DSNID”) is a special purpose local government. Its single purpose is to support the redevelopment and improvement of the Downtown South neighborhood, an area of approximately 720 acres located south of Downtown Orlando (the “District”).

 

The SODO Neighborhood Improvement District Master Plan

The Downtown South NID Advisory Council is currently preparing a Master Plan to identify services and capital improvements that could potentially be funded through a levy and/or special assessment on property within the district, if approved by referendum.

Master Document

Economics

 

The City of Orlando’s City Council is the designated Board of Directors for the Downtown South Neighborhood Improvement District. They select individuals to serve on the Downtown South NID Advisory Council. Click here for the Mayor and City Council and their Meeting Schedule.

The Downtown South NID Advisory Council typically meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 9 a.m. in the Veterans Conference Room on the 2nd Floor of City Hall. Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change or cancellation and additional meetings may be added if necessary. Click the link below for the 2018 meeting schedule.

Agendas & Minutes

To view agendas and minutes, please visit our Novus platform

Additional Meeting Information

  • Presentation from the November 1, 2017 SODO Crime Prevention Meeting (PDF)
  • Presentation from the November 8, 2017 SODO Design and Development Meeting (PDF)
  • Presentation from the December 13, 2017 SODO Orange Avenue and Master Plan Workshop (PDF)
  • Presentation from the January 30, 2018 SODO Division Street Workshop (PDF)
  • Presentation from April 11, 2018 SODO NID – Orange Avenue Update (PDF)
  • Presentation from May 15, 2018 SODO Division Street Update (PDF)
  • Presentation from May 15, 2018 SODO Development Standards Update (PDF)
  • Presentation from the June 4, 2018 SODO Developer Forum – SODO Overview (PDF)
  • Presentation from the June 4, 2018 SODO Developer Forum – Incentives Overview (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

Advisory Council Members

The Orlando City Council appointed a five member Downtown South NID Advisory Council on October 3, 2011. Current Advisory Council members are as follows:

Harlan Hanson - ChairMay 15, 2017 to October 31, 2018
Adam FreemanMay 15, 2017 to October 31, 2018
Zachary WintersMay 15, 2017 to October 31, 2019
Charlotte ManleyMay 15, 2017 to October 31, 2020
Aaron BottenhornMay 15, 2017 to October 31, 2020

The Downtown South NID Advisory Council is responsible for “Minor Decisions,” such as:

  • preparing an operating budget, neighborhood improvement plan, capital improvements plan, financing plan, and annual report of district activities for review and approval by the Board of Directors;
  • applying for and receiving grants;
  • monitoring and providing comments regarding planning, zoning and development proposals affecting Downtown South;
  • providing recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding “Major Decisions”; and
  • contracts under $250,000, subject to the annual budget.

Downtown South NID Advisory Council Bylaws

Land Use Analysis Maps

Residential property
Tax Exempt Parcels
Ownership of four or more parcels
Ownership of eight or more parcels

Budget

Comprehensive Long-Range Finance Plan
NID Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports
NID Budget Report

Additional Links

(NOTE: These links are maintained by the SODO District Main Street Organization and will take you outside of the City of Orlando’s website.)

SODO District Main Street Website
SODO District Main Street Facebook
SODO District Main Street Twitter
SODO District Main Street Instagram

If you have further questions, please contact:

Martin Hudson – Project Manager – South Downtown Improvement District
martin.hudson@cityoforlando.net
Phone: 407.246.3242