FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Heather Fagan 407.246.3423
Cassandra Lafser 407.246.2182
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 2
City Commissioner Tony Ortiz Announce First Market Street District in
the Orlando Main Street Program
Tomorrow Orlando Mayor Dyer and District 2
City Commissioner Tony Ortiz will announce the City’s first
Market Street District - the Semoran Business Partnership.
“Market Street” is a unique designation specifically designed
for the City of Orlando for districts that do not necessary meet
the historic preservation requirement for a Main Street
The Semoran Business Partnership joins the City’s five existing
districts in the Orlando Main Street program – Audubon Park
Garden District, College Park Partnership, Downtown South,
Ivanhoe Village and Mills 50. Since the program’s inception in
2007, Orlando Main Street program successes include the
investment of more than $138 million and the addition of more
than 1,000 full and part-time jobs and 177 new businesses
throughout its five districts.
The Semoran Business Partnership was created as a result of the
City’s Semoran Boulevard visioning process. The Semoran
Boulevard Vision Plan, developed under Commissioner Ortiz’s
leadership, is a long-term guide for future development and
improvements in the area.
The Semoran Business Partnership is a non-profit organization
made up of businesses, property owners, residents and leaders
within the Semoran Boulevard corridor. The main goal of the
partnership is to revitalize parts of Semoran Boulevard while
focusing on things such as crime reduction, traffic flow and
The Market Street designation area includes Semoran Boulevard
from Grant Street to Banco Popular on the north side of the 408
The City of Orlando was the first urban district
in the Southeast to be selected for the Main Street program.
The Main Street Program utilizes training, technical assistance
and staff support to achieve successful urban commercial
districts in our neighborhoods. The districts in Orlando seek to
develop long-term strategies to increase the economic power and
resources of neighborhood commercial districts while pursuing
initiatives that build knowledge and capacity for Main Streets
programs and the businesses they serve.
||Thursday, May 19,
||Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
District 2 City Commissioner Tony Ortiz
Semoran Boulevard residents, businesses and property owners
2274 South Semoran Boulevard
(Corner of Grant Street and Semoran Boulevard)
||Parking is available at
for more information on the Orlando Main Street Program.