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MAYOR UNVEILS PARRAMORE
CENTRAL PARK PROJECT AND TASK FORCE
ORLANDO, FL (October 22, 2003) – Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and
District 5 Commissioner Daisy Lynum Wednesday unveiled the Parramore
Central Park Project, a new infrastructure development project at
the corner of Church Street and Parramore Avenue, and announced the
formation of a Mayor’s Parramore Task Force focused on jump-starting
revitalization efforts in Parramore.
The Mayor and Commissioner Lynum were joined by task force members
in announcing that the City of Orlando will invest approximately
$7.5 million to create a stormwater facility and park on the
seven-acre site. The new stormwater treatment facility project will
serve a 100-acre stormwater basin by rebuilding the underground
utilities. The project also includes replacement of the sanitary
sewers and waterlines and the creation of an underground electric
power distribution system.
Park amenities will include a fountain, playground area, garden
seating area, decorative crosswalk and a walkway with park benches.
The 23-member Parramore Task Force, appointed by Mayor Dyer, will
make recommendations on public safety, housing, economic
development, zoning and social services.