Orlando City Council approved the installation
of solar power cells on the top of the City's
fleet facility on Westmoreland Avenue. This
public-private partnership will generate clean
energy for our community and generate an energy
savings of $800,000 dollars for the City over
the next two decades.
Florida Sustainable Communities Consortium & HUD
Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant
Council approved the City's participation in a
cross-jurisdictional Housing and Urban
Development Sustainable Communities Regional
Planning grant application.
The Consortium is
made up of 27 partners and was awarded $2.4
million in grant funding.
Over a three year
period, the grant funding will be used to
develop sustainable development plans around
targeted SunRail station commuter rail locations
to help incentive investment and expand jobs,
including detailed planning for 6 of the 12
Phase I SunRail stations, affordable housing
assessments for all 12 stations and regional
collaboration to share best practices and guide
future planning in the region.
The City will focus our efforts on pedestrian,
local transit and bicycle connectivity between
the Creative Village and LYNX Central Station.
Cargo Group and XOS
Orlando City Council approved a job creation
incentive package for National Air Cargo Group,
Inc., an operator of scheduled and on-demand
charter services worldwide. National Air Cargo
Group, Inc. specializes in over-sized, time
sensitive special air handling requirements and
are the third largest carrier for the Department
of Defense with more than 70% of National's
business being Department of Defense related.
considering leasing 20,000 square feet of space
on Millenia Lakes Boulevard for relocation and
expansion of its corporate headquarters from
Michigan and New York and plans to create 105
new high value, high wage jobs over the next two
years. National's total capital investment for
this project is $775,000 for construction and
approved two items as it relates to a job
creation incentive package for XOS, an industry
leader in digital media solutions for sports
teams across the United States. The company is
considering relocating its corporate
headquarters from Lake Mary to Downtown
Orlando's GAI Building.
XOS products and
services range from content management systems
to distribute sports content to the web, mobile
and SmartTV among other mediums. XOS is also the
number one provider of instant replay solutions
to collegiate sports teams in the country.
estimates XOS will be adding 46 new high-value,
high wage jobs within the next three years and
retaining 57 existing jobs in the Central
Florida area. The project also represents and
estimated capital investment of more than $3
million in construction and equipment.
Village Planned Development
Monday, the City
Council also approved the first reading of an
ordinance that will establish the Planned
Development for the 68-acre Creative Village
site. This action removes the former public use
and other zonings to a planned development that
will allow for densities allowed by the Urban
Activity Center future land use designation.
development includes sustainability and design
principles, streetscaping, parks and
transportation plans and other site development
standards; and infrastructure requirements for
the Master Developer as well as parcel-specific
standards that will be met by any future
individual site developers as vertical
construction is contemplated.