One Less Car Event: Call For Designs
You shared. We listened. In 2014/15, Project DTO brought together a diverse array of emerging and established Downtown stakeholders to gain insight into the community’s needs and interests. Public engagement was a central focus of the planning process, with the general public invited to numerous events to contribute ideas and provide feedback.
The resulting vision plan from Project DTO identified the need for more welcoming open space and green space for people to enjoy, additional shade and tree canopy, and modifications to the public realm to make it more inviting for pedestrians, cyclists and transit services.
For the City of Orlando’s One Less Car event, we invite you to reimagine Magnolia Avenue in Downtown Orlando as a pedestrian-oriented corridor with improved urban amenities like shade, seating, creative lighting, wayfinding signage, public art and pocket parks.
We are calling on our local talent:
Planners and engineers, students and professionals, designers and architects, to submit their idea of what Magnolia Avenue should look like. How would you reimagine a Downtown street without automobiles? How would you make that space attractive to those who live, work and play in Downtown Orlando?
The top three designs submitted will each be invited to transform a 200-foot section of Magnolia Avenue. The overall winning design team, as selected by a combination of judges and participant votes, will see elements of their design featured in the future Magnolia corridor study plan.
The sections of Magnolia Avenue to be transformed (map attached) are:
NORTH MAGNOLIA: Between East Robinson Street and East Jefferson Street
CENTRAL MAGNOLIA: Between Wall Street and East Central Boulevard
SOUTH MAGNOLIA: Between East Pine Street and East Church Street
- Submittals must include:
- Point of contact
- Sketch (preferably to scale)
- Narrative of proposed design. Submissions can be made via our online form below.
- The date for this event is to be determined. Applicants chosen for the event will be notified in advance. Please check back for more information.
- Your design must fit within the confines of your designated area: 200 feet long x 10 feet wide.
- You cannot sell merchandise or cook food within your space.
- Designs cannot include materials such as sand or gravel that can be trailed into the street or washed into the storm system.
- You may create a team with multiple companies to submit a joint design and share the space.
- You may submit a design similar to previous submissions.
- There is no fee to participate, however, you are responsible for any costs incurred while creating your space. You may include company signage in your space, as well as signage acknowledging any sponsor who donated materials for your space – allowable dimensions will be provided.
- The City reserves the right to approve more than three designs and designate additional areas for the event.
- By submitting a design, the applicant agrees to be responsible for the set-up, maintenance and clean-up for their designated space. Spaces may be set up no earlier than 8 a.m. the morning of the event, and must be taken down by 4 p.m. same day.
Submit an Idea