Monthly Archives: January 2015

Posada Real

While at VOA, I’ve been creating a timeshare project for a Mexican client.  His family owns a property in San Jose del Cabo and he asked me to redevelop the hotel into a larger, more dense timeshare unit. the property … Continue reading

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In search of the midcentury vibe

In this post-recessional celebratory-illusory-prosperity period, we seem endlessly surprised and delighted with economic favors showered upon ourselves, and indulge like happy children jumping in autumn leaves raked into piles in the yard.  Jobs again – yaay!  Let’s all celebrate!  Interest … Continue reading

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Further notes on density

In the last several weeks, readers of my column on The New Geography have made themselves known to me.  It seems there is a need to communicate, which I heartily encourage. Late last year, a Rollins faculty who recently moved … Continue reading

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Density in Central Florida

High density housing with a view of Interstate 4, Orange Avenue, and Highway 50 in Orlando, the three busiest roads in town. Florida is on track to break the 20 million population mark by 2016, or possibly next year .  The … Continue reading

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Preservation in 2015

2015 could be the year that preservation turns trendy.

With vintage hardware store Hinge opening on North Orange Blossom Trail, 2014 is the year when it became hip to be historic. Unfortunately, Hinge’s customer base is battling rampant bulldozerism. Preservation is a boutique industry, with a lot of losses this year and demolition permit fees fattening municipal coffers throughout Central Florida.

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