Ways to Revitalize Downtown Orlando
Looks like this is a hot topic lately among central Florida forumers, so I create this thread for everybody to put in his/her suggestions.
Here are some of mine,
Ways to revitalize Downtown Orlando,
1) Put a huge mall in the center of downtown - this is a proven formula in Asia and Europe. The philosophy here is "if you built it, they will come". We need a multi stories huge mall with at least 200 stores, it can also include bowling alley. It needs to be larger than JAcksonville Ladning and MArketplace in Miami. Jax Landing is too small that's why it failed. Miami downtown marketplace is a ok scale but it is isolated from other part of downtown. That's why when you get out of there, there is nothing in downtown Miami. A good example is Pentagon City in Virginia. If you been there, you know what I mean.
2) Put a light rail between international drive and downtown.
3) We need to bring tourists back in downtown no matter how much you dislike it. Do you think Boardway in NYC will be so successed without tourists? How often can you go to theatre?
A tourist trap can be placed downtown. EX, Madam Tussay Wax Museum.
4) We need an icon to define Orlando, something like Space Needle. Tacoma can build one for 20 millions, we can do that too given the fact that we have more money.
5) we need fags....joking
That's all for now. I need to go to bed. Dont bite me if you dont like my ideas. Give me yours ideas!