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Old 05-30-2011, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Coral Springs, Fl
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I guess the saying all good things come to an end is true. The widining of the roads by Alafaya Trail out by Stoneybrook and Avalon park is going to be a huge mess. They are knocking down the forest, chasing wildlife onto the roads where you can't go at least a mile without seeing dead animals all over. Rental Apartments are being built, new shopping centers, and additional housing. It was nice, lush, and quiet around here and being that I just moved out here I enjoyed it. I previously came to visit my finacee for the last 5 years when I lived in South Florida and it's sad to see everything being knocked down.

We have empty shopping centers on Alafaya across from Stoneybrook, apartment complexes constantly running specials becuase they're vacant, and numerous forclosued and bankrupt houses in the area.

Traffic is only going to get worse, and personally I thought this area was one of Orlando's best kept secrets - not anymore!!!!

Anyone else feel my pain?
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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I guess the saying all good things come to an end is true. The widining of the roads by Alafaya Trail out by Stoneybrook and Avalon park is going to be a huge mess. They are knocking down the forest, chasing wildlife onto the roads where you can't go at least a mile without seeing dead animals all over. Rental Apartments are being built, new shopping centers, and additional housing. It was nice, lush, and quiet around here and being that I just moved out here I enjoyed it. I previously came to visit my finacee for the last 5 years when I lived in South Florida and it's sad to see everything being knocked down.

We have empty shopping centers on Alafaya across from Stoneybrook, apartment complexes constantly running specials becuase they're vacant, and numerous forclosued and bankrupt houses in the area.

Traffic is only going to get worse, and personally I thought this area was one of Orlando's best kept secrets - not anymore!!!!

Anyone else feel my pain?
Yeah It kind of sucks. Just what we need right? More strip malls! Does anyone know what they are building on that new stretch of road from Alafaya to 528? Looks like a grid of some sort
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Coral Springs, Fl
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Agreed Learflyer!
I know next to Whisper Palms Apt complex they are building additional apartment rentals.

Right next to Avalon park they are creating a couple of additional Lakes.

Alafaya to 528 - I believe that is Corporate Enterprise Pkwy they are building more homes.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:10 AM
 
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Traffic is only going to get worse, and personally I thought this area was one of Orlando's best kept secrets - not anymore!!!!

Anyone else feel my pain?

You know they chopped down trees and displaced animals to build your house, too, right?
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:38 PM
 
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Agreed. I don't see the need to go out to Avalon and destroy all that is natural FL when there is room to grow in already developed areas. I always been a firm believer in developing the infrastructure of the urban areas so that we can keep the natural areas pristine and green. It's a shame.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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Used to live in Avalon Park and always thought Alafaya was dangerous as a two lane road. If you like the boonies I guess it's a loss for you then. It's just the continuation of SPRAWLando!
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:11 PM
 
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I'd rather have the road widened frankly. It's 10 years overdue. Traffic is bad BECAUSE Alafaya has not been widened. Also, the whole thing is going to be landscaped with wide paths on both sides. I think it will look a lot better when complete, and maybe some of those businesses will finally move into the vacant space because people can actually get to them and have somewhere to go. I'm all for progress in this area. East Orlando needs it. I could care less about the wildlife. That's why we have zoos.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Longwood, FL
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>They are knocking down the forest, chasing wildlife onto the roads where you can't go at least a mile without seeing dead animals all over.

And then people gripe when bears, gators, et al show up in their neighborhoods, things like that. And everyone panics. Why does everything have to be so out of control and crazy? Why can't something be just a little bit right?

>You know they chopped down trees and displaced animals to build your house, too, right?

I know that too, but there is such a thing as planned development and balance instead of rape and devastation. Make sure there are still things like green space, water, relocation for things displaced.. think about things like the impact of an expanded population on the existing infrastructure, you know, things like that.

>I could care less about the wildlife. That's why we have zoos.

This is utterly depressing, I give up.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Metro DC
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What do you expect in a city that is booming? Especially in an area that is only miles away from the largest (or top 2?) university in the US? Alafaya's traffic is maddening past Waterford, and the route into Avalon Park from rt. 50 was almost as bad.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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Booming? Are you kidding me?
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