Orlando demolishing building to create green space for Lake Eola Park

Crane to topple former 7-Eleven at Rosalind Avenue and Central Boulevard.

ORLANDO, Fla. – “A crew began the process of demolishing a building Monday in Orlando to create more green space around the city’s signature park at Lake Eola.

A former 7-Eleven convenience store at Rosalind Avenue and Central Boulevard, the site where a developer wanted to construct a high-rise, will be torn down by a crane.

“It’s hard to create green space. Usually, it’s going the other way around,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer at an event Monday to kick off the demolition. “We’re going to create a small little pocket park there that people can recreate in.”

The Orlando Land Trust raised $3.25 million, including $1.625 million in funding from the city’s downtown Community Redevelopment Agency, to purchase the parcel, preventing future development.”

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