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Orlando Magazine: Spotlight: Duo Fights to Protect Lake Eola Park from Development

Rookie activists and fast friends Eugenia Sefcik and Lynn Long work to protect Lake Eola Park from falling into the shadows of development. Until fairly recently, Eugenia Sefcik and Lynn Long never imagined themselves as civic activists. They had only a nebulous notion of the meaning of a land trust. They didn’t even know one …

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City of Orlando looking to buy more land for Lake Eola

We told you HERE in October about the two self-described “little old ladies” that were trying to buy a slice of property to add to Lake Eola Park. Well, it seems as if they’ve almost reached their goal.Lynn Long and Eugenia Sefcik, backed by Orlando native and local philanthropist Ted Haddock, have banded together to form the Orlando …

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Orlando taxing district proposes $1.2 million toward Lake Eola expansion

A group aiming to transform a downtown building that houses a 7-Eleven into an expansion of Lake Eola, the city’s signature park, in on the verge of a big step toward that goal. The city of Orlando, through a special downtown taxing district, is poised to put up $1.2 million, about a third of the …

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City may help fund purchase of 7-Eleven for new park

DIX.HITE + PARTNERS INC. | A 7-Eleven in downtown may transform into a park. The city of Orlando may contribute roughly one-third of the money needed to buy a 7-Eleven property near Lake Eola in order to convert it into a green space. The advisory board for the city’s community redevelopment agency (CRA) — which …

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Announcing City of Orlando, CRA and the Orlando Land Trust Partnership!

Orlando City Council voted on the Community Redevelopment Agency funding recommendation approving an equal match with the Orlando Land Trust for a private/public partnership.  The Trust for Public Land and the OLT joined together to raise the money for the purchase of the Murrell property This is a potential vision of the gateway. Once the …

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Preserving Orlando’s Lake Eola Park | Our Ultimate Goal

Many of us who grew up in Orlando and raised our families here have been watching downtown grow and density increase with condominiums, restaurants, bars, and businesses flourishing. We have supported the growth of our city. However, we cannot support high rise buildings that will encroach and threaten the green space and park land that …

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Orlando Land Trust seeks to protect and extend Lake Eola Park, setting the tone for responsible growth

Orlando Land Trust seeks to protect and extend Lake Eola Park, setting the tone for responsible growth

The Orlando Land Trust wants more, not less. Eugenia Sefcik and Lynn Long, founders of the organization formed last October to protect Lake Eola Park and city green space, welcome more downtown Orlando development and cheer the denser regional sprawl spurred by Disney. They want to accentuate what makes Orlando in demand and openly celebrate …

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