July 21, 2006, 8am PDT
Pelham Square, a 200 home development proposed by creators of Celebration, faced opposition by County planners and residents due to its rural location and density.
July 6, 2006, 5am PDT
One ambitious developer is taking on numerous town center projects as it struggles to complete one of its most high-profile developments.
June 30, 2006, 9am PDT
Residents and officials of one Central Florida community are left wondering where plans for a "viable" downtown went wrong.
June 7, 2006, 12pm PDT
Bedroom community Maitland wants to convert its strip commercial core to a downtown, but guidelines mandate open space. Redefining 'open space' has opened a door to greater intensity -- and controversy.
May 18, 2006, 10am PDT
With the seven-county Central Florida region projected to double its population by 2050, coordinated planning is critical. The think tank myregion.org will start a 15-month visioning process with a meeting May 17th.
May 15, 2006, 2pm PDT
The Bush administration's plan to sell national forest land to raise money for rural schools and roads hits roadblocks.
April 14, 2006, 1pm PDT
Sprawl defines life in Central Florida, and costs citizens much more than just money, writes staff writer Rich Mckay.
March 30, 2006, 10am PST
The Central Florida region, with 86 cities and seven counties, faces development predicted to more than double its population. Three hundred political, business and civic leaders who see the region as a single entity have met to develop a shared vision.
March 29, 2006, 12pm PST
Five hundred e-mails protesting big-box retail stores in different parts of Central Florida's Orange County led County Commissioners to adopt a one-year moratorium on megastores larger than 75,000 square feet, until stronger laws are in place.
February 20, 2006, 5am PST
Frustrated with government services and a lack of culture, Orlando residents in East Orange county are in the beginning stages of planning a new city. If successful, the new city would dwarf the current size of Orlando.
January 13, 2006, 12pm PST
Architects and planners hope to add an interesting block of buildings to "boring" Orlando.
December 23, 2005, 1pm PST
The Orlando Sentienl presents a compelling multimedia presentation about "America's Battered Gulf," and a compilation of stories about the gulf.
November 23, 2005, 10am PST
The housing market in Central Florida appears to be cooling, as inventories jump by nearly a third from September to October.
October 14, 2005, 8am PDT
Study finds gated communities are not much more secure than ungated subdivisions.
October 9, 2005, 1pm PDT
Florida realtors believe that the strong economy in Central Florida, along with an influx of retirees and foreign home buyers, will sustain their record-breaking housing prices.
September 1, 2005, 7am PDT
More than 15 projects and 70,000 homes are in the works for Central Florida, which has some activists concerned about sprawl.
May 30, 2005, 11am PDT
Trend of attaching residences to parking garages receives mixed response in Central Florida.
May 16, 2005, 10am PDT
Costs are going up faster in the state, including Orlando, than anywhere else in the nation.
April 15, 2005, 8am PDT
Florida has 14 Of the nation's top 100 fastest-growing counties -- the most of any state in the country.
March 21, 2005, 2pm PST
Orlando developers are betting that young professionals and empty-nesters will continue to be drawn out of the suburbs and into the cities by the thought of living in modern towers near restaurants and entertainment.