A New Way to Revitalize Communities... for All

The great injustice of segregation and the unintentional consequence of desegregation left neighborhoods all over the country, abandoned by hope as all those who could afford to leave fled to the suburbs. There is an opportunity to right these wrongs that have made certain neighborhoods in our cities pockets of blight and chronic, generational poverty. This is the spirit of our claim in a recent article by the Orlando Sentinel.  

“If none of us do anything, downtown will certainly change  and eventually gentrify. But the poor will be kicked out just like people are concerned about. Through Lift Orlando, I believe [we] can build a downtown for all.” 

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Redesigning Lake Lorna Doone

Redesigning Lake Lorna Doone

Lake Lorna Doone Park, which is owned and managed by the City of Orlando, is being redesigned. Improving this historic park, which sits in the shadow of the Orlando Citrus Bowl, is a top priority for area residents as reported in surveys completed by Polis Institute in early 2014. As the year progressed, an action plan was created, initial funding was secured, and the design process got underway. In January of 2015, the first formal design plans will be unveiled for additional comment.

A Stadium with a Philanthropic Mission

A Stadium with a Philanthropic Mission

Football stadiums rarely benefit the neighborhoods adjacent to them. Often, the opposite is true. But Steve Hogan, the CEO of Florida Citrus Sports, is dedicated to seeing his organization leverage the redevelopment, and regular operations, of the Citrus Bowl to create and economic engine for positive neighborhood transformation for those neighboring communities.