Saturday, October 09, 2010

Entrepreneurs Built Amway, But Their Kind Is Not Welcome Near the Amway Center in Orlando

"When the old arena for the Orlando Magic opened 21 years ago, it was common for Parramore neighborhood residents who lived nearby to charge Magic fans and concert-goers to park on their property. But five weeks ago, the Orlando City Council approved standards that will likely keep most Parramore homeowners from profiting on parking near the Orlando Magic's new $480 million Amway Center (pictured above).

Among other things, property owners must pay a $275 application fee and provide a business tax receipt. Lots must have an attendant, signs, proper lighting and a paved, gravel or grass surface free of potholes or ruts. City officials also recommend hiring security. Even when all those requirements are met, temporary parking lots are allowed only during an event expected to draw at least 5,000 attendees. So far, five applications have been approved, but all are for large properties such as churches, not homeowners. 

The city, meanwhile, has doubled its event-parking rate to $20 at the two garages closest to the Amway Center; elsewhere, event parking at city garages and lots is $10."

Read more here in the Orlando Sentinel of what you can't do at the new Amway Center (opens tomorrow), including sell an extra ticket near the stadium.  


At 10/10/2010 11:42 AM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

The city of Orlando is also installing twenty Homeless Meters to help discourage panhandling near Amway Arena.


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