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“We want to be the very best neighbor to Parramore we can be,” says Orlando City Soccer Club president Phil Rawlins. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
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Rawlins: Stadium Can Be Catalyst For Economic Regeneration


One of the biggest physical transformations coming to Parramore is the soccer stadium. It’ll be Major League Soccer’s third largest stadium- seating 25,500 spectators. Some Parramore residents say the stadium will bring new opportunities, while others say it’s not what this neighborhood needs.
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Parramore residents at a neighborhood corner store. Photo: Michael Justice.
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Communities Near Parramore Brace Themselves for Development


Construction on a new soccer stadium has opened Orlando’s historically black Parramore community to a wave of change. Long-time residents teeter between fear and hope; some fear they’ll be swept up and forgotten; others hope they’ll see better opportunities in the blighted area. But as development sets in Parramore, it’s also creeping west toward the Washington Shores and West Lakes communities. 90.7’s Renata Sago spoke with residents there who are bracing themselves for change that’s headed their way.
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City Commissioner Regina Hill speaks at the ribbon cutting for a renovated commercial building in Parramore. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
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Regina Hill Sees New Hope In Parramore


A soccer stadium is on its way to Parramore, and with it new businesses and residents. It’s a neighborhood in flux, and 90.7’s Matthew Peddie caught up with Orlando Commissioner Regina Hill at the ribbon cutting of a new business there- to talk about the neighborhood’s past and future.
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Lime Line Bus at the Creative Village site in Parramore. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
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Creative Village Starts With A Bus Line


The developer of Creative Village says he will move ahead with the project for downtown Orlando even if state funding fails to materialize.  Today’s official groundbreaking was for bus service providing a link to the heart of the city.
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One of the buses used on the Lymmo routes. Photo: Lynx
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New Orlando Bus Route Breaks Ground


Creative Village is breaking ground this afternoon on what Orlando city officials are calling the development’s first piece of horizontal infrastructure. The city is extending Lymmo- the free bus service- with a new route through Parramore.
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