Keep Palm and Check out our new Trees

Last updated on April 30, 2021

Palm Trees on Church St.

While the effects of COVID have had an impact on people and economies around the world, the City of Orlando’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is committed to supporting the businesses and beautification efforts around downtown Orlando.

At a time when more employees are beginning to return to work, the CRA recently completed beautification efforts on Church Street between Orange Avenue and Garland Street. These efforts were completed to beautify the historic district, revitalize and stimulate interest from businesses, residents, and visitors alike.

The scope of work completed includes:

  • Installation of 17 Sylvester palm trees along Church Street from Orange Avenue west to railroad.
  • Replaced four pedestrian light poles with six new pedestrian light poles with LED lighting on Church Street between Garland Avenue and the railroad. 
  • Increased the size of the tree wells along Church Street between Orange Avenue and the pedestrian bridge to accommodate for and install Sylvester palm trees. Expanding the size of the tree wells will better allow the trees appropriate space to thrive.

Additionally, the light poles between Orange Avenue and the pedestrian bridge on Church Street were recently upgraded with LED lights.

The CRA is continuing to look for opportunities to enhance downtown Orlando as they continue their objective of becoming the nation's highest quality urban environment. 


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