ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer joined District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill, business leaders, elected officials and residents to celebrate the grand opening of the Shoppes of South Parramore Avenue which includes a new barbershop, women’s boutique, day care and a church.
Revitalization efforts by the City inspire hope for Parramore residents.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer says City on track to revitalize Parramore community with new businesses. photo by Willie David Florida National News
“This is just the beginning. I want you to listen to this number, there’s over $1.4 billion in enhancements that are going to take shape in this neighborhood and with the implementation of the Parramore comprehensive neighborhood plan, we will have a vibrant Parramore community focused on sustainability and economic and job growth,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.
District 5 Commissioner Regina Hill echoed the same message as Mayor Dyer.
District 5 Commissioner Regina Hill grow up in the Parramore community says revitalization gives residents hope . photo by Willie David Florida National News
“Being part of the revitalization of a community that I have grown up in and of course had to see my way in and have to struggling,” said Hill. “But to see the people being impacted in such a positive way and businesses now coming into the community to thrive. This neighborhood that was once full of gloom and despair is now full of hope it’s touching.”
Mayor Dyer, Commissioner Hill and the newly elected Florida Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales were all smiles as they celebrate a new beginning for historic Parramore.
Mayor Dyer. Commissioner Hill, District Supervisor Morales and City Official Walter Hawkins toured the new businesses recently open in Parramore, including a barber shop called Parramore Stylin owned by Malik Williams. photo by Willie David Florida National News
Representing Orange County, District Supervisor Morales was among the elected officials attending the grand opening. “Its an honored to witness first hand the community pride on the faces of the residents and new business owners,” said Morales who also toured the new businesses with City Officials.
Other new developments in the next few years for Parramore, includes a new stadium for the Orlando City Soccer, a new entertainment complex for the Orlando Magic, a new police headquarters, a new fire station, and a new school.