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New Looks at Long Island City’s Under-Construction Modern Townhouses

New Looks at Long Island City’s Under-Construction Modern Townhouses

Long Island City’s unprecedented construction boom is bringing thousands of apartments to the market in the next year or two, but family-sized units are hard to come by.GDC Propertiesdecidedto fill that niche by building 38 two-family houses in Hunters Point, a section of the neighborhood where turn-of-the-century row homes bump up against warehouses.

“Our...

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Tampa's McKibbon Hospitality Adds Aloft in Orlando to its Roster

Tampa's McKibbon Hospitality Adds Aloft in Orlando to its Roster

Tampa's McKibbon Hospitality has added the Aloft Orlando Downtown hotel to its management portfolio, expanding its presence in Orlando.

Located in Orlando’s central business district adjacent to City Hall, the eight-story Aloft Orlando Downtown opened in 2013 and is owned by GDC Properties. McKibbon currently manages three hotels in Orlando, and adds the new Aloft Hotel to its portfolio alongside Aloft...

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RIBBON CUTTING 600

Apartment trend is accelerating in downtown Orlando

Standing inside the lobby of the Nora apartment complex, Mayor Buddy Dyer noted that this was his fourth ribbon cutting ceremony of the week – a sign of the increased building in Orlando.

“I’m the happiest mayor in America,” he said.

Dyer was attending the dedication and ribbon cutting at Nora, the complex at 899 N. Orange Ave. The mayor joined Adam...

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Downtown Orlando hotel earns LEED gold certification

The Aloft Orlando Downtown Hotel on South Orange Avenue has received its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The eight-story building — originally the headquarters of the Orlando Utilities Commission from 1968-2008 — was purchased by GDC Properties in 2011 and underwent a multi million-dollar renovation before re-opening in October 2013 as the...

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