Light Comes to South Apopka

first_img July 6, 2016 at 10:14 am Please enter your name here 1 COMMENT UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Long-awaited Adult Learning Center coming soonSouth Apopka struggled mightily this spring. Drug-related crime, death and shootings dominated the headlines for weeks. It was so grim, the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance formed a task force to fight the near-epidemic violence.Spring looked more like a dark, cold winter.But finally a green shoot of growth emerged in a small lot on 14th Street and South Central Avenue.A convenience store nearby to Phillis Wheatley Elementary School sold its property to The Orange County Public School System. The property is notorious for loitering, noise and criminal activity. But this dingy, windowless yellow building will make way for an adult education center. Neighborhood residents can use this facility to continue their education, earn high school diplomas, apply for jobs or take English courses.It’s a breath of fresh air to one of the poorest neighborhoods in Apopka. And one in dire need of some good news. Light has come to South Apopka.“After many years of diligent pursuit by our school board member Christine Moore, Orange County Public Schools is about to turn an eyesore into a community asset,” said Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. “It bodes well for the future of South Apopka.”A three-year process comes to a happy endingMoore, who represents District 7 on the Orange County Public School Board (which includes all of Apopka), explained that this was a three-year process that nearly didn’t happen.“It all started in 2013 with a meeting between (OCPS Superintendent) Barbara Jenkins, leaders from the (South Apopka) Ministerial Alliance and myself,” she said. “We wanted to build a replacement school for Phillis Wheatley Elementary, but the consensus was that the convenience store had to go.”In 2014, Sate Senator Geraldine Thompson and then State Representative Bryan Nelson introduced legislation in the Florida Legislature to gain a grant to purchase the property. Nelson made sure  the grant made it onto the state budget, but then was termed-out of the Legislature. To close the process, a new sponsor would need to emerge.Moore reached out to newly elected Representative Jennifer Sullivan to be the sponsor. Sullivan was a first term 23-year-old home-schooled Lake County native, but she took the bull by the horns, according to Moore.With Sullivan and Thompson at the helm in Tallahassee, legislation passed and OCPS had their grant. The replacement school for Phillis Wheatley Elementary was completed two years later, but negotiations with the convenience store owner turned out to be more difficult than they expected. For months the two sides were nowhere close to coming to terms, and with a July 1st, 2016 deadline to close. It seemed the project was doomed, which meant the grant money would, once again, go back to the state.But in the final days, a deal emerged. OCPS paid over $400,000 for a property that appraised at less than $180,000, and the purchase took place before the deadline. OCPS will take ownership of the property on August 1st.“It was a three year, team effort that made the difference towards OCPS taking possession of the property for the adult education center,” said Moore. We look forward to the good it will do in the community.” How interesting that Ms. Moore wants to step forward to take credit for something that she had nothing to do with. What’s even more interesting is that her political client Mayor Kilsheimer who finances Moore as a consultant commends her when he does nothing for the community if its not related to big business. Couple of LOSERS!!!! I hope that community is smarter than this. Please enter your comment!center_img Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSBryan NelsonChristine MooreJennifer SullivanOCPSsouth apopka Previous articleApopka Burglary Report and MapNext articleOn This Day: John Lennon Meets Paul McCartney Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gary Thorningburglast_img read more

Apartment Complex in Qiyan / LRH Architects

first_imgArchDaily 2015 Apartment Complex in Qiyan / LRH ArchitectsSave this projectSaveApartment Complex in Qiyan / LRH Architects Architects: LRH Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project China Apartment Complex in Qiyan / LRH Architects Residential Architecture “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778978/apartment-complex-in-qiyan-taiwan-lrh-architects Clipboard Year:  “COPY”center_img Copy•Taipei, China ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778978/apartment-complex-in-qiyan-taiwan-lrh-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Highlite Images+ 19 Share 2015 Photographs Photographer:  Highlite ImagesSave this picture!© Highlite ImagesRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodEGGERLaminatesFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeThe SiteThe apartment complex is based in Qiyan, located on a mountain slope at the outskirts of the Taipei Basin. As its name suggests, qiyan means “strangely-shaped rocks.” Half of the base is filled with strangely shaped rocks while the other half is covered by primeval forests. To the west, the site overlooks the Guandu Plain and the mouth of the Danshui River. In the northeast direction, one can get a great view of the Qixing and Datun mountain ranges in the distance; this location has a special natural terrain and a rich ecological landscape. Save this picture!© Highlite ImagesConcept 1: Strangely-Shaped RocksInstead of calling the property as just a complex with 59 apartments, it can be referred to as a structure made by repeatedly stacking granite stone blocks along the hillside, which conforms to the existing landscape with an elevation of approximately nine meters. In addition to paying respect to the local topography, the structure also presents an image of a base fully covered by rocks. Various sizes of beige-colored rocks provide unique characteristics and functions for the apartment units, the main lobby, and the gym based on their stacking locations and positions.  Save this picture!Concept 2: A Forest in TaipeiFifty percent of the original forest located to the west of the base has been preserved in its original form, and this connects directly with the property’s atrium. The building’s greenery in the form of terraces and rooftop gardens blends perfectly with the Guandu Plain, maintaining a large-scale integration between the original forest and the mountain forests of Taipei BasinSave this picture!© Highlite ImagesConcept 3: The Residential Building and its Feng Shui Along with the surrounding terrain, mountains at its back, and the Guandu Plain in the front, the residential building sits east and faces west. Each residence is enveloped in stone, providing privacy and stability. The entire area from the Tatun Mountain range to the Guandu Plain will remain open, allowing each apartment to interact closely with nature. Gaps between stones have been converted into balconies for residents to enjoy the beautiful scenery. The use of natural construction materials such as wood and glass not only completes the look of the entire structure and provide additional privacy, it also makes returning to nature the best reason for coming back home. Save this picture!© Highlite ImagesProject gallerySee allShow lessOpen Call: Competition for Interior and Entrance Design of Tabriz Metro StationsBuilt Projects & MasterplansBamboo Villa: Live in the Nature / C&C DESIGNSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Peitou, Taipei, TaiwanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  Projects CopyAbout this officeLRH ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsTaiwanResidentialTaipei CityChinaPublished on January 10, 2016Cite: “Apartment Complex in Qiyan / LRH Architects” [一丰洲-北投奇岩集合住宅 / 萧力仁建筑师事务所 LRH Architects] 10 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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