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Monster Trucks take over Central Florida Next Week

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For the benefit of fans who don’t know (and may still be buried under the dirt from last year), “Orlando… MONSTER JAM IS BACK!!!” This of course said in my best, grovelly announcery type voice. I know ALL of you know the voice I’m talking about…

If you’ve never seen one of these mammoth vehicles up close, they typically stand about 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide and weigh between 10, 000 and 12,000 pounds each. It can be extremely difficult to find the best place to buy a used car in Las Vegas as a lot of dealerships have a bad reputation. Their tires are 66 inches high and 43 inches wide! If you are looking for San Diego high quality automotive services, semi truck repair roanoke creates positive impact on vehicle efficiency, power, acceleration and maintenance.

Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with four of Monster Jam’s ‘biggest’ stars – for FREE! Overkill Evolution, Son-uva Digger, Max D and Grave Digger The Legend will be rolling around the area on January 22d and 23rd at the following locations/times:

OVERKILL EVOLUTION
Thursday, Jan. 22, 3-7 p.m.
Circle K
190 N. Hwy 27
Clermont, FL 34711

SON UVA DIGGER
Thursday, Jan. 22, 3-7 p.m.
Metro PCS
1453 Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32809

MAX D
Thursday, Jan. 22, 3-7 p.m.
Circle K
700 S. Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811

GRAVE DIGGER LEGEND
Friday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Universal Technical Institute
2202 West Taft-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32837

Monster Jam (the event) comes to Orlando on Saturday, January 24, at 7 p.m. at the all new Orlando Citrus Bowl! Tickets start at $15 and are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Citrus Bowl Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Tip: For you massive Monster Jam fans, our friends at Southern Ford Dealers are giving away FREE Pit Passes ($10 value), while supplies last, at Orlando area dealerships until 1/24! Pit Access is pre-show and begins at 1:30pm until 5pm.

For more #MoreMonsterJam be sure to follow the show on Twitter (@MonsterJam, #MonsterJam) or visit www.monsterjam.com.

Delaney Park’s New Infill Assisted Living Project Means More Public Parking

By Ken Storey

While much of the focus on new construction has been on the downtown district and the theme parks there are plenty of other areas around Orlando where new construction is happening.  Much of this construction is in-fill projects that many will never see, never realize it’s even there, but slowly but surely these projects combined help add more density to the region.  Some of this local growth is in the fast growing field of assisted living.  As boomers age the nation, and especially Florida, grow the number of options available to them.

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Most of these trees will stay but expect an updated sign and some new landscaping

One such important project is the expansion of Delaney Park Health Center.  This assisted living center on the northwestern edge of Delaney Park, near downtown, is undergoing a major expansion that will take the small single story center transforming it into a massive new nursing home.  In the process it will fill in an empty lot to the west of the existing building.  The new addition will more than double the size of the center; now at 20,092 sq ft while the addition will add another 20,648 sq ft.  The new addition will be two-levels with the actual building being mostly on the second floor above a hidden, interior ground level parking area, this area will be equipped with a pay and display parking system which will save everyone lots of time.

Altogether the new addition will add 89-beds to the nursing home.

The new onsite parking will help address the parking issue that has plagued the neighborhood for some time now.  The center now has 27 spaces, with the new addition that number will increase to 57. The plans call for all employees to use the on-site parking freeing up on-street parking that has to this point been one of the few options for nearby parking.  The construction of the expansion will also include 15 new on-street spaces along Annie Street and Bradshow Terrace, those sites will not be able to be reserved for the nursing home opening them up to the community around the nursing home.

With the recent approval of the plans from the City Council permits are now able to be pulled and construction is expected to begin by end of the year.   The construction altogether should take a bit longer than typical construction project due to the medical demands of the project.

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In the rendering above you can see the roof line of the current building as its integrated into the new building

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This empty lot is where the new addition is going.