● Pine Hills Recreational Trail & Pedestrian Multi-use Overpass
● Orange County Charter / Re-districting and Advisory Boards
● Recognition Awards / Grants
● Sidewalk, Paving & Infrastructure Development
● Town Hall Meetings & Community Conferences
● Local Schools
● Community Integrity, Consistency in Zoning and Land Use Designations
● Community Business & Economic Redevelopment
● “Shop Pine Hills” Merchant Card Program
● Accuracy in Media Reporting. Pine Hills Community Council holds the media outlets accountable for accurate information when reporting the facts about Pine Hills activities, especially related to public safety, and monitors all news for accuracy.
● Mayor Demings Transportation Initiative proposing a transportation sales tax referendum in November 2020.
● Orange County’s Housing For All task force 10-year plan to add tens of thousands of new homes and establish for the first time a local funding source that could pump $160 million into fighting Orlando’s affordable housing crisis. https://www.orangecountyfl.net/NeighborsHousing/HousingForAll.aspx#.XdWZfq97kqc
● Public Hearing Notice recommending variances to Pine Hills’ existing zoning codes and/or land use.
● Code Enforcement timely service
GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
“Spruce Up Pine Hills”/ Anti-Litter Campaign
The Pine Hills Community Council originated the “Spruce Up Pine Hills” campaign providing residents with informational magnets and using the logo on local bus benches. The Pine Hills Neighborhood Improvement District (Pine Hills NID) then launched a campaign to spruce up the Pine Hills business corridor. As a redevelopment office, the Pine Hills NID recognizes that revitalization of any area must foster a comprehensive strategy to eliminate litter, improve the cleanliness and beautification of Pine Hills, and to eradicate graffiti.
Nearly 50 volunteers from surrounding neighborhoods, youth from Evans High School, and seniors within the community came together to paint a youthful mural of fun and joy on the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) wall. Ethan Long, award-winning author and illustrator of children books donated the sketch and was present during the painting.
PINE HILLS TRAIL
Pine Hills Community Council encouraged Orange County to run a north-south pedestrian / bike trail under the power corridor that runs the length of Pine Hills. After 10 years, the south leg with a branch to Barnett Park was designed, built and completed for public use. The Pine Hills Trail is being developed in three phases: the first phase begins at Alhambra Drive and extends north to Silver Star Road, including a spur trail that connects with Barnett Park. Phase 1 opened on October 18, 2017. The second phase will begin at Silver Star Road and extend north to the Clarcona-Ocoee Road; and phase three will begin at Clarcona-Ocoee Road and extend north to the Seminole-Wekiva Trail at the Orange-Seminole.
Pine Hills Bus Transit Center Community Design Workshop
The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) is undertaking the design and construction of a new transit center in Pine Hills, located near the intersection of Belco Drive and Silver Star Road in Orange County. The Pine Hills Transit Center is a new prototype that is distinctly different from current Lynx open-air style facilities and offers numerous benefits to commuters and the surrounding community. Fulfilling LYNX FORWARD goals, the Pine Hills Transit Center will promote economic competitiveness, sustainability and quality of life in the area while simultaneously advancing a dynamic transit system and delivering a seamless network of services by enhancing customer experiences.
The students of Future Leaders United along with Pine Hills Community Council are actively working alongside Lynx to ensure that their community has an input on this Transit Center that will soon be coming.