Anne Mooney

Entries by Anne Mooney

P&Z Nixes Assisted Living Facility

On December 2, the Planning & Zoning Board met before a standing-room-only crowd of St. John’s Lutheran Church parishioners and other Winter Park neighbors to hear the application of Sentio Investments LLC to build a 73,000 square foot Assisted Living Facility (ALF) on 1.88 acres fronting 17-92. The vacant acreage hosts the Halloween pumpkin sale […]

Kenneth F. Murrah

  Leadership and service marked a life of accomplishment for Kenneth F. Murrah, who succumbed to prostate cancer on December 5, 2014. Kenneth was the quintessential Southern gentleman, with a distinctive accent formed during his youth in Chipley (now Pine Mountain), Georgia. Kenneth moved to Winter Park in 1944. He expressed his affection for this […]

WP Election Slate Keeps Growing

Winter Park’s election may be four months away, but community interest in the two open seats is heating up.  Four eager candidates already have filed to run – more than a month before the official qualifying period even begins.   Shambeck to Oppose Brewer In the latest filing, Willow Shambeck, president of Cursor Realty Commercial, […]

WP Political Season Heats Up

  Gary Brewer, who served as Winter Park commissioner and mayor during the 1980s and 90s, told the Voice today he intends to run again for the WP Commission. Brewer said he plans to file next week for the seat being vacated by Steve Leary, who this week announced his run for WP Mayor. Also […]

Leary to Run for WP Mayor

  One week after Mayor Ken Bradley announced he would not seek a third term, city Commissioner Steven Leary filed his intention Monday to be Winter Park’s next mayor. Leary, the mayor’s strongest ally on the board, will have at least one other challenger. Cynthia Mackinnon, formerly a judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit, also […]

News Alert–Bowling Alley Slides Into Gutter on a 3-3 Split

The Voice reported on September 19 that the Community  Redevelopment Advisory Board and the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board narrowly approved the purchase of the Fairbanks Avenue Bowling Alley at 1111 Fairbanks Avenue. On September 22, however, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) voted down the $3,250,000  purchase of the 1.6 acre property on a 3-3 […]

Comp Plan Amendment Fails; City Takes Up FY 2015 Budget

In an abrupt turnaround, the city commission acquiesced to city staff recommendations and citizen sentiment and voted unanimously to quash the proposed amendment to the Winter Park Comp Plan. The proposed change would have increased density of development on four-lane roads and eliminated parking garages from the calculation of allowable building size. A standing-room-only crowd, […]