Ryan Gillespie, Orlando Sentinel

Ryan Gillespie

Orlando Sentinel

Orlando, FL, United States

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Past articles by Ryan:

Majority feel ‘very unsafe’ downtown Orlando late at night, survey shows

The survey comes as debate swirls around a proposed Orlando ordinance, which calls for new safety measures on bars and nightclubs downtown. → Read More

Orlando officials, downtown bar owners discuss long-term plan for public safety funding

A final vote on Orlando's proposed after-midnight liquor sales permit is scheduled for March 20. → Read More

Fence fracas has neighborhood on edge, Orlando and Orange officials flummoxed

The dispute stems from the location of each fence and to whom jurisdiction belongs. → Read More

Orlando proposal allows street food vendors to keep serving downtown

A new program going before Orlando city council Monday will allow about a dozen street food vendors to operate at permanent spots downtown. → Read More

Winter Park commissioners narrowly vote to keep Todd Weaver, after ‘stepping down’ email

Todd Weaver will keep his Winter Park City Commission seat after his colleagues narrowly voted that an email he sent was not a formal resignation. → Read More

Winter Park passes on converting old library to co-working space

Winter Park is back to the drawing board in figuring out the future of its former library. → Read More

Orlando deploys federal funds to house people living in Parramore tents

Officials hope federal funds will help house chronically unsheltered people who have pitched tents throughout Parramore. → Read More

Todd Weaver resigns from Winter Park city commission, citing business demands

Winter Park City Commissioner Todd Weaver resigned his seat Friday, citing time constraints with his growing business. → Read More

Orlando nightlife industry pitches surcharge to fund downtown public safety costs

Downtown business owners pitched Orlando on a surcharge to pay for public safety downtown. → Read More

Ocoee’s mayor race has three candidates, a rarity this spring

Ocoee's contested mayor's race highlights a short March 14 ballot. → Read More

Orlando moves downtown nightlife ordinances forward, but vows talks before enacting

The proposals include creating a permit for downtown Orlando businesses that want to serve liquor after midnight. → Read More

Orlando nightlife operators fear proposed after-midnight permits could cost them millions

Orlando bars and nightclubs fear costs associated with proposed permits could put them out of business. → Read More

Orlando eyes downtown nightclub moratorium, new permits; bars call proposals ‘excessive’

The proposals come amid a review of late-night activity in downtown Orlando where numerous shootings and fights have taken place recently. → Read More

Candidates seeking council seats in Orange County cities qualify this month

Municipal elections are set for March in several Orange County cities, including Ocoee where voters will elect a mayor. → Read More

Should Winter Park’s former library be torn down or fixed up?

Winter Park commissioners still aren't sure what to do with the city's former library. → Read More

Orlando inks deal with firm to plan downtown park beneath I-4

Orlando officials signed a contract worth $3 million with AECOM to design the Under-I park, also known as The Bridge District, beneath Interstate 4. → Read More

Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest, swift response highlight need for CPR training, AED access

Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest on Monday Night Football highlights need for CPR training and AED access. → Read More

Turning Winter Park’s Park Avenue into a main street

Park Avenue has long been a local landmark for shopping and dining. Now it's a main street. → Read More

Bicycle beltway: Key part of Orlando’s Downtown Connector Trail nears completion

Running along Anderson Street from Summerlin Avenue east to Lake UnderhilI, the beltway is one of the final pieces of the 8.5-mile Downtown Loop. → Read More

Orlando adds sprawling boardwalk over ‘jewel’ Wetlands Park

A new boardwalk at Orlando Wetlands Park brings visitors over the marsh for a closer look at native birds. → Read More