Orlando officials to vote for new ordinance that will redefine downtown nightlife

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — City Council will be voting for a new ordinance that will change the meaning of bars, restaurants and nightclubs in Downtown Orlando.


The ordinance creates new and separate definitions for the three types of establishments in the city code.

The goal is to manage these businesses from a zoning public safety standpoint, to restrict where businesses can be located long term.

Mayor Buddy Dyer said he wanted to change how bars, restaurants and nightclubs are treated ultimately to avoid conflicts.

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“We want a big comprehensive approach,” he said. “We want to have multiple uses, not just bar uses but that is a bigger-picture plan.”

The council will be voting on the proposed law Monday afternoon.

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