Waiting for development in DeBary

Transportation planners have always envisioned the SunRail station in DeBary as a magnet for economic development, much the way other depots along the train’s route through Seminole and Orange counties have attracted billions of dollars in new projects. Unfortunately, it could use some juice. A year after the commuter rail service began in the rural…

Downtown tax district may annex Rosemary

SARASOTA – The Rosemary District, having already proved itself attractive to developers, now has the attention of downtown business owners. The Downtown Improvement District, an association of commercial property owners in Sarasota, is laying groundwork to annex the Rosemary District into its territory. That move would roughly double the area of the DID special taxing…

Redevelopment of Hogans Creek area needs more support

What the St. Johns Riverkeeper has done for Northeast Florida’s major natural resource, Groundworks Jacksonville hopes to do for redevelopment. That means aggressive advocacy and rallying support for restoring Jacksonville’s ignored and forgotten urban gems. The best illustration of this is something called the Emerald Necklace, the network of creeks and riverfront property that link…

Brownfields grant to assist with redevelopment along U.S. 41 in Bradenton, Palmetto

MANATEE — As the U.S. 41 corridor is targeted for redevelopment, some developers may have a perception that there is an environmental problem on potential sites. Manatee County, in partnership with Bradenton, Palmetto and the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization, has received a $500,000 Brownfields grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA awarded the…

CRA Administrator – City of Coral Springs

Title: CRA Administrator Organization: City of Coral Springs Salary: $56,000 – $84,000 per year SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will be responsible for assisting in the implementation of formally adopted community redevelopment area plans within the City of Coral Springs Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), which is the redevelopment of Downtown. Performs administration and coordination of…

Executive Director – Port St. Joe CRA

Title: Executive Director Organization: Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency, Port St Joe, FL Salary: Hourly rate of compensation commensurate with experience Job Summary: Independent contractor, part-time employment.  Responsibilities include the management of all PSJRA operations: administration, projects and programs.  Please visit the PSJRA website for more information and a complete job description at www.PSJRA.com.  Applications will…

Redevelopment of Hogans Creek area needs more support

What the St. Johns Riverkeeper has done for Northeast Florida’s major natural resource, Groundworks Jacksonville hopes to do for redevelopment. That means aggressive advocacy and rallying support for restoring Jacksonville’s ignored and forgotten urban gems. The best illustration of this is something called the Emerald Necklace, the network of creeks and riverfront property that link…