Expanding the discussion on blight in Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach and the surrounding community are right to think big when it comes to economic development. Attracting shiny new hotels and high-end retailers, condominium complexes and other multi-million-dollar projects would inject much-needed capital into this area and raise its public profile. But to succeed, officials need to focus on the smaller, disheveled things first.…

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Ocean Breeze East, a vital development to jump-starting the revitalization of the Heart of Boynton neighborhood, is back to the drawing board. Ocean Breeze East is the second phase of a Heart of Boynton redevelopment project, which includes retail space, a medical office, office space and 200 rental units on a 4.5-acre lot on the…

Peer Review of Baker Park – RFP City of Naples

The purpose of this solicitation is to secure a firm with expertise and qualifications in Park Master Planning to provide a critical peer review of a park project. Additionally, the selected firm is asked to consider park features identified within the alternative plans and park features that may have been omitted from consideration during plan…

City Hall gets board funds

The Bight Management District Board has agreed to hand over $1.3 million from its reserves to the growing construction budget for the new City Hall in Key West — now pegged at $18.8 million. The vote Wednesday evening was 4-2 in favor. A tie vote would have meant the motion failed. The seven-member board is…

Daytona Beach pursuing riverfront grants

DAYTONA BEACH — The Beach Street riverfront, the corridor that was home to the city’s earliest businesses and homes, and for several decades was the town’s main retail hub, could be entering a new era. City commissioners unanimously decided at their meeting Wednesday night to go after $432,353 in grants that will pay for design…