Editorial: Economic opportunities

By the numbers, Sarasota’s downtown redevelopment efforts are a huge success. Yet, as Vice Mayor Suzanne Atwell reminded her fellow commissioners last week, much work remains undone. From the Ringling shopping plaza, to judicial center expansion, to the bayfront, Newtown and the North Trail, hoped-for projects await funding, partnerships and the political will to move…

White Springs H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People Excel) Summer Enrichment Program

Next Monday, June 15, the White Springs H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People Excel) Summer Enrichment Program for youth begins its 6th year. The program is 6 weeks long, Monday–Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm and FREE to community families. It is a partnership between Hamilton County School District, the Department of Health, Miles of Smiles Dental Bus, CareerSource North Florida,…

CTAA Call for Applications: Short-Term Technical Assistance in Rural/Small-Urban Transportation Planning & Public Involvement

Through an agreement with FHWA, the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) is providing free, short-term technical assistance to transportation planners serving rural or smaller urban areas.  This assistance is focused on helping planners with their identified issues of stakeholder involvement in planning processes, whether in reaching out to low-income and minority communities as part of…

Executive Director, Municipal Development – City of Ocala

Title: Executive Director, Municipal Development Organization: City of Ocala Salary: $74,969.56-$123.699.70 (annually) Job Description: This is a highly professional management and supervisory position with responsibilities involving complex, analytical and technical work along with project leadership, management and problem solving in the areas of economic development, redevelopment, and reinvestment which includes community development, affordable housing, and…

Community Policing Initiatives in High Springs

Community Policing Initiatives in High Springs are not limited to the “Citation for a Cookie” program. Other programs currently implemented include: Coffee with the Chief – is aimed at providing residents with an opportunity to personally meet Chief Anterio in a friendly, casual and informal setting such as a local restaurant, coffee shop or park. At “Coffee with…

Lakeland CRA Project Manager

Title: CRA Project Manager Organization: City of Lakeland Salary: $53,934.40 – $83,678.40 Job Profile: Community Development, a Department of the City of Lakeland, Florida is seeking result oriented candidates with successful experience and excellent skills as a leader providing assistance in the implementation of formally adopted community redevelopment area plans within the City of Lakeland’s…

Boom time for downtown Sarasota condos

SARASOTA – The condominium booms of the late 1960s, early 1980s and mid-2000s are being mirrored by the current market for luxury highrises in downtown Sarasota. From big projects like Vue Sarasota Bay to smaller but more upscale buildings such as The Jewel and One88, condominium developers are benefiting from an influx of affluent baby…

Delray Beach CRA District TIF Analysis

The Delray Beach CRA is requesting proposals from individuals, partnerships, or firms interested in working with the Agency to conduct an analysis of the Increment Revenue generated by each of the eight (8) CRA District geographical sub-areas (Sub-Area Map Attached) identified in the Community Redevelopment Plan, since the establishment of the CRA in 1985, and…