DeLand has grants for downtown improvements

DeLand has grants for downtown improvements DELAND — The city is inviting property owners, business owners and others interested to apply for a pool of $20,000 in grants intended to improve the downtown area. Through the MainStreet DeLand Association, the city’s downtown community redevelopment agency is offering six grant programs; for lighting, new residential units,…

Business owners say Leesburg faces choice

Business owners say Leesburg faces choice Many downtown Leesburg merchants, churches, and residents believe the downtown entrance from U.S. Highway 27 to Main Street is an eyesore that deserves to be renovated with an attractive gateway and landscaping. Travis Everett, 32, a lifelong Leesburg resident, longs to see the area spruced up. “When you get…

Delray’s Community Redevelopment Agency board to select winning West Atlantic Avenue proposal

Delray’s Community Redevelopment Agency board to select winning West Atlantic Avenue proposal West Atlantic Avenue will finally receive the makeover it has been waiting for. On Thursday, Delray’s Community Redevelopment Agency board is slated to select a tenant to fill six empty acres of land between Southwest Sixth and Ninth avenues. The contestants competing to…