Invitation to Negotiate – Marian Anderson Place Neighborhood Development City of Sarasota

The City of Sarasota, Florida, is requesting proposals from qualified individuals/firms for Marian Anderson Place then and there to be publicly opened and read aloud for the purpose of selecting a vendor to furnish: all necessary labor, services, materials, equipment, tools, consumables transportation skills and incidentals required for the City of Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, in…

Professional Architectural Services for Affordable Housing Design RFQ – Delray Beach CRA

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (the “CRA”) is seeking proposals from qualified architectural firms to provide pre-design through construction administration services for the Carver Square–Andella project, pursuant to Florida Statute Section 287.055 (Consultants’ Competitive Negotiation Act). The subject sites total approximately 3.92 acres and are generally located between SW 2nd Court to the north,…

St. Petersburg Launches CRA Grant Program

The city of St. Petersburg is launching the 2017 cycle of its ‘South St. Petersburg CRA Grant Program’ to help support private investment in the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). The CRA Grant Program was created in 2015 as part of the city’s innovative, 30-year revitalization plan for South St. Pete designed to…

10 Things to Know about CRAs

A three-letter acronym is stirring up a hornet’s nest, as the Brevard County Commission and county management start to put together a budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.The acronym CRA — which stands for community redevelopment agency — has been a topic of debate for some time. But, with two new members…

OBJ Introduces Crane Watch Orlando interactive map that tracks local development

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer once said that his favorite bird was the crane — meaning the mechanical ones that have dotted Central Florida’s landscape with new construction projects. And now, Orlando Business Journal is launching Crane Watch Orlando, a comprehensive, web-based interactive feature that offers detailed information and images on new commercial real estate development…

State bill to restrict CRAs

A bill in the Florida Senate could, if enacted, work to phase out Community Redevelopment Agencies by 2037. Senate Bill 1770 passed the Florida Senate Community Affairs Committee on Tuesday, 5-3, and now goes for further review. The committee amended the bill to allow local governments to either create or continue CRAs by supermajority vote.…