Winter Garden Opens New Downtown Parking Garage

WINTER GARDEN City officials marked another milestone of the redevelopment process Nov. 12 as they officially opened the brand new parking garage in downtown Winter Garden. As the downtown area has grown and attracted new businesses over the last several years, parking became increasingly limited. “The city decided to revitalize the sidewalks, landscaping, gazebo and the…

Plant City Midtown Redevelopment RFQ

COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF PLANT CITY, FLORIDA REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS for Midtown District Development Project Summary The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Plant City (“CRA”), is requesting proposals from experienced developers who are interested in providing development of the Midtown District as further described within this RFQ document. Scope of…

Can public drinking revitalize downtowns?

In an attempt to bring tourists and young people back to aging downtown districts, many cities have legalized outdoor drinking – and it has been somewhat successful in revitalizing those areas, according to an article from The Pew Charitable Trusts. In 2016, cities in Mississippi and Ohio legalized “outdoor refreshment areas,” zones where patrons can…