CRAs: Time to Get Social

Is your CRA represented on social media? If not, you are missing out on a huge opportunity for raising awareness and growing support for your CRA. Social media sites are much more than networks of friends sharing stories and pictures. Increasingly, people are getting their daily news on social media and businesses are using these…

Gainesville –Groups have Ambitious Redevelopment Plans but Need Resident Involvement

No one can say that community organizations are ignoring the needs of the Duval neighborhood of east Gainesville. They’re practically tripping over each other. In 2013, Alachua Habitat for Humanity chose Duval for neighborhood revitalization because the organization and others were already there doing home repairs, weatherization and painting, said Casey Smith, former Habitat director…

Tallahassee CRA Promotional and Special Event Grant Program

The City of Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is kicking off its Fiscal Year 2017 Promotional Special Event Grant Program Cycle. The CRA has $85,000 available to help fund promotional and/or special events within the Greater Frenchtown/Southside Community Redevelopment Area ($50,000) and the Downtown District Community Redevelopment Area ($35,000). The grant funds will be available…

Westlake to become Palm Beach County’s 39th city

A county canvassing board has certified a vote to make the yet-to-be-built 4,500 home Minto Communities development Palm Beach County’s newest municipality, according to a statement released Monday by Minto Communities-Florida. Residents within the Seminole Improvement District voted to create the City of Westlake and make it the county’s 39th municipality. The 4,500-home Minto West…