E-Newsletter Campaigns for Redevelopment Areas

Do you want to build a list of supporters, spread the word about the good your CRA is doing and keep your local community informed about your activities? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider an online mailing list. Email marketing is a powerful tool that your CRA can use…

Manatee County – Policies to Improve Redevelopment

To encourage redevelopment on six thoroughfares in the Bradenton area, the Manatee County Commission took an initial step Tuesday by amending its long-range land-use plan to allow significant increases in potential homes per acre and square footages for offices and retail. The intent is to encourage redevelopment of declining properties, such as vacant shopping centers,…

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…