UCF to detail $65M downtown campus

Contractors seeking to help build the University of Central Florida’s downtown campus are expected to meet with university officials April 5 to glean more details on what is likely to be a $65 million project. The centerpiece of the project will be an academic building with about 165,000 square feet and include classrooms, library/study spaces, offices,…

Development proposals divide Madeira Beach

MADEIRA BEACH — Strong opposition is brewing to two proposed hotel-condominium-marina developments that could reshape the city’s downtown. Despite the objections of many in an overflow crowd at last week’s marathon five-hour meeting, the City Commission, with little discussion, approved rezoning the first of the two projects in a 4-1 vote. A final vote for…

Blight takes over High Springs

HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. — After years of what seemed to be a code-less city, members of the High Springs code enforcement board met this month for the first time in four years. Their next move? Clean up blight that spans blocks of the city’s neighborhoods. “It’s a hazard,” resident Bill Richards says referring to the abandoned…