Editorial: End of the CRA in Sarasota

Sarasota city officials, who struggled for months to find some way to persuade the County Commission to extend the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency, got their response suddenly last Tuesday. With little attention, the commission voted unanimously to stop funding the 30-year-old agency by September 2016. The CRA takes the part of tax revenues resulting from…

Battling rising concerns about the homeless, Bradenton DDA seeks to tighten downtown security

BRADENTON — The proposal to develop a community policing plan for downtown Bradenton is garnering a wider audience. Tightening downtown security has the attention of Manatee County officials, the Bradenton Downtown Development Authority, the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, downtown businesses and other agencies. While Old Main Street has its nightlife issues, the predominant point of…

Redevelopment of Milton Riverfront (6876 Quin Street) – Milton, Florida

The CITY OF MILTON is seeking Development Proposals for the development and/or redevelopment of up to 3.9 acres of city owned waterfront land that will anchor the northern portion of the City’s Riverfront. (6876 Quinn Street) Information and reference materials are available at www.miltonfl.org OR www.floridabidsystem.com. Sealed proposals will be accepted until Wednesday, February 10,…