City of Alachua: RFP 2016-01Market Study- Community Redevelopment Area

The City has identified the need to retain Professional Services to provide a comprehensive market study/economic analysis for the Community Redevelopment Area. The study will identify and analyze the Community Redevelopment Area’s existing economic base; the market potential for future/new businesses; opportunities and activities that would draw visitors; a branding component; and recommendations for implementation…

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…