‘Incubating Ideas’

‘Incubating Ideas’ Seven years ago while they were still in their 20s, Chad Kittrell, a bank executive at the time, and J.T. Burnette, an entrepreneur, founded private equity firm Hunter & Harp in Tallahassee. Since that time, the two have launched a half-dozen Tallahassee businesses, invested $30 million in completed projects, put another $16 million…

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DeLand leaders OK downtown residential, business project

DeLand leaders OK downtown residential, business project DELAND — City Commissioners approved a redevelopment project Monday night that could potentially bring dozens of new residents and businesses downtown. The City Commission voted 4-1 to allow the Daytona Beach-based White Challis Redevelopment Company to move forward with the project at Woodland Boulevard and Church Street by…

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New Guidance Document on Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan (PDRP) Adaptation

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Division of Community Development, has completed a guide document in the Statewide Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning (PDRP) Initiative, which provides information on incorporating the guidelines into the long-term disaster recovery process.  To access this document, please click here.  Thanks to all of the members of our PDRP Focus Group and…

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State Agrees to Use Bank Settlement for Housing

Sadowski Housing Coalition Statement Regarding Agreement to Use Discretionary Settlement Funds for Housing Tallahassee, Fla.  – The Sadowski Housing Coalition today released the following statement attributed to Jaimie Ross, facilitator for the coalition, regarding the agreement between Attorney General Pam Bondi and legislative leaders to use discretionary mortgage-settlement dollars for housing. Under the bank settlement…

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Friends of Our Urban Forest Awards Program – Urban Forestry Council

Friends of Our Urban Forest Awards Program – Urban Forestry Council Nominations for the 2012 Friends of Our Urban Forest Award Program are now being accepted. Please apply online or download the application – see links below. Awards nomination deadline is November 16, 2012. OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL Recognition of a professional individual for his or her contribution…

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National Regional Planning Councils Report on Livability

Livability Literature Review: A Synthesis of Current Practice Introduction and Purpose In 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (U.S. HUD) created the Partnership for Sustainable Communities (the Partnership) “to help improve access to affordable housing, more transportation…

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