Upcoming Event June 9th: ULI North Florida – Infrastructure 2011 Tallahassee

ULI North Florida – Infrastructure 2011 Tallahassee Event Start Date: 06/09/2011 11:30 am Event End Date: 06/09/2011 2:00 pm Locations: FSU Turnbull Center – Tallahassee Address: 555 W Pensacola St Tallahassee, FL , UNITED STATES (map) Infrastructure 2011 – Tallahassee A Strategic Priority Guest Speakers Sunil Harman, Director, Department of Aviation, City of Tallahassee Tom…

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Upcoming Event 6/10: Florida Growth Management in the New Era- A Guide to Understanding Florida’s New Legislation

Florida Growth Management in the New Era- A Guide to Understanding Florida’s New Legislation Akerman, in conjunction with the ULI SE Florida/Caribbean and the Florida Redevelopment Association, will host a discussion on the sweeping changes to Florida’s Growth Management laws, approved by the 2011 Legislature. The Community Planning Act radically alters the comprehensive planning process,…

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May 2011 Florida Trend Community Portrait: Partnership of St. Augustinine and St. Johns County

Partnership: St. Augustine and St. Johns County Case Study for Shared Success This case study highlights the Board of County Commissioners long-term commitment to growth as they established Vilano Beach as a Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) with Tax Increment Financing, which allows the CRA to use growth in real property tax revenues to reinvest within…

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Dixieland Community Redevelopment: Dixieland Alley Improvement Projects

Dixieland Community Redevelopment: Dixieland Alley Improvement Projects The alleyway system in the Dixieland Redevelopment Area is an important network that, if properly utilized, can provide both vehicular and pedestrian access to businesses, relieving traffic pressure on South Florida Avenue.  City staff initiated an alley survey to consolidate all information regarding alley conditions in the Dixieland CRA. …

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Lakeland CRA: Developers’ Corner – Electric Utility Deposits

Lakeland CRA: Developers’ Corner – Electric Utility Deposits There are many costs involved in opening or moving  a  business or office location.   One of the costs that sometimes catches business owners by surprise is the electric utility deposit necessary to set up service in the new location.  We spoke with David Kus, Assistant General Manager Customer Service, at Lakeland…

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Perspectives on Urban Sustainability

Perspectives on Urban Sustainability Sustainability is the capacity to endure, and the capacity for humanity to endure is being tested on a global scale. Population is exploding and becoming increasingly urbanized. It took more than 10,000 generations for the planet to reach two billion humans in the middle of the last century. But someone born…

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