Clearwater’s downtown revitalization projects on track, but will take time

CLEARWATER —Nearly 17 months after a panel of urban planning experts presented an array of ambitious recommendations for reviving downtown Clearwater, city leaders have completed just under half of the 13 priority projects. The city has so far created a stakeholder advisory group; launched an incubator to foster technology companies; built a science, technology, engineering…

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County Grant Now Available For Neighborhood Redevelopment Efforts

The Escambia County Neighborhood Enterprise Division recently announced that it has extended the fall cycle for its Neighborhood Renewal Initiative Mini-Grant Program, which aims to further encourage community and volunteer-based redevelopment efforts within local neighborhoods. The grant is funded through the county’s Community Development Block Grant Program and is offered to neighborhood organizations located within…

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A midcentury makeover in Punta Groda

PUNTA GORDA — The influence of Sarasota’s midcentury modern architecture did not stop at the county line. Carl Abbott, a member of the so-called “Sarasota School” of modernist architects, has often said that the Sarasota School “was not just in Sarasota, but the world.” That includes Charlotte County, which is not often recognized as an…

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