Planner – City of New Port Richey

Planner – City of New Port Richey (pop. 15,107) Salary: $46,446 – $64,043. Closing date: Open until filled. Full-time, non-exempt position. Annual salary range $46,446 to $64,043 depending on qualifications and experience.  The City of New Port Richey is looking for a new team member to be a part of the Development Department.  It’s not just…

St. Cloud Downtown Revitalization Project

Residents, business owners, media members and local, state and county leaders joined the City of St. Cloud during its Historic Downtown Revitalization Groundbreaking Ceremony. “The concept of transforming our downtown area has been discussed for years. To finally break ground on this historic endeavor, marks the beginning of many exciting things for our current and…

St. Petersburg to host first CRA Summer Summit

City officials, along with the Citizen Advisory Committee for the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), will host the first annual CRA Summer Summit at the Enoch Davis Center Auditorium, 1111 18th Ave. S., on Tuesday, June 19. The meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. and will continue until public comment is finished. The public is invited to attend…

County Officials Looking to Reuse Old Properties

MARIANNA, Fla. – Counties from Escambia, to Jefferson, and everything in between, have vacant properties that just aren’t helping economic development. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection hosts an annual program that teaches county officials ways to help redevelop the properties. Often times, gas stations, laundromats, landfills and other old properties will be left vacant for years,…

How Culture Shapes Economic Development

One of the big questions in urbanism is the degree to which culture shapes economic development. Traditionally, it was thought that culture follows from economic development: The more developed and affluent that a city becomes, the more money that it has to spend creating art galleries, museums, concert halls, and other cultural venues. But my own writing…