Daytona Beach pursuing riverfront grants

DAYTONA BEACH — The Beach Street riverfront, the corridor that was home to the city’s earliest businesses and homes, and for several decades was the town’s main retail hub, could be entering a new era. City commissioners unanimously decided at their meeting Wednesday night to go after $432,353 in grants that will pay for design…

2014 Florida Bicycle and Pedestrian Partnership Council’s Annual Report

We are pleased to provide you with the 2014 edition of the Florida Bicycle and Pedestrian Partnership Council’s Annual Report. The Florida Bicycle and Pedestrian Partnership Council was established in 2010 as a statewide initiative on bicycle and pedestrian mobility to make policy recommendations to partner agencies and organizations throughout Florida on walking, bicycling and…

Boynton historic homes to become businesses

Two historic homes on Boynton Beach‘s Ocean Avenue could soon become homes to some of the city’s newest businesses. Tuesday, board members will discuss at the city’s redevelopment agency meeting which businesses will inhabit the Magnuson House, at 211 Ocean Ave., and The Ruth Jones cottage, at 480 Ocean Ave. The Magnuson House is one…

A promising plan for redevelopment

Opportunity has bypassed much of south St. Petersburg, leaving many largely African-American neighborhoods coping with unemployment, run-down housing and crime. Now city officials have proposed an innovative tax strategy to fight stagnation with job training and public subsidies for private businesses and property owners. It has the potential to help transform the area, and City…