Largo clears downtown financing plan

LARGO – The funding to allow new economic development incentives for Largo’s downtown district passed through quickly March 18. The city now is one step closer to being the first in the Tampa Bay market to offer the “unique incentives,” Economic Development Manager Teresa Brydon said. A resolution allowing the incentives will be up for…

National Redevelopment Watch: Cleveland Develops Local Businesses through Micro-Project

Micro-projects aim to restore a shattered area Can Cleveland flower again? FOR decades, they have stood in stark juxtaposition: the manicured landscapes and tranquil grounds, the Van Goghs and Monets displayed in cavernous marble halls; and the abject poverty, crime and joblessness just outside. University Circle is home to Cleveland’s most cherished cultural and public-service…

Port Orange approves Riverwalk plan

PORT ORANGE — Riverwalk Park could become a waterfront venue for concerts and community gatherings with amenities such as boardwalks, splash pads and an event lawn — but only if the price is right. Port Orange City Council members approved a new conceptual master plan Tuesday for the more than 20 acres of public green…