Garage price tag hits $11 million (Sarasota)

SARASOTA – The State Street Garage, already something of an albatross around Sarasota’s neck, just got a whole lot more expensive. City commissioners voted unanimously to modify a proposed system for City Manager Tom Barwin’s upcoming performance review. Because of a special clause in Barwin’s contract, the city must use a third-party “facilitator” in the review…

City of Delray Beach Receives John Nolen Award

City Receives John Nolen Award for Urban Growth and Development The Florida Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) has selected the City of Delray Beach as this year’s recipient for the prestigious John Nolen Award. This award acknowledges the City’s outstanding achievements in urban growth and development that have transformed our municipality…

CRA Fiscal Impact Study

Below you will find the 2013 CRA Impact Study produced in conjunction with the Florida Redevelopment Association. This study was adopted and signed by the Mayor of each participating CRA. SUMMARY “This report will illustrate and quantify the effects of public investment in selected CRA districts in Broward County. Seven CRA’s were analyzed during a…

Lake Placid to pursue CRA

LAKE PLACID – The Town of Lake Placid will take the initial step to start a Community Redevelopment Agency, but council was split on how to initiate the effort. Councilman Ray Royce said it may cost $75,000 to $80,000 to start a CRA. He suggested having the Central Florida Planning Agency seek grant money to…