Ward ratified as head of West Palm Beach CRA

Jon Ward now officially is the executive director of the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency. The city commission, sitting as the CRA board, voted 5-0 at its meeting Monday to ratify Ward’s selection. On Dec. 16, the city approved a contract to turn over the CRA’s duties to Broward County-based Redevelopment Management Associates, run by former…

West Palm mulling Rybovich project

City commissioners Monday night prepared to take the first of two votes on the proposed massive waterfront village at the Rybovich yacht center, City planners spoke Monday night for more than an hour, to be followed by developers, and then the public, in what has become the next city development fight. It’s been just two weeks…

Prehistoric village found in downtown Miami

Archaeologists who for months have been uncovering mounting evidence of an ancient and extensive Native American village in the middle of downtown Miami have concluded it’s likely one of the most significant prehistoric sites in the United States. The archaeologists, under the direction of veteran South Florida archaeologist Bob Carr, have so far painstakingly dug…

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…

2014 FRA Awards Call For Entries

The FRA Roy F. Kenzie Awards, honor the best programs and projects in Florida redevelopment. Applications will be accepted from any FRA member who meets the award criteria and submits the $150 entry fee. A winning entry is an acknowledgment of excellence for the work an organization is doing. We look forward to seeing and…

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…