Top 20 reasons to become a member of Florida Redevelopment Association

The Florida Redevelopment Association brings together professionals from around the state who are involved in preserving and improving Florida’s communities. Founded in 1974 to promote redevelopment and growth of downtowns, the original base was Businesses and Downtown Development Authorities. The focus was later broadened to encompass Community Redevelopment Agencies and Main Street Programs. Today, the FRA also includes consultants, vendors, non-profit organizations, developers and other redevelopment entities.…

Sociable City Leadership Summit 2013

Throughout North America, cities struggle to manage active nightlife. Increased crime, fights, noise, litter, and DUI are among the common challenges. Resources and budgets are limited to address these issues. Yet practical, cost‐effective solutions do exist. The RHI State Summit series showcases the best strategies to plan, manage and police nightlife. Learn how your city…

Bartow Looks for New CRA Director

BARTOW | Six months after reorganizing the Bartow’s Community Redevelopment Agency, the city is still searching for a permanent executive director. City Manager George Long, who now supervises the agency’s director, said he’s expanding his search, hoping to elicit more applicants. “We have a few applications — 12,” he said, “but I want to do…

New development planned for Kingsley Avenue

ORANGE PARK – County commissioners have approved a local company’s plans to redevelop a seven-acre site along Kingsley Avenue, and the project could set the tone for future construction up and down the busy thoroughfare that connects unincorporated Clay County with the town of Orange Park. Initial plans call for Kings Tree apartments and the…

Tarpon Police Hit Streets to Help Homeless

Almost 200 people have been helped off the streets of Tarpon Springs in the past three years thanks to the help of a patrol officer, a mental health caseworker and other resources around town. The Tarpon Springs Police Department expanded Officer Jose Yourgules’ role in 2010. His added duties included the title of Homeless Outreach Officer. “Yourgules…