Viva Florida: Florida’s 500th anniversary

Viva Florida: Florida’s 500th anniversary We are now less than 500 days to Florida’s 500th anniversary. In case you missed it, Secretary of State Kurt Browning joined Governor Rick Scott, Ambassador Cristina Barrios, Consul General to Spain, and several Spanish business leaders last week in Miami to begin the official Viva Florida 500 countdown. Here…

University of South Florida and National Endowment for the Arts Sponsor Intl Urban Design Competition

University of South Florida and National Endowment for the Arts Sponsor Intl Urban Design Competition TAMPA welcomes entrants to envision a new interface between the city of Tampa, Florida and the Hillsborough River. Utilizing Landscape Urbanism as a lens, Tampa seeks to refocus the Hillsborough as a SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, and ECOLOGIC spine for Tampa. Currently,…

CCRA celebrates 10 years in Bradenton

BRADENTON — The most visible efforts of the Central Community Redevelopment Agency are about quality of life: smoother roads, less flooding, a new park with facilities galore, and a colorful housing development. But Sherod Halliburton, executive director of the agency that serves south Bradenton, says providing the area better amenities is actually part of a…

DCA posts new links on Community Planning Act

DCA posts new links on Community Planning Act Chapter 2011-139, Laws of Florida (CS/HB 7207ER) Community Planning Act Summaries: Frequently Asked Questions about the Community Planning Act Rule 9J-5, Florida Administrative Code, Passages Included in the Community Planning Act (by Florida Statutes Section and Bill Line Number) Sector Plans Rural Land Stewardship Areas Reorganization of…

Ready, Here Come the Boomers

Ready, Here Come the Boomers by Chelsea Weinberg on June 13, 2011 This year, the first of the Baby Boomers turn 65. But this milestone birthday may not be so eagerly celebrated, as our nation realizes the drastic impact this huge generation will have on our communities. Six years ago, the first edition of  “The Maturing of…