Hylton-Terry appointed as Interim Executive Director of Fort Myers CRA

Good morning neighbors – Michele Hylton-Terry has been appointed as Interim Executive Director for the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). The CRA leads redevelopment and revitalization of the city’s most blighted areas. Mrs. Hylton-Terry started at the CRA in 2003 and most recently served as the agency’s Redevelopment Manager. As Redevelopment Manager, Mrs. Hylton-Terry…

CrossFit to relocate to Tarpon Avenue

For years, CrossFit Tarpon Springs operated in an out-of-the-way industrial space on Spruce Street before moving to a more accessible spot on U.S. 19 just a few weeks ago. Thanks to a recent decision by the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency, the owners of the popular fitness franchise will have to move again, this time to…

Kimco Realty Helps Put Dania Beach on the Map

The Southern Florida town of Dania Beach sees the redevelopment of a former industrial wasteland by Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) as the key to raising its profile among its better-known neighbors. “Kimco is creating the most exciting asset for Dania Beach, which we believe will help transform the city from a ‘pass-through’ city to a ‘destination’ location…

Pahokee awarded $300,000 brownfields grant

The city is among 144 communities nationwide, including five in Florida, to which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing $54.3 million in grants that will assist in redevelopment of potentially polluted tracts of land. The grants, announced on April 25, are part of the Brownfields Redevelopment Program, which will give these cities and regional…

Lakeland leaders get a taste of Tampa redevelopment

Thirty-five Lakeland city employees, business owners and civic leaders boarded a bus at city hall Monday morning and headed to Tampa to tour Armature Works, a remodeled mixed-use building in Tampa Heights, to see what is possible for redevelopment in Lakeland. Alis Drumgo, project manager for Lakeland’s Community Redevelopment Agency, said they wanted to take…