Chipley CRA Steering Committee Moving Ahead

Chipley’s Redevelopment Agency (CRA)  Steering Committee met in another round of discussion this week to develop strategies for improving the Historic Downtown Business core.

Concerned with the declining viability of the old business community, CRA members are looking for ways to attract both businesses and visitors to the area.

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Delray Beach Wins State Award for Federal Highway Beautification Project

When city leaders embarked on a multimillion-dollar beautification project along Federal Highway 12 years ago, their goal was to create an inviting atmosphere to emulate the charm of Atlantic Avenue. Since then, locals are pleased. And this week city officials learned that the Florida Redevelopment Association has recognized the project as an outstanding redevelopment achievement in…

MiamiCentral Train Station Progress

Once there were parking lots. Now it’s a huge train station. Or it will be by next summer, when MiamiCentral station — the southern hub for the new Brightline express train service to Orlando — opens for business smack in the middle of downtown. If you’ve been downtown lately, it’s that giant erector set of…

Downtown Boynton Beach Pirate Festival

BOYNTON BEACH — Downtown Boynton Beach will be transformed into Hobb’s Cove, a bustling old world port brimming with pirate superstitions … shipwrecks off the coast of Boynton Beach and Merlandia, a mysterious oasis where the sirens of the sea lure you into the depths with their song. It’s almost Halloween, and in Boynton Beach,…

Pinellas Park to Create Arts Village

Busy Park Boulevard in Pinellas Park is not where you would expect to find a “Creative District.” But past the heavy traffic and the older retail shops and restaurants, slow down and you’ll see Clayton Swartz’s colorful abstract metal sculptures at the 5600 Block. The sculptures are strategically placed to draw attention to Swartz’s new…