Riviera Beach CRA Announces Opportunity for Marina Village Phase II Development

(Rivera Beach, FL – April 9, 2018) – The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (RBCRA) announced a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Marina Village Phase II Development. The RBCRA is seeking a Development Partner with extensive experience and a consistently successful track-record in planning, designing, constructing, leasing, operating, and marketing mixed-use real estate ventures…

Florida’s Successful Legislative Session

Florida’s Successful Legislative Session Last month, the Florida Legislature concluded the 2018 legislative session and Governor Scott signed the 2018-19 budget. Even with many competing priorities this year, the Securing Florida’s Future Budget includes more than $250 million for economic development that will continue to strengthen Florida’s economy. Highlights from the Securing Florida’s Future Budget…

Downtown Needs Bot h Vision and Execution

Awesome. That was the word which came to mind when I read Times-Union Editorial Page Editor Mike Clark’s December 2017 column about a network of gondolas connecting the Northbank and Southbank. Last week, the Financial News and Daily Record reported that local developer Mike Balanky had identified a route from Kings Avenue to TIAA Bank…

New project with shops, homes may be on tap for area near SunRail station

A South Florida developer is eyeing 18 acres near the SunRail station in southwest Orlando for a possible mixed-use development. Miami-based developer MIR Developments LLC is marketing a project that would include apartments, luxury townhomes and a two-story office-and-retail building on Sand Lake Road and Orange Avenue near the existing commuter rail station. Landowner Sandlake…

Zoning changes would protect ‘unique character’ of downtown Pensacola, firm says

Zoning changes could protect the character of downtown neighborhoods, the Pensacola City Council and planning board heard during a presentation Monday. Pensacola’s Community Redevelopment Agencyhired the urban design and planning firm DPZ to develop new overlay zones to guide revitalization in the city’s three Community Redevelopment Agency districts. Marina Khoury, a partner at the DPZ firm,…