Wise investments for downtown Zephyrhills
The city of Zephyrhills is advancing a downtown improvement plan that amounts to out with the old and in with the old. It’s a welcome convergence as the city seeks to preserve its history while simultaneously refurbishing aging building exteriors in its business district.
Last week, the City Council, sitting as the Community Redevelopment Agency, moved forward with the acquisition of the more than century-old Capt. H.B. Jeffries house on Fifth Avenue in the city’s downtown historic district. The home of the city’s founder was last a law office. In a separate vote, the council doubled the money available in its facade improvement program after 14 businesses applied for grants to spruce up their building exteriors.