Working with about a $3.5 million budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, the Palmetto Community Redevelopment Agency isn’t sitting still in planning for the future. With much of its funding tied up in existing projects, the CRA is still introducing new proposals for the coming five years.
CRA Director Jeff Burton outlined the new initiatives this week, which include a new building on the point of the Manatee River west of the Green Bridge and a multi-modal trail currently under construction.
The proposed 2,500-square-foot building will feature glass windows for optimal viewing of the river and a deck. The city plans to rent out the space for weddings, receptions and other events.