Panama City CRA manager named president of statewide association

PANAMA CITY — The longtime manager of the City of Panama City’s Community Redevelopment Agency, Toni Shamplain, recently took on her newest role as president of the Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA). Installed as president at FRA’s annual conference on Oct. 17, Shamplain plans to advocate for Florida’s 221 Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs) by addressing redevelopment…

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Cities Answer NLC’s Call to Action to Support Entrepreneurship, STEM Education and Innovation in Communities across America

Today, the National League of Cities is announcing 50 cities, along with a number of universities and national organizations that have made specific and bold commitments to ensure their communities will thrive in the modern, innovation-driven economy. These cities are leading the nation with unique and effective local partnerships, transformational new initiatives, and significant resources…

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Mirrorton to Proceed as Downtown Development Surges

LAKELAND, FL (November 15, 2019) – The City of Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) sealed the long anticipated deal and closed on the project with Framework Group, LLC (Tampa, FL). Estimated at over $50 million, the 305 unit apartment and townhome community will span 13.5 acres near the downtown Lakeland Police Station. Mirrorton with its urban neighborhood design and planning emphasize the…

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Midtown Lofts Bringing Affordable Housing to Lakeland Market

  LAKELAND, FL (November 18, 2019) | This morning, the City of Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) officially sold property in the Parker Street Neighborhood to Green Mills Group (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) for the construction of 80 affordable apartments. Green Mills Group intends to lease the apartments with rents affordable for those making between 40% and 80% of the…

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Riviera Beach CRA Honored for Best Cultural Enhancement at 2019 Florida Redevelopment Assn. Awards

In its continuing multifaceted effort to help usher the dramatic transformation of Riviera Beach, the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) beautification project “Art Infusion” has been awarded a prestigious honor by the Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA). The CRA received the Cultural Enhancement Citation at the 2019 FRA Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida. “Art Infusion,”…

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FCLF and Jessie Trice Community Health System

Across the US there are 28 million uninsured persons facing significant healthcare challenges. The need is great for excellent, cost-effective, healthcare that encourages individuals to “take charge” of their own health. Jessie Trice Community Health System (JTCHS), a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), has served Miami-Dade County since 1967. From its beginnings in a…

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North Miami’s Mayor and Council Support New Affordable Housing Initiatives

North Miami – Monday, Oct. 7th, the City of North Miami’s Mayor and Council voted unanimously to approve the City Administration’s competitive selection of Magellan Housing, LLC, to develop the City’s former Rucks Park site as The Atala, a Green Certified, mixed use, mixed income, workforce housing development. The Atala will be located at 13780 NE 5th Avenue,…

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CRA Murals Project Wins Prestigious 2019 Cultural Enhancement Award

We are proud to announce that the CRA’s beautification project, “Art Infusion,” consisting of striking wall murals by local artists throughout the District, has been recognized with a Cultural Enhancement Citation in the 2019 Florida Redevelopment Association Awards. We are incredibly grateful for this honor, and appreciate everyone whose dedication and hard work made it…

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