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Gainesville –Groups have Ambitious Redevelopment Plans but Need Resident Involvement

No one can say that community organizations are ignoring the needs of the Duval neighborhood of east Gainesville. They’re practically tripping over each other. In 2013, Alachua Habitat for Humanity chose Duval for neighborhood revitalization because the organization and others were already there doing home repairs, weatherization and painting, said Casey Smith, former Habitat director…


Tallahassee CRA Promotional and Special Event Grant Program

The City of Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is kicking off its Fiscal Year 2017 Promotional Special Event Grant Program Cycle. The CRA has $85,000 available to help fund promotional and/or special events within the Greater Frenchtown/Southside Community Redevelopment Area ($50,000) and the Downtown District Community Redevelopment Area ($35,000). The grant funds will be available…


East Gainesville’s Cornerstone Project – Moving Forward with Phase One

The Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency has been methodically putting in place a master plan for the Cornerstone economic development center in East Gainesville – 13.6 acres that includes the Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC). The work is paying off with the announcement that an established local business plans to relocate to the site, with the…