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Clermont to Receive Award from FRA for Downtown Master Plan

CLERMONT — Lake County‘s largest city will receive an award next week for its downtown master plan. The Florida Redevelopment Association recognized the south Lake city and GAI’s Community Solutions Group in Orlando for outstanding redevelopment achievements for the blueprint developed for Clermont‘s downtown-waterfront district. The award will be presented Oct. 14 during the association’s…


Manatee County – Readers Share Opinions on Urban Development

MANATEE COUNTY — Six thoroughfares in unincorporated Manatee County are now designated “urban corridors” where county commissioners want to encourage redevelopment, possibly with greater densities and higher buildings. Current regulations, they say, are more geared toward the type of suburban development that occurs east of Interstate 75. When they inquire about rebuilding in urban areas,…


SunRail to Launch Saturday Service

SunRail’s first regular Saturday service will be tested for four months starting Oct. 8 in an effort paid for by Central Florida businesses and organizations. Groups such as Florida Hospital, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and the Downtown Development Board contributed close to $250,000 to help pay for the new trains that…