Changes to Downtown CRA Could Help Recognize DeLand’s Historic Black Community

I read the editorial titled “Congratulations, West Volusia!” I write to share my thoughts on the opportunity to further recognize the importance of DeLand’s historic Black community, and the business, social and religious contributions to DeLand. The current boundary of the Downtown Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) excludes much of the historic Yemassee area, an area…

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Artist To Display Hand-Colored Black And White Photos In Clearwater

CLEARWATER, FL — The Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency has announced the debut exhibit of Niki Butcher, “Daydreaming: Niki Butcher’s Hand-Painted Photography,” featuring more than 60 hand-painted photographs created over five decades. The free exhibit is on display at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave., through Jan. 31. Showcasing the historical, scenic and sometimes…

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City Of Naples Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Announces Approval of DPZ Codesign Master Plan for the Newly Designated Naples Design District

The City of Naples CRA announced the approval of the DPZ CoDESIGN Master Plan for the newly designated Naples Design District, formerly described as the 41-10 Mixed-Use Area. The Master Plan Vision sets forth actionable strategies in support of three key goals: 1. Build on the Naples Design District’s existing strengths by ensuring improvements and…

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