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Housing, retail aim for UCF downtown

A new development group expects to file plans for student housing, apartments and retail as soon as this month to complement the proposed downtown campus of theUniversity of Central Florida. A partnership of Premiere-Nelson Group Inc., Unicorp National Developments Inc., T-Rex Capital Group LLC and Jupiter Realty expect to submit the plans for living and shopping quarters that would complement the…


Cape Coral CRA soliciting Special Event Sponsorship Grant applications for Fiscal Year 2017

The Cape Coral Community Redevelopment Agency is seeking applications for Special Events Sponsorship Grants. The program, which CRA officials say is designed to help support efforts to bring more people to the South Cape, would supply “small monetary grants” next fiscal year to “organizations and businesses whose events directly serve the citizens and visitors of…


Brownsville revitalization hinges on jobs

Building by building, block by block and street by street. That’s Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May’s long-term plan for the revitalization of Pensacola’s Brownsville neighborhood. May grew up in the Morris Courts projects and still lives in Brownsville. He wants the poverty eradicated and the reputation for drugs, prostitution and crime to be a thing of the past. But…