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Downtown corner primed for development

Demolition of a nondescript white building is clearing a path for new development within the “golden blocks” of downtown Tallahassee. The property is owned by the Florida Retail Federation, which in 2008 began purchasing downtown parcels with the hopes of spurring mixed-used development. Plans were thwarted by an anemic economy that drained the real estate…


Street-performer ban, historic-preservation ordinance approved in Winter Park

Park Avenue at Christmastime will be quieter in Winter Park, after the City Commission unanimously voted to ban street performers from the sidewalks and restrict them to Central Park across the street. Meanwhile, the controversial ordinance making it easier for neighborhoods to create historic districts was finally adopted after years of discussion. The street-performer ban,…