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Redevelopment proposed for Woodland Park

The Gainesville Housing Authority will host a neighborhood workshop to discuss the proposed Woodland Park redevelopment project and receive comments from residents. The workshop will take place at 6 p.m. Monday at the Gainesville Housing Authority office at 1900 SE Fourth St. Housing residents and the community are being invited. Pamela Davis, executive director of…


Bartow CRA OKs $1 million budget

The Bartow Community Redevelopment Agency board has approved a $1 million budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, including about $130,000 for the demolition, rehabilitation and construction of buildings, mostly houses. Board members said they hope to kickstart an affordable housing program and have something tangible to show for their efforts this year. Now that the…


Westin delivers progress on promise

When it comes to Volusia County’s biggest, most-anticipated economic projects, it’s hard for observers not to be like restless children in the back seat of the family car on a cross-country trip, repeatedly asking, “Are we there yet?” So much promise, so little payoff. Therefore, the recent announcement by Westin Hotels & Resorts that it…