2020 Issue of the Office of Community Partnerships’ Quarterly Newsletter

We invite you to take a look at the Winter 2020 issue of the Office of Community Partnerships’ quarterly newsletter, the Florida Communities Quarterly. This edition includes information on the USDA ReConnect Broadband Program, the successful economic development story of the City of Hawthorne, the information on the DEO Bureau of Economic Self-Sufficiency grant programs,…

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Panama City CRA manager named president of statewide association

PANAMA CITY — The longtime manager of the City of Panama City’s Community Redevelopment Agency, Toni Shamplain, recently took on her newest role as president of the Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA). Installed as president at FRA’s annual conference on Oct. 17, Shamplain plans to advocate for Florida’s 221 Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs) by addressing redevelopment…

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Cities Answer NLC’s Call to Action to Support Entrepreneurship, STEM Education and Innovation in Communities across America

Today, the National League of Cities is announcing 50 cities, along with a number of universities and national organizations that have made specific and bold commitments to ensure their communities will thrive in the modern, innovation-driven economy. These cities are leading the nation with unique and effective local partnerships, transformational new initiatives, and significant resources…

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Mirrorton to Proceed as Downtown Development Surges

LAKELAND, FL (November 15, 2019) – The City of Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) sealed the long anticipated deal and closed on the project with Framework Group, LLC (Tampa, FL). Estimated at over $50 million, the 305 unit apartment and townhome community will span 13.5 acres near the downtown Lakeland Police Station. Mirrorton with its urban neighborhood design and planning emphasize the…

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Midtown Lofts Bringing Affordable Housing to Lakeland Market

  LAKELAND, FL (November 18, 2019) | This morning, the City of Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) officially sold property in the Parker Street Neighborhood to Green Mills Group (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) for the construction of 80 affordable apartments. Green Mills Group intends to lease the apartments with rents affordable for those making between 40% and 80% of the…

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