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A midcentury makeover in Punta Groda

PUNTA GORDA — The influence of Sarasota’s midcentury modern architecture did not stop at the county line. Carl Abbott, a member of the so-called “Sarasota School” of modernist architects, has often said that the Sarasota School “was not just in Sarasota, but the world.” That includes Charlotte County, which is not often recognized as an…


Request for Qualifications/Proposals # 15-02-CRA: Commerce Park – Lauderdale Lakes

The attached request for Qualifications/Proposals is for Master Developer Services to for the development of 23 acres of vacant land, Commonly known as the Commerce Park property owned by the City of Lauderdale Lakes Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) that may include a mix of private development types based upon market trends and developer investment preferences.…


Kresge Arts & Culture, Health teams launch food-oriented grant opportunity

“Fresh, Local & Equitable” initiative seeks to foster economic vitality, cultural expression in low-income communities Kresge will award up to 20 planning grants of up to $75,000 each in the first quarter of 2016 as part of the initiative. Organizations and collaborations that lead food-oriented development initiatives in economically distressed urban neighborhoods are eligible. Planning…