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Manatee County: Inward-bound development Young adults lead a push for safe, affordable urban housing

For decades, discussions about housing development in Manatee County have focused on accommodating suburban-style development. Among the results: Suburbia is sprawling eastward, farther and farther from the county’s historic core. With the exception of master-planned Lakewood Ranch, the typical development is low density, dominated by single-family housing in subdivisions disconnected from commercial and community venues.…


Boynton councilman won’t vote to renew CRA director’s contract

BOYNTON BEACH — It’ll be months until Boynton Beach officials decide whether to renew the Community Redevelopment Agency director’s contract, but one city commissioner is already saying he won’t, unless her performance changes. At Tuesday’s CRA board meeting, Commissioner and CRA Board Member Mack McCray said he won’t attend private meetings with CRA Director Vivian…