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Bradenton Downtown Development Authority approves purchase agreement for old Manatee Inns property

BRADENTON — The Bradenton Downtown Development Authority has recommended selling the old Manatee Inns property on 14th Street West to Beneficial Communities for $700,000. Beneficial attorney Casey Colburn of Sarasota’s Colburn Law Firm made final modifications to the agreement. The DDA wants to retain rights to intellectual property such as environmental studies performed on the…


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Winter Garden awards $8-million contract for parking garage

Winter Garden’s proposed parking garage will blend in with the city’s brick-street downtown, according to a design shown to city commissioners. The commission on Thursday unanimously approved an $8.1 million contract with Finfrock, an Apopka-based design and construction company regarded as the largest builder of parking structures in the United States. Among the company’s notable…