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Crystal River City Council to review redevelopment projects

Crystal River officials will have downtown development on their minds during this evening’s government meetings. During a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) board meeting — chaired by City Council members — board members will get an update on the city’s Aug. 6 submission to Tallahassee of its Main Street Program application. Karen Pieters, volunteer with Crystal River’s…


Editorial: The heart of Gainesville

More than three decades after a Gainesville property was put on a federal list of toxic sites, city officials are finally getting serious about improving the neighborhood around it. The Koppers property, which housed a wood-treatment operation, was put on the federal Superfund cleanup list in 1983. It wasn’t until last year that the cleanup…


Does College Park still need a CRA?

As the city of Gainesville considers establishing a new community redevelopment area in the Stephen Foster neighborhood in north Gainesville, a debate is growing over whether another CRA has improved so much that it should be ended. It’s hard to determine one common denominator that can be measured to see if a redevelopment area has…