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A promising plan for redevelopment

Opportunity has bypassed much of south St. Petersburg, leaving many largely African-American neighborhoods coping with unemployment, run-down housing and crime. Now city officials have proposed an innovative tax strategy to fight stagnation with job training and public subsidies for private businesses and property owners. It has the potential to help transform the area, and City…


TAMIAMI TRAIL (14th STREET WEST) REDEVELOPMENT SITE RFQ #2015-01, Bradenton Downtown Development Authority

This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is issued in accordance with Florida Statutes Section 163.380 by the Bradenton Downtown Development Authority (the “DDA”). The objective of this RFQ process is to ascertain the most qualified interest for the creation of an appropriate and sustainable private, mixed-use redevelopment of properties owned by the DDA. The successful respondent…


Downtown Bonita plans excite and incite

Bonita Springs’ community center was filled with the spirit of civic engagement Tuesday afternoon as a steady stream of residents entered to educate themselves on the proposed downtown improvements project and leave city leaders comments, suggestions and no shortage of concerns. “I think change is difficult. Period,” said Councilman Stephen McIntosh. “We didn’t have a…