Re-imagining Leesburg

Re-imagining Leesburg For the original article visit The Daily Commercial Several downtown Leesburg merchants and residents say an inviting streetscape and gateway entrance into Main Street off U.S. Highway 27/441 is what the city needs for economic success and future survival.   “There are still people in Leesburg that do not know that there is…

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Taxpayers pay dearly for preservation

Taxpayers pay dearly for preservation For the original article visit TBO.com It’s hard to find many people who oppose the idea of preserving historic buildings. Though often rickety and faded, these weathered artifacts of past craftsmanship forge a tangible link between our world and the one our parents and grandparents inhabited. But preservation can be…

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Correction: Seizing Mortgages Story

Correction: Seizing Mortgages Story For the original article visit the Bismarck Tribune Online FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — In a story July 15 about a proposal for cities and counties to use the power of eminent domain to seize mortgages and help homeowners into more manageable payments, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Robert Hockett, a…

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Residents of historic Vero Beach areas express concerns about neighborhoods’ evolution

Residents of historic Vero Beach areas express concerns about neighborhoods’ evolution By Ed Bierschenk As seen in the TC Palm VERO BEACH — Peggy Landers saw first-hand the changes in the Osceola Park neighborhood west of downtown Vero Beach over the past half-century as single-family homes and outbuildings were converted into rental properties affecting the…

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City aims to jump-start CRA

City aims to jump-start CRA By Angela Daughtry, News-Leader As seen in the News-Leader City commissioners conceded Tuesday that their Community Redevelopment Area in downtown Fernandina Beach needs more attention, and that an advisory board should be formed to address it. The CRA was created in 2005 as a way to spur development in the…

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