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Financial Incentives Could Come to Chains Looking to Open in Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando’s Community Redevelopment Agency voted to approve changes to the city’s Downtown Restaurant and Retail Stimulus Program on Wednesday. The changes would now allow for franchises to cash in on financial incentives should they choose to open up shop in Downtown Orlando. Prior to Wednesday’s meeting, franchises were not eligible for the stimulus program.…


Planned Fort Myers Affordable Housing Development Receives 15-month Extension

Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Board of Commissioners voted 4-3 to grant a 15-month extension of the tax increment financing agreement for the long-awaited development of Towles Garden. The affordable 140-townhome community will be at the corner of Edison Avenue and Veronica S. Shoemaker Boulevard. The development on 7.5-acres is intended to provide new and…