Overtown CRA seeks extension

All seem to agree that Overtown has made admirable progress as it emerges from past public and private neglect and that much of that progress can be attributed to the area’s community redevelopment agency. As the historically Black neighborhood continues to overcome inherent socio-economic challenges, residents agree that they want to see the life of…

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Point of View: Florida’s community redevelopment agencies under attack again

Michael Simon Palm Beach Post March 17, 2019 Last year, a lack of public understanding surrounding Florida’s community redevelopment agencies (CRAs) – combined with some negative publicity and a grab for funding – led some state lawmakers in Tallahassee to believe all of these agencies should be completely eliminated. Thanks to the many residents, business…

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City Council Approves Retail Redevelopment of Historic Building in Downtown Orlando

Orlando, Fla. — Orlando, Florida’s City Council has approved the retail redevelopment and repositioning of One South Orange Building, which was built in the early 1900s. One Orange Development will lead efforts on the redesign, which will focus on 7,000 square feet of the ground floor retail space and deliver an updated canopy, glass wall system…

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Kokolakis Contracting Wins FGBC Award for Artisan Apartment Home Project

Kokolakis Contracting’s Artisan Apartment Home project won first place in the “FGBC Certified Green High-Rise Residential” category. This is an annual award given by the Florida Green Building Coalition for the highest scoring project in the entire State. This success starts with a community, and its leaders, who value and support sustainable development. It requires…

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Advocacy Letter: Please OPPOSE HB 9

Letter from Richard J. Reade, Village Manager of the Village of Palm Springs, to the House Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee of the House State Affairs Committee on HB 9 (LaMarca) / March 5, 2019: Good Afternoon Chariman Payne, Vice-Chairman Rommel and Representative Silvers and Members of the House Local, Federal and Veteran’s Affairs Subcommittee, On behalf…

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