Fort Myers CRA Supports More Affordable Housing in 2021

The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board of Commissioners has approved a tax increment rebate of $4.9 million for the development of Towles Garden, a 140-unit affordable townhome community. Towles Garden is a project that the redevelopment plan for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd./VSSB Plan supports and Florida State Statute 163.345(1) encourages working with private…

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Florida’s Pompano Beach CRA Announces ‘Love Always, Pompano Beach’ Website and Marketing Campaign

NEWS: The Pompano Beach CRA is proud to announce their new marketing campaign, “Love Always, Pompano Beach.” The all-encompassing annual program will feature local businesses located in the East CRA District, sharing special offers and experiences to attract residents and non-residents alike. The campaign kicks off with “Sunset Sips,” showcasing promotions from local restaurants. Following…

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CITY of WINTER GARDEN TO CONDUCT RE-SURVEY of HISTORIC DISTRICTS

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – The City of Winter Garden, in collaboration with the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, has received a grant of $20,000 from the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Resources to conduct a survey of structures located within Downtown Winter Garden’s commercial and residential Historic Districts. A selection of sites located outside…

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Delray Beach Housing Authority to build 54 apartments instead of townhomes, citing need for rentals

DELRAY BEACH – The city Housing Authority is moving ahead with plans for the Island Cove apartment project near the intersection of Southwest Eighth Street and Southwest 12th Avenue in Delray Beach. The authority, in light of the pandemic, changed its plans. It had been expecting to build 54 townhomes on the 3-acre site that would have sold for as much…

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WEBINAR: Supporting Small Business and Economic Development in Rural Florida

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) are co-hosting a webinar on supporting small business and economic development in rural Florida. The webinar will showcase rural small business, economic development and redevelopment resources; highlight the needs in state-designated rural areas; and explore government programs that provide…

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DMS Announces $860,000 in Grants for Rural Florida Counties to Improve Public Safety Communications

n Monday, Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) Sec. Jonathan Satter announced almost $860,000 in grant awards to Citrus, Franklin, Gulf, Jackson, Sumter, Walton, and Washington Counties through the E911 State Grant Program. Since January, DMS has awarded more than $6 million in funds to Florida counties to modernize Florida’s public safety communications systems. “The E911 State Grant…

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