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Jaime D. Perkins, Community Redevelopment Agency Administrator on The Break Room, July 26, 2022

The City’s Community Redevelopment Agency was awarded over $800K through the Florida African American Cultural and Historical Grants program for the funding of the Lincolnville Community Redevelopment Area Institutional Rehabilitation Grant Program, specifically for the Fountain of Youth Elks Lodge #684! This was no small feat, so this week on The Break Room is CRA…

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Conceptual Model Of Related Companies’ Equinox-Branded Development Designed By Frank Gehry Unveiled For Former Deauville Hotel Site

On July 20th, this past Wednesday, the Miami Beach City Commission voted 5-1 to move forward with the redevelopment plans of the former Deauville Beach Resort site at 6701 Collins Avenue in North Beach, Miami Beach. New York’s Related Companies, the development firm behind Hudson Yards and Deutsche Bank Center led by Stephen Ross, is…

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Rails to Trails Conservancy is changing interstate travel with the Great American Rail-Trail, Webinar: August 10, 2022

The National Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from greenways, multi-use trails and former rail lines. They “reimagine public spaces to create safe ways for everyone to walk, bike and be active outdoors” and connect corridors to establish restored places for healthier communities. RTC collaborates with state…

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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces Availability of Historic Funding for Rural Communities

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) today announced that a historic amount of funding – a total of $30 million – is now available to Florida’s rural communities through the Rural Infrastructure Fund (RIF). Infrastructure projects facilitated through the RIF program further economic development initiatives in rural communities and strengthen their local economies. “Thanks…

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Lincolnville’s Fountain of Youth Elks Lodge Receives Grant for Renovations

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Lincolnville’s Fountain of Youth Elks Lodge 684, located at 100 Washington Street, receives $891,932 for major repairs and renovations. The City of St. Augustine Community Redevelopment Agency received the monies from the Florida African American Cultural and Historical Grants program to fund Lincolnville’s Community Redevelopment Area Institutional Rehabilitation Grant Program. Thanks…

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Florida City Commission Approves Contracts

Florida City residents may soon notice some construction work taking place around the city. During the July 12 meeting, the Florida City Commission agreed to apply for a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)-Neighborhood Revitalization that will be used for wastewater and sewer system improvements within the CRA district. The commission also agreed to apply…

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