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Lakeland CRA launches Art Infusion program for murals, facades along South Florida Avenue

Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency is hoping it can inspire businesses and artists alike to show their love for the South Florida Avenue corridor this month. The Lakeland CRA will launch an Art Infusion Grant Program starting Feb. 15 to help bring new life and color to Dixieland and downtown Lakeland. It will fund approximately a half million…

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National Authors Share Cultural Insights with Delray Beach Audience Three Months in a Row

Delray Beach, FL (January 8, 2021) – This spring, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Arts Garage and the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will welcome three nationally-acclaimed authors to share their insights on race and its impact upon American culture. From February to April 2021, one author will be featured each month, as part…

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The Hallandale Beach CRA Votes to Forgive $500,000 in Coronavirus Related Business Assistance Loans

Hallandale Beach, FL – January 4, 2021 – In April of 2020, as the COVID-19 virus raged across the nation, and cities and businesses shut down due to various lockdown orders, the City of Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (HBCRA) created the $500,000 Coronavirus Small Business Sustainability and Recovery Loan Program for businesses within the…

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CRA: How to Keep Downtown, Downtown

Gulfport city officials want to find a way to keep large buildings from swallowing Gulfport’s waterfront district, and met twice publicly to discuss the future of the city’s waterfront district. During the last two Community Redevelopment Agency meetings, on October 20 and December 15, Gulfport Community Development Director Fred Metcalf and Forward Pinellas representative Linda…

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Home For Christmas Story As Overtown Residents Move Back Into Newly Renovated Affordable Housing Apartments

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s a Christmas week move-in that was a long time coming for some Overtown residents as renovations on the first of 116 affordable housing apartments were completed. “It took some time and we were able to hook up with the construction team who has given us Coral Gables in Overtown,” one resident…

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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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