Changes to Downtown CRA Could Help Recognize DeLand’s Historic Black Community

I read the editorial titled “Congratulations, West Volusia!” I write to share my thoughts on the opportunity to further recognize the importance of DeLand’s historic Black community, and the business, social and religious contributions to DeLand. The current boundary of the Downtown Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) excludes much of the historic Yemassee area, an area…

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Artist To Display Hand-Colored Black And White Photos In Clearwater

CLEARWATER, FL — The Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency has announced the debut exhibit of Niki Butcher, “Daydreaming: Niki Butcher’s Hand-Painted Photography,” featuring more than 60 hand-painted photographs created over five decades. The free exhibit is on display at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave., through Jan. 31. Showcasing the historical, scenic and sometimes…

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City Of Naples Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Announces Approval of DPZ Codesign Master Plan for the Newly Designated Naples Design District

The City of Naples CRA announced the approval of the DPZ CoDESIGN Master Plan for the newly designated Naples Design District, formerly described as the 41-10 Mixed-Use Area. The Master Plan Vision sets forth actionable strategies in support of three key goals: 1. Build on the Naples Design District’s existing strengths by ensuring improvements and…

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Mount Dora Council to Consider Allowing Electric Carriages Downtown

The Mount Dora City Council will soon consider an ordinance that would allow horseless electric carriages to operate in the historic district. At its June 21 meeting, the council directed the city’s attorney to draft the ordinance for the council’s future consideration. The council did not establish a timeline for the proposed ordinance. The decision followed a presentation…

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New Developer Selected for McCollum Hall

The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency approved a new developer for the restoration, purchase or lease and management of the McCollum Hall property located at 2717 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers. After reviewing proposals by potential developers, CRA Board members voted to approve Goshen + Cornerstone, LLC as the new developer. Goshen…

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