Gainesville –Groups have Ambitious Redevelopment Plans but Need Resident Involvement

No one can say that community organizations are ignoring the needs of the Duval neighborhood of east Gainesville. They’re practically tripping over each other. In 2013, Alachua Habitat for Humanity chose Duval for neighborhood revitalization because the organization and others were already there doing home repairs, weatherization and painting, said Casey Smith, former Habitat director…

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Tallahassee CRA Promotional and Special Event Grant Program

The City of Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is kicking off its Fiscal Year 2017 Promotional Special Event Grant Program Cycle. The CRA has $85,000 available to help fund promotional and/or special events within the Greater Frenchtown/Southside Community Redevelopment Area ($50,000) and the Downtown District Community Redevelopment Area ($35,000). The grant funds will be available…

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East Gainesville’s Cornerstone Project – Moving Forward with Phase One

The Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency has been methodically putting in place a master plan for the Cornerstone economic development center in East Gainesville – 13.6 acres that includes the Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC). The work is paying off with the announcement that an established local business plans to relocate to the site, with the…

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Westlake to become Palm Beach County’s 39th city

A county canvassing board has certified a vote to make the yet-to-be-built 4,500 home Minto Communities development Palm Beach County’s newest municipality, according to a statement released Monday by Minto Communities-Florida. Residents within the Seminole Improvement District voted to create the City of Westlake and make it the county’s 39th municipality. The 4,500-home Minto West…

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Pensacola – Palafox Historic District Makes National Register of Historic Places

The Palafox Historic District, spanning from Chase to Zaragoza streets and Spring to Tarragona streets in downtown Pensacola, is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places thanks to the organizing efforts of University of West Florida public history alumna Cynthia Catellier. The National Register of Historic Places, administered through the National Park Service,…

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