County Incentivizes Development Through Stormwater Facilities

Pinellas County is now using its regional stormwater collection facilities to spur redevelopment in what it considers priority areas, including unincorporated Lealman. During Thursday’s work session, Pinellas commissioners heard an update on how the county will offer development credits and stormwater treatment solutions to lure new projects. Kelli Hammer Levy, director of public works, began…

NEW $26 MILLION NSF ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER TO ADVANCE FUTURE OF SMART STREETSCAPES

FAU Wins Major NSF Center with Columbia University, Rutgers University, University of Central Florida and Lehman College BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Florida Atlantic University’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering ( I-SENSE ) and College of Engineering and Computer Science have landed a major National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center…

Homestead CRA Offers Small Business Clinic

Homestead small businesses have the opportunity for a free 30-hour, 4-week Small Business Clinic in August and September. The mission of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is stated in a recent City of Homestead Press Release, “The mission of the Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency is to revitalize the community redevelopment area and to provide economic…

Bradenton Boosts Funding For Affordable Housing Project That’s Facing Rising Costs

Bradenton officials have approved additional funding of $500,000 for an affordable housing developer that is battling against rising construction costs to complete the project. Earlier this year, Bradenton City Council agreed to help fund the 80-unit Riverview6 development coming to the southeast corner of Sixth Avenue West and Ninth Street West in downtown Bradenton, but…