Palmetto dares to embrace change

Come August, Palmetto will be the scene of the start of a promising partnership with the University of South Florida. The city was selected to be part of the school’s inaugural Community Sustainability Partnership Program. Graduate students and professors will engage residents to begin assessing various city needs. The agenda includes the linear park and…

Manatee County – Policies to Improve Redevelopment

To encourage redevelopment on six thoroughfares in the Bradenton area, the Manatee County Commission took an initial step Tuesday by amending its long-range land-use plan to allow significant increases in potential homes per acre and square footages for offices and retail. The intent is to encourage redevelopment of declining properties, such as vacant shopping centers,…