Chris Brown and Kim Briesemeister’s Book ‘Reinventing Your City’ Reveals Strategies for Urban Planning

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Kim Briesemeister and Chris Brown’s new book, “Reinventing Your City – Eight Steps to Turn Your City Around” (ISBN: 9780986086007), is the essential guide for every city and business leader striving to make their community a better place. Authored by the co-founders of Redevelopment Management Associates, their approach to helping…

Avon Park touts CRA facade grants

AVON PARK — Exterior repairs made to homes and businesses with the aid of city Community Redevelopment Agency facade grants often do not amount to much more than “lipstick” on a deteriorating structure, Avon Park Administrative Services Director Maria Sutherland said Thursday. “It’s not a big amount of money, but it makes a big difference…

Packing downtown with more people

SARASOTA – It’s no surprise immense growth is coming to downtown Sarasota, but the comprehensive picture of new hotel and residential development entails staggering increases headed to the heart of the city in coming years. City economic and planning leaders detailed planned development for the Downtown Sarasota Condo Association on Tuesday night, amid several questions from…