County’s next cultural hub?

A STOREFRONT-SATURATED STRIP WITH A sketchy past is poised to put the Lake Park Arts District on the map as a hip hub of culture. Ten years after the town targeted the area as an economic liability and created a Community Redevelopment Agency to reverse the red, the threeblock stretch of Park Avenueappears to be prospering. “When I came to Lake…

Top 10 Myths of Downtown Revitalization

Myth No. 1: Our downtown just needs one “big ticket” development to turn things around. “Rarely does a ‘quick fix’ really repair a downtown over the long haul… Downtowns that have reversed their downward spirals… have typically done so incrementally, through numerous small steps over time.” Jacksonville has practiced this idea for decades and it…

Redevelopment Needed to Fight Urban Sprawl

Urban sprawl has several definitions. In general, it is considered the spreading out of new development onto land adjacent to existing development. Sprawl is said to occur when low-density developments are created around cities away from where people have traditionally shopped, worked, played and studied, thus creating a need for transportation between homes and activities.…

Boynton Beach CRA Plans for Downtown Revitalization

Developing six locales within the center of Boynton Beach could be the solution for downtown revitalization, city officials say. On Tuesday, at the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency’s regular meeting, board members discussed a plan that would increase foot traffic and fill empty storefronts in the city’s downtown. Upgrades planned by the city would be…