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New! City Council is digging into the Downtown Investment Authority. Here’s What DIA Does.

The Downtown Investment Authority has been the go-to agency in Jacksonville since 2012 for attracting investment into downtown, a mission that’s getting a fresh check-up by a special City Council committee.

The committee created by City Council President Ron Salem will take a close look at whether DIA has met expectations for fostering downtown development and what changes, if any, the city should make in how DIA operates.

City Council member Kevin Carrico, the chairman of the committee, said the goal is that when people take vacations, they’ll pick Jacksonville because it “‘it’s got that awesome downtown. They’ve got beaches. They have rivers. It’s a beautiful place. So that’s what we want at the end of the day.”

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New! Sirens Will Blare in Winter Haven Thursday. It’s a Test of a New Lightning Alert System

Winter Haven residents at the city’s recreational facilities Thursday might hear sirens go off multiple times, but there’s no reason for alarm.

The City of Winter Haven in collaboration with the Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency has installed a new lightning alert system, DTN On Guard Siren Alerting Solution, at two locations: AdventHealth Fieldhouse and Conference Center, home to Rowdy Gaines pool, and the Florida Citrus Building, home to Nora Mayo Hall, according to a news release.

City staff plan to manually trigger the systems Thursday between noon and 1 p.m., according to city spokesperson Katrina Hill, which may sound multiple times. The lightning alert system consists of a siren and beacon lights located alongside the speaker on the building.

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New! Financial Discipline, Housing Programs Help Couple Buy First Home

The Knox’s home ownership was helped by a partnership with CDC of Tampa, The City of Tampa, and the Community Redevelopment Agency. Those wanting to buy a house through this program have to take classes on home ownership. And for those who qualify there is help with the down payment.

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Popular West Palm Beach Bookstore Plans to Open New Location

For nearly three years, Rohi’s Readery in downtown West Palm Beach has been a local staple for diverse, inclusive books and live literacy programming for children and adults. Its founder, Pranoo Kumar, told WLRN the “social-justice driven bookstore” is growing as it continues to include books that spotlight historically marginalized communities, untold stories by Black, Hispanic, LGBTQ+, and immigrants, such as herself.

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Squeeze, Citrus Connection Keep Lake Wales Moving Forward

Downtown revitalization is not always pretty. It takes time for the beauty to show and the construction hassle to go away. The Lake Wales CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency), Lake Wales Main Street, the City of Lake Wales and the Citrus Connection gave the downtown multi-million dollar makeover a boost last week.

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Tampa Theatre Debuts First Addition Since 1926

Tampa Theatre leaders just debuted their new micro theatre now open to the public. The micro theatre is the first of several new features at the Tampa Theatre. A hallway now connects the smaller theatre to the main lobby, opening the door to seemingly endless possibilities ahead of Tampa Theatre’s upcoming centennial celebration.

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New! Business Attraction and Investment Manager, CRA – City of Dania Beach

SALARY $31.82 – $49.32 Hourly

$66,181.32 – $102,580.95 Annually

OPENING DATE 6/03/2024

CLOSING DATE 6/17/2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Job Description



Dania Beach is the hub of the enormous, robust Southeast Florida economy, the 8th largest Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the U.S. Dania Beach advantages include a state and local tax-friendly environment, solid Infrastructure, high-speed Internet, low-cost utilities, and 43 Institutions of higher learning.

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Special Project Coordinator – Merritt Island Redevelopment Agency

Job Title: Spcl Proj Coord IV – MIRA

Requisition ID 20726 – Posted

Department: MIRA OFFICE

Position Type: Permanent

Open Until Filled.

Organizational Unit: Merritt Island Redevelopment Agency (50000127)

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time


$2,524.61 biweekly. Actual salary negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Central Area/Merritt Island. Work schedule is Monday through Friday 8:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m. but may require occasional evening work to attend meetings as directed. Performs experienced professional work coordinating assigned tasks, plans, and projects in support of the Merritt Island Redevelopment Agency (MIRA) mission. 

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Housing & Development Program Manager – City of Pensacola Department: Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

Housing & Development Program Manager

Organization: City of Pensacola

Department: Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

Address: 222 W. Main St. Pensacola, FL 32502

Recruitment Range: $28.28-$32.88 hourly dependent on knowledge and experience

Closing Date: Continuous

Apply on City of Pensacola jobs website.

This is an administrative professional position that assists with housing and economic development and community development tasks and projects as assigned, such as project management, marketing of community assets, fostering strategic partnerships, and promotion of the City of Pensacola as a desirable place for development.

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Community Development Director - City of Apopka

The City of Apopka, Florida, (pop. 55,496) is seeking a highly qualified local government professional to join its leadership team. As one of the fastest growing cities in Florida, Apopka needs a versatile manager experienced in development planning and regulation, community development plans and economic development initiatives. The Community Development Director directs the Building Safety Division and the Planning and Economic Development Division. The Director manages the administration of regulations for new development and redevelopment. Under the general direction of the City Administrator, the Community Development Director provides compliance oversight for the Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Code and Development Design Guidelines.

Application Deadline: June 21, 2024

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Riviera Beach CRA - Executive Director

The Executive Director position for the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is an executive leadership role that reports exclusively to the Board of Commissioners of the CRA, who also serves as the City Council. This role works closely with the City Manager for Riviera Beach and members of the executive leadership team on both the CRA and City side.

The Executive Director position is highly autonomous and involves planning, initiating, directing and administrative responsibilities in handling the day-to-day operations for the CRA. With approximately 29 FTE’s and a budget of $16,641,758, the agency has the resources and capacity to advance the collective vision of the Board and the community. The goal is to effectively eradicate slum and blight within the CRA District and promote economic growth within the City of Riviera Beach.

Application Deadline: June 28, 2024

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Executive Director - Boynton Beach CRA





Position manages the day-to-day operations, for the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (BBCRA). The Executive Director is a highly responsible position that oversees a wide variety of redevelopment and economic development activities that include fiscal operations, policy making, capital project administration, BBCRA program management, redevelopment plan implementation, property acquisition, business incentives, new business development, business attraction and retention, special business promotion activities as well as the management and maintenance of BBCRA-owned properties. The Position serves as a liaison to businesses and property owners with the overall goal of enhancing the physical and economic character of the districts. Advanced professional work is focused on revitalization and community enhancement within the BBCRA Districts through redevelopment, capital improvement, and branding.

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Director of Development Services – City of Lauderdale Lakes

This position is open until filled.

The City of Lauderdale Lakes located in central Broward County, Florida is a vibrant, connected, diverse and safe community that provides innovative and excellent municipal services in an effective and efficient manner. We value respect, integrity, openness and honesty. The City of Lauderdale Lakes is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Director of Development Services. The incumbent will serve as an integral part of the Lauderdale Lakes executive management team reporting directly to the City Manager and participating in executive-level discussions and decision-making in a variety of areas.

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Director of Development Services – City of Cape Coral, Florida

This position is open until filled.

The City of Cape Coral, Florida (est. pop. 230,000), known as a “Waterfront Wonderland” is a picturesque waterfront paradise with many attractions for residents and tourists alike.

Cape Coral is seeking a visionary leader with a strong planning background to serve as the Director of Development Services. Reporting to the Assistant City Manager, the Director will act as the City’s representative, ensuring adherence to city ordinances and serving as the department administrator for the Development Services Department. The role involves collaborating closely with Public Works to enforce engineering and construction-related ordinances, and it demands exercising independent judgment and discretion in matters concerning personnel, policy, and budget administration. This multifaceted position is pivotal in enhancing the community’s well-being and aligning with the city’s objectives.

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Assistant Grants Manager – City of Lauderhill

Assistant Grants Manager


Closing date is 7/11/2024

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this position. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this description. Other duties may be required and assigned.

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RFPs / RFQs / LOIs

New! DeFuniak Springs CRA: Downtown Parking Study

Intent of RFP: The DeFuniak Springs Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) through this Request for Proposal No. 24-01-CRA, is soliciting Proposals from qualified and experienced firms registered to do business in the State of Florida to conduct a Downtown Parking Study. This study will inventory and map existing parking, analyze parking needs and opportunities, and provide recommendations through the development of a parking plan. The Board of Commissioners invites interested firms to respond.

Time and Due Date: The DeFuniak Springs CRA Board will accept Proposals that must include statements of qualifications from firms/individuals, corporations, partnerships, and other legal entities authorized to conduct business in the State of Florida by July 1st, no later than 4:00 pm.

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Notice of Intent to Dispose of Former Pensacola Sports Property

The City of Pensacola Community Redevelopment Agency has issued a notice of intent to dispose of the former Pensacola Sports property, 101 W. Main St. Interested parties who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a narrative proposal to the city no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, June 13.

The narrative proposal shall provide a brief overview of the proposed development program, the development team composition, and qualifications related to the city’s vision for the project, as outlined in the Request for Letters of Interest (RLOI) issued Feb. 16.

Please note: Parties who have already responded to the RLOI need not resubmit a proposal for consideration. Full submittal and evaluation requirements are listed on the city’s webpage:

Please send questions, proposals and all submitted materials to

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CRA Consulting Services RFP: City of Palatka 

The City of Palatka and Community Redevelopment Agency (hereinafter referred to as the City) is seeking statements of qualifications from qualified firms or individuals with experience in redevelopment, neighborhood planning, revitalization, and the implementation of a Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) to provide assistance in developing and implementing Community Redevelopment Areas. 

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Downtown Redevelopment – Town Center/City Hall Site (RFP) City of Oldsmar

This is a formal Request for Proposals (“RFP”) being issued to any firm or group of firms able to act in planning and development capacity to implement a mixed-use project on approximately 8.0 acres of “Property” or “Subject Site” owned by the City of Oldsmar(“City”) in downtown Oldsmar adjacent to Tampa Road. The City’s intent is to make this property available on a fee-simple basis to the selected party(ies) able to advance a project deemed to activate this highly visible and centralized location in the community.

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