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New! Richey Suncoast Theatre Approved for $100k Grant

A $100,000 grant has been approved for the Richey Suncoast Theatre, courtesy of the New Port Richey Community Redevelopment Agency

Recent renovations have been made at the theatre over the years, but with the new grant, the once prominent, cultural meeting ground will be getting a makeover.

Funding arrives at a promising time as attendance numbers, according to theatre board members, have risen.

Plans include updating the theatre’s air conditioning units as well as replacing its roof.

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New! Clearwater Breaks Ground on 81-Unit Affordable Housing Project

Today, the lot on Cleveland Street sits empty, dust blowing across the 2.3-acre expanse.

By fall 2025, city officials say, it will be transformed into a modern apartment complex for low-income residents.

City officials and developers on Thursday broke ground on Clearwater Gardens, an 81-unit affordable housing project aimed at addressing the rising housing crisis in the area.

Clearwater’s Community Redevelopment Agency is selling the land for Clearwater Gardens to the developer for $1.35 million with 40-year financing at 4.1% interest.

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New! Plans for Black-Owned Distillery Venue

Fort Lauderdale’s very own Victor George Spirits is breaking through and breaking ground. Literally.

Billed as Florida’s only Black-owned distillery, the company hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, June 25, for what will be called The Victory Building, named in honor of the original, historic Victory Theatre once located nearby on Sistrunk Boulevard.

In addition to the distillery, the plan is for the 15,000-square-foot venue at 1017 Sistrunk Blvd. to house a restaurant, cigar bar, whiskey lounge, event space, and a rooftop bar and lounge.

In addition to financing from his own company, Northeast 6th Development, the project will use a $2.45 million forgivable loan provided by the Fort Lauderdale Community Redevelopment Agency.

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A Staple Southwest Tallahassee Restaurant Looks to Stay Open After Year-Long Closure

It’s been nearly three months since the reopening of the restaurant in late April of this year.

A $213,000 grant from the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency was given to the restaurant–and the renovation took longer than expected.

Watch the video in the link to hear from the Co-owner of Earley’s Kitchen about the keys to staying open, and what patrons think of the establishment.

“I love it! It’s good. I love the renovations; I love everything about it.”

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Pensacola Approves Community Land Trust Agreement for Three New Affordable Homes

A new model to build affordable housing got the green light from the Pensacola City Council on Monday afternoon.

The Pensacola City Council, meeting as the Community Redevelopment Agency board, unanimously approved donating three properties to the Northwest Florida Community Land Trust in a 5-0 vote.

Under the agreement, the Home Builders Association of West Florida will build two new homes and rehabilitate a third that will be sold as affordable homes to individuals making 120% or less than the area median income. The homes can only be resold in the future to individuals at a price that is affordable for that same level of income.

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Electric Shuttle Service Will Launch in Downtown Orlando this Fall

Downtown Orlando will see the arrival of a new electric shuttle service this fall, as part of an effort by city officials to increase visitation and expand transportation options in the downtown core.

The new program, dubbed Ride DTO, will be an on-demand shuttle service that will essentially function as a publicly subsidized Uber service. An agreement approved by city leaders Monday with Circuit Transit, an eco-friendly micro transit company, will cover the cost of operating five mini-shuttles downtown, including one that is ADA-complaint.

The electric shuttles will offer exclusive rides suitable for small parties, available for pick-up and drop-off within the downtown Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) through a mobile application. By “exclusive,” they mean you can expect rides to service your party only, not a pool situation with other individuals or parties that request a ride while you’re en route to your destination.

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New! Manager Industry Strategic Initiatives and Historic Preservation (Hillsborough County FL)

This is a highly responsible, independent professional position focused on policy development and activities related to industry strategic initiatives and historic preservation. The position is responsible for managing the Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program including, application intake and review, provide liaison and staff support for the Historic Preservation Review Committee, draft agreements and agenda’s for BOCC approval and administer agreements and projects to completion. Additionally, this position is responsible for outreach and provides lead responsibility for administration and operation of other initiatives and programs as assigned. The principal duties of the position include project management; problem resolution; and development, and implementation of recommendations for strategies to support historic preservation and other industry initiatives. A high level of skill and experience is necessary in managing large stakeholder groups towards a strategic vision and action plan implementation.

Closing date: 07/15/2024, 11:59 PM

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New! Strategic Communications Manager – Plan Hillsborough

The Strategic Communications Manager will be responsible for the planning and execution of communications in the form of both public relations and media outreach initiatives to enhance the visibility and reputation of the Hillsborough City-County Planning Commission. This role requires a dynamic, outgoing individual with strong interpersonal skills, the ability to represent the HCPC in public and media forums, and a proven track record in driving earned media and building relationships across departments and government agencies. The manager will lead the Commission’s communications team (current two employees) to ensure cohesive and effective communication strategies across various platforms for the organization. The manager will also focus on community relationship building, ensuring the commission’s message reaches underserved communities and maintaining a strong presence in media and public forums. This position is Unclassified.

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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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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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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.

Read more here

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RFPs / RFQs / LOIs

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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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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