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New! Artists Named For Fort Myers' Innovation Walk

The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), in partnership with the Edison Awards, have selected four creative visionaries and their proposals to create engaging, transformational art installations to be built along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River in downtown Fort Myers.

The goal of Innovation Walk is to marry art with innovation, transforming and populating a meandering, mile-long waterfront park pathway with enduring installations and experiences that intrigue curiosity and celebrate human creativity. Innovation Walk builds upon the legacy of imaginative invention in Lee County – think Thomas Edison and Hendry Ford – and melds the past with future-forward thinkers.

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New! The Cloud is South Florida's Zero-Emission Transit Service

The city proudly announces the launch of one of the largest 100% electric fleets owned by any municipality in Florida, demonstrating its commitment to progress and a greener tomorrow.

This initiative, called The Cloud, is supported by a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), contributions from the City of Hallandale Beach and the Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency for the purchase of electric buses and charging infrastructure, and Transportation Surtax Funds from Broward County Transit for the operation and maintenance of the fleet.

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New! Fort Myers Affordable Homes

The area’s median salary is $57k and change. The future owners of 26 single-family Habitat homes coming to the area will make less than that, but they’ll still be on a pathway to home ownership.

The Community Redevelopment Agency approved Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counites to partner with them to build 26 affordable single-family homes.

The CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, Becky Lucas, was in attendance when the board voted unanimously. She reiterated the city-approved floor plans she presented in their proposal for a previous, ongoing project off of Prospect Avenue.

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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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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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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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Avon Park CRA "Future Museum Awarded $100k"



New! Assistant City Manager - City of Clearwater

Position Description

TARGET ENTRY SALARY: $149,415 – $194,240 DOQ



Under direction of the City Manager, the Assistant City Manager assists and supports in the performance of all management, direction, and administration of the daily operations of the City. May serve as the Acting City Manager in the City Manager’s absence.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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