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March 28, 2024

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New! Local Community Redevelopment Agency Works to Strengthen Communities

Development grants and urban renewal plans are usually sponsored by a local organization called a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). If you’re unfamiliar with what a CRA is, it’s essentially an organization that helps revitalize urban areas. Tampa has eight different CRAs, with the one in East Tampa being one of the largest in the state. Some of the founders of this CRA have spoken about its positive impact on their community and the progress that has been made as a result.

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New! Kissimmee Wants Downtown Former Coca-Cola Plant Redeveloped

A Kissimmee company is seeking economic incentives to redevelop a downtown property that formerly housed part of a Coca-Cola bottling plant into a $1.1 million, 21,300-square-foot project dubbed Violet’s Garage that will include retail, restaurant, and other uses.

100 Honeymoons LLC is requesting $90,945 from the downtown Kissimmee community redevelopment agency’s Pioneer Project Incentive Program agreement tied to the planned redevelopment at 14 W. Neptune Ave.

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New! Does New Port Richey Need More Waterfront Land? “You Bet,” Officials Say

New Port Richey city council members have approved the $1.1 million purchase of land fronting the Cotee River that has been a priority acquisition of city leaders for several years now.

The property, known as the Montemayor parcel, is sandwiched between a boat ramp park to the south and the “Potter Property” to the north bought by the city several years ago.

All told with the purchase of the new land, which is set to close in October after the new fiscal year begins, the city will own 2.73 acres along the river with 522 feet of frontage.

While the members of the New Port Richey City Council, sitting as the community redevelopment agency board, approved the purchase, there is not yet a specific plan for the adjacent properties. That will come later as city officials continue to discuss what they want to do along the water to enhance other work that has been underway throughout the community.

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Circuit’s Rideshare Service Launches in Boynton Beach

The wait is nearly over! Coastal Cruiser, the eagerly anticipated rideshare service by Circuit, is launching in Boynton Beach on Saturday, March 23, 2024. This innovative and environmentally friendly on-demand transportation solution will offer residents and visitors confidence and accessibility within designated areas of eastern Boynton Beach.

The Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and City of Boynton Beach are partnering on the pilot program that will feature two distinct zones to cater to the varying needs of the community.

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Habitat for Humanity Kicks Off Successful Women’s Build in Lake Worth Beach

Habitat for Humanity’s largest women’s build campaign in the country kicked off to a successful start in Lake Worth Beach this year; it will help construct two new homes and other community projects, according to the organization.

Hundreds of registered builders came together to raise a half-million-dollar, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Palm Beach County revealed. Its Women Build 2024 drive sold out and, the agency noted this was a record year for the project.

Lake Worth Beach’s Community Redevelopment Agency donated the land for this year’s Women’s Build.

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Daytona Beach to Launch Pilot Program to Hire Security Officers

In just a couple of weeks, the City of Daytona Beach will launch a pilot program to have security officers patrol six days a week along Beach Street between Orange Avenue and International Speedway Blvd.

City of Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry says between public and private investments, the city is spending over $100 million in that area, including the new Riverfront Esplanade.

The city will use Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) funds to pay for the officers. According to Fuqua, the cost of the program will be just under $25,000.

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More NEW FRA Member News to Use!

  • Cape Coral CRA

CRA Commission Looks to Address South Cape Trash Issues

  • Boynton Beach CRA

Low-Cost Electric Shuttle Services Debut in Lake Worth Beach and Boynton Beach

  • Williston CRA

Williston CRA Sponsors Chamber’s March Lunch & Learn

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New! Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator – City of Dade City

The City of Dade City is seeking a full-time Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator to work under the direction of the Utilities Director. The full-time schedule will work Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Pay range: $24.58 to $36.86 per hour.

Salary Range: $24.58 – $36.86 per hour

Position is open until filled.

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Redevelopment Project Coordinator – City of Pompano Beach

Salary Range: $64,952 – $100,533

Work Days/Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Responsible for providing administrative and project coordination services for the Community Redevelopment Agency management, downtown redevelopment management, redevelopment incentives, neighborhood redevelopment, housing projects, and horizontal and vertical construction projects.

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Economic Development Downtown Manager – City of Winter Garden

Exempt, Full-Time

Salary: Qualification Based 

Responsible for assisting the Economic Development Department in the management, outreach, promotion and implementation of economic development, redevelopment, revitalization, business and downtown programs. Work is performed with a high level of initiative and independence in undertaking and completing economic development and community outreach assignments as directed by the Economic Development Director.

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Economic Development Specialist – City of St Cloud

Salary: $26.26 – $37.28 Hourly


This is a beginning-level professional work in economic research and project development.

Work involves the performance of moderately difficult professional and technical work in the area of economic research and development. Work is intellectual and varied in nature as opposed to routine mental or physical work and requires the consistent use of judgement and discretion in its performance.

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Planning Manager City of Lake Wales

$51,505.79 – $81,120.00 Salary/year


Reviews applications for proposed developments, comprehensive plan amendments, and map amendments. Documents review process and records procedural compliance. Drafts amendments to Land Development Regulations and Comprehensive Plan text amendments.

Prepares ordinances, staff reports, and meeting agendas.

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RFPs / RFQs / LOIs

New! 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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NEW! Disposition of CRA-Owned Lots for the Development of Affordable/Workforce Housing – Delray Beach CRA





The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is seeking proposals from qualified not-for-profit entities, hereinafter referred to as Proposers, for the purchase and development of six (6) CRA-owned vacant lot properties (Subject Properties), more specifically described in Section III of this RFP. It is the CRA’s intention to dispose of the Subject Properties to a qualified not-for-profit entity, or multiple not-for-profit entities, and enter into an Agreement, or multiple Agreements, for the purpose of developing and constructing

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Reuse or Redevelopment of the Former Pensacola Motor Lodge for Attainable Multifamily Rental Housing at 2305 West Cervantes Street

The City of Pensacola and its Community Redevelopment Agency (jointly and separately referred to as “City”) is soliciting Letters of Interest (LOI) from interested developers specializing and/or experienced in developing attainable, affordable and/or workforce multi-family rental housing for the rehabilitation and/or redevelopment of the former Pensacola Motor Lodge at 2305 West Cervantes Street, Pensacola, Florida. The City seeks impactful proposals that produce attainable housing with an emphasis on low-income and special needs housing as defined at Section 420.0004, Florida Statutes.

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