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New! $2 Million Infusion to Help Homeowners

The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust’s Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RAP) – which offers low-to-moderate income homeowners a $50,000 forgivable loan for roofing, plumbing, heating, ventilation and other structural repairs – will be bolstered by an additional $2 million in surtax dollars, according to the agency.

MDEAT, at a board meeting last week, said it planned to exhaust an already allocated $1.5 million for the program by March 31, and requested another $2 million for the current budget year following a significant increase in applications.

“We’ve done it with our agency,” said Kametra Driver, executive director of Homestead’s Community Redevelopment Agency and an MDEAT board member. “So we have a grant that we can do up to $25,000, and what we’re unable to cover, we refer people to MDEAT. We have some that are in the queue now and some that have already been completed. So they in essence got $75,000 worth of work done on their house by pairing the two programs together.”

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New! First Step to Reestablish East Fort Myers Redevelopment Plan Approved

Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency commissioners unanimously approved March 27 the findings of slum and blight analysis of 1,100 acres in the eastern part of the city and the East Fort Myers Redevelopment Area Plan. Both will be forwarded to City Council for final approval.

LaRue Planning began working on reestablishing the revitalization plan for east Fort Myers through public meetings in August 2022.

The study area for the proposed East Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Area has a south boundary at Billy’s Creek, east boundary at the Fort Myers city limits at Prospect Avenue, north boundary at the Caloosahatchee River and west boundary at Billy’s Creek.

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New! Clearwater Hosts its First Mural Festival in Downtown Area

Clearwater hosted the city’s very first art mural festival in the Gateway neighborhood near downtown in March and hopes to make it an annual event.

“We really are lacking art in Clearwater,” said Amber Brice, Clearwater Arts and Cultural Affairs Manager. “The easiest way to get a bunch of art in the city at one time is murals.”

Brice said a half-dozen businesses participated by donating a wall for the Art Oasis Mural Festival. The city is paying the artists with $90,000 from the Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency.

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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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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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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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New! Building Official – City of Brooksville

POSITION TITLE: Building Official

DEPARTMENT: Community Development DIVISION: Building Inspection Division


Performs complex professional and difficult administrative work in planning, organizing and directing the City’s Building division. Work is performed under general supervision of the Community Development Director.

Listing expires on July 4, 2024, unless filled before.

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New! Community & Economic Development Director – City of Dade City

Salary Range – $70,688.32 – $ 106,032.48 (depending on Education & Experience)

The City of Dade City is looking for a responsible professional, with technical, administrative and supervisory experience in the respective areas of planning, zoning, community development, and building division functions. This position requires the coordination of assigned revitalization activities with other departments, and provides highly responsible professional and technical staff assistance to the City Manager. Under broad policy guidance and direction from the City Manager, the Director balances the interests of private developers with those of the general public and the City’s goals to encourage innovative and cohesive development.

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New! Utilities Director – City of Dade City

Salary Range – $70,688.32 – $ 106,032.48 (depending on Education & Experience)

The City of Dade City is looking for a Utilities Director. This is highly technical, managerial, supervisory and responsible administrative work directing the City’s public utility programs. Responsible for oversight and management of the Water and Wastewater divisions to ensure that water and wastewater facilities and systems are operated and maintained efficiently and in accordance with federal, state and local standards and regulations, and in a manner, which protects and preserves the environment and public health.

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Senior Planner – City of Oakland Park

Position is responsible for advanced managerial and professional work in the areas of planning and development for the City’s current and long-range planning goals, objectives, and initiatives. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, comprehensive and neighborhood planning, development review, conducting research and special studies, interpreting the land development, and reviewing amendments to the code for conformance with the comprehensive plan.

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Planner – City of Oakland Park

Position is responsible for advanced managerial and professional work in the areas of planning and development for the City’s current and long-range planning goals, objectives, and initiatives. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, comprehensive and neighborhood planning, development review, conducting research and special studies, interpreting the land development, and reviewing amendments to the code for conformance with the comprehensive plan.

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Development Director – The City of Miami Beach, FL

The City of Miami Beach (pop. 80,000) seeks a highly energetic, skilled, innovative, and collaborative economic development leader as its next Economic Development Director. This highly visible, hands-on professional focuses on achieving the Economic Development Department’s overarching goal: to establish, grow and diversify the City’s business community by promoting the City’s image and assets, supporting businesses, and encouraging appropriate real estate development.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled with first review by April 22, 2024

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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

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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