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St. Pete seeks CRA citizen advisory committee member

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St. Petersburg is looking for an interested business and/or property owner, resident or stakeholder to fill a single vacancy on the citizen advisory committee (CAC) for the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). The city will accept resumes until 5 p.m. July 1. Officials hope to have an appointee confirmed by City Council in time for the Aug. 9 CAC meeting. The term will be for the remainder of a three-year term ending Jan. 31, 2019. The appointee will be…

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City accepting applications for grant to fund projects in south St. Petersburg CRA

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St. Petersburg is accepting applications for grants to fund projects designed to improve the city’s south Community Redevelopment Area. Because this is the first year for the grants, city officials are expecting a large number of applications. Officials, who want to fund as many projects as possible, say applicants should prioritize the most important improvement needed for their property. The applications will be evaluated in the order they’re received. Funding for the grants will come from TIF, or tax increment…

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Lealman improvement plan moves forward

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Back in June, county commissioners made a historic decision: They created the first community redevelopment area in unincorporated Pinellas County. It was a move that, for years, was unthinkable with Pinellas officials saying they would never sanction a CRA in unincorporated Pinellas. CRAs were something cities did. That changed under a county administration and commission that’s become willing to try new things. In this case, the new thing – a county CRA – is the most recent effort to solve…

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South St. Pete redevelopment trust fund approval expected Tuesday

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The Pinellas County Commission and St. Petersburg City Council have all but agreed on a payment plan for the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Project. County staff will be recommending an ordinance to the Pinellas County Commission at its Tuesday, June 23, meeting that creates a trust fund for the project’s community redevelopment area (CRA) — a 7.5-square-mile section of South St. Pete that reaches from Fourth Street to 49th Street, and from Second Avenue N. to 30th Avenue S. The…

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