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Let us now praise a famous (and good) newspaper

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We’ve beat up on them before, but we have nothing but praise for the tenacious and relentless reporting of the Tallahassee Democrat as it digs into the percolating scandal surrounding the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).  To recap, the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office in north Florida has issued subpoenas seeking information on redevelopment projects that involve the agency.  Among the two-dozen people or companies named in the subpoenas is Adam Corey, the lobbyist/developer behind The Edison and a former mayoral campaign treasurer to…

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City to award CRA grants for South St. Pete redevelopment

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St. Petersburg will be awarding $534,000 in grants to help support private investment in the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). Through 5 p.m. today, the City is taking requests for the 2017 community redevelopment funds approved by the City Council, budgeted at nearly $412,000 for commercial grants and about $122,000 for housing and neighborhood revitalization with a focus on multifamily residential properties. Applications must be delivered to the ninth floor of the Municipal Services Building, located at One Fourth Street…

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South St. Pete CRA citizens’ committee asked to weigh in on proposed design changes

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Members of the citizen advisory board to the South St. Pete community redevelopment area will have a chance to weigh in on design standards governing the appearance of homes in the area. They’ll also have an opportunity to comment on the way financial grants are awarded in the area. Both items are on the group’s Jan. 10 agenda. Among the proposed design changes is a reduction in the number of windows required in a home, as well as the elimination…

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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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Kathy Castor announces EPA funding for south St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg became one of only five communities in the U.S. to receive grants from the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up contaminated sites in the city, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor announced Friday. The two grants, totally $400,000, will go toward conducting 20 environmental assessments and support cleanup planning at eight sites in the Southside Community Redevelopment Area. St. Petersburg is one of only five communities nationwide to receive this grant funding. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields grants will…

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Proposed Commerce Park project would bring jobs, housing to south St. Pete

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Four new businesses, including a solar energy and wind farm consultant, could come to south St. Petersburg under a proposal scheduled to go before the City Council this week. The Commerce Park project would also bring at least 65 new jobs and housing to the south St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area. A majority of those jobs — 34 — would be set aside for applicants who have low to moderate incomes, and at least 17 of those would have to…

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