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North Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Joseph Esq. named a 2020 Miami Times ‘New Generation of Dreamers’
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- The Miami Times has selected North Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Joseph, Esq. to join the Class of 2020's "Next Generation of Dreamers." Joseph is being recognized for his leadership in resolving a water billing controversy affecting nearly 200,000 customers throughout Northern Miami-Dade County served by the city's water utility.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Prepaid College Board will lower Prepaid Plan prices by $1.3 billion, a reduction benefitting 224,000 current customers. Nearly half of the affected families will have refunds available totaling more than $500 million.
RMA Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Strategies in Florida that Helped Secure Amazon Deal for City of Deltona
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- RMA has revealed the international deal-making that was required to secure an Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) distribution center as the anchor for the new Portland Industrial Park in Deltona, Florida. RMA's economic development and real estate project management team brokered the deal between DOT Properties headquartered in Australia; Seefried Industrial Properties, the developer for Amazon; and the City.
Major Florida Development Prospect Located in Opportunity Zone – Pompano Beach Looks Nationwide for Master Developer
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The City of Pompano Beach and its redevelopment agency have over 30 acres of land located in an Opportunity Zone out to bid seeking a Master Developer for an Innovation District in the downtown. The land is one of the last undeveloped areas in South Florida bordering the I-95 corridor with direct beach access. Deadline to submit a Letter of Interest is July 10, 2019.
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The City of Pompano Beach and Pompano Beach CRA have issued a Request for Letters of Interest (RLI) for a Master Developer for the City's Downtown and Innovation District. The South Florida municipality has undergone a tremendous transformation during the past few years, and the creation of a dense urban downtown is the next redevelopment goal.
GREENACRES, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The City of Greenacres recently accepted a vision and strategic action plan created by the award-winning redevelopment firm, RMA. The city, located in the heart of Palm Beach County, has already begun prioritizing key elements of the plan for implementation to realize the vision and strategic goals.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- On Monday (Jan 28), Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Judge Laurel M. Lee as Florida Secretary of State. Lee has extensive judicial and legal experience and was appointed by former Governor Rick Scott to serve as a Circuit Court Judge in Florida’s Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County, where she was subsequently unchallenged in her reelection.
Dania Beach People’s Access To Community Horticulture (PATCH) Healthy Mobile Markets Launch in Broward County
DANIA BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The City of Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is proud to announce that the Dania Beach People's Access To Community Horticulture (PATCH) is preparing to launch five Mobile Market sites around Broward County. Known as a community market and garden, the Dania Beach PATCH is a resource for locally grown food. Now, the PATCH is extending healthy food options to neighboring cities in Broward County through the use of mobile markets.
GREENACRES, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) today announced it has been hired by the City of Greenacres to develop a vision for the City and create a strategic action plan. RMA will guide the 8th largest municipality in Palm Beach County towards future economic growth by implementing the firm's proven strategies which have reinvented numerous cities throughout the state.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ Fla. Governor Rick Scott has announced that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have reached an agreement on a $50 million state investment to fund repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike.
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) has been selected by the City of Hallandale Beach and the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to create a new vision plan for the City and to update the CRA plan in order to stimulate economic development activities, attract investment and spur redevelopment/revitalization.
Jaded Aerosmith and Deep Fried Funk Join Dania Beach Arts and Seafood 6th Annual Celebration Line-up
DANIA BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Tribute band Jaded Aerosmith will light up the stage on Saturday, May 19 followed by a captivating performance by R&B band Deep Fried Funk on Sunday, May 20 at the 6th Annual Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Celebration. The 2018 lineup features an electrifying cast of performers and a diverse range of acts, including Classic Rock Therapy, Whipping Post and Latin group Catabella to name a few.
PARKLAND, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation (SB 7026) tightening gun restrictions in the state. The legislation raises the legal age for gun purchases to 21, institutes a waiting period of 3 days, and allows for the potential arming of school staff (who are not full-time teachers).
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ – This Wednesday, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized eight outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Award. The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- During the first week of Feb. 2018, Fla. Governor Rick Scott announced seven reappointments and five appointments to multiple state boards, including to the Board of Veterinary Medicine and University of Central Florida Board of Trustees.
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) today announced that they have terminated their contract as Managers to the Pompano Beach CRA, a position the firm has held since 2009. Despite the redevelopment agency's newsworthy success in transforming the city, the firm's principals, Kim Briesemeister and Chris Brown, felt that terminating their contract was their only option due to the hostile environment that has been pervading the CRA meetings over the past few months. The termination letter submitted on February 1, 2018 will result in a 90-day transition period.
MIAMI, Fla /Florida Newswire/ -- Redevelopment Management Associates today announced that the Miami-Dade County Commission voted 10-1 to approve RMA's redevelopment plan for the Naranja Lakes CRA. The award-winning Pompano Beach-based redevelopment firm was hired by Miami-Dade County to write the plan for the recently expanded CRA area, which will contribute towards the development of the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) plan in South Dade.
Florida Governor Rick Scott’s 2018 ‘State of the State’ Address Covers Topics from Citrus Industry to Families
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Tues morning Jan 9, 2018 -- Good morning. I am honored to deliver my final state of the state today. I would first like to recognize: Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran. Speaker, I appreciate your commitment to cutting taxes and for fighting to make sure every Florida student can get a great education. Senate President Joe Negron. President, your focus on Lake Okeechobee and Florida’s environment will benefit countless Floridians and visitors for generations.
Pompano Beach CRA Announces Dec. 11 ‘Groundbreaking’ of Atlantic Boulevard Bridge with Unique Sail Design
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The Pompano Beach CRA is proud to announce the "groundbreaking" ceremony for the new Atlantic Boulevard Bridge. The marine-themed event will eschew the typical shovel in the ground for something "reel" fun. The new look for the bridge has been designed by Currie Sowards Aguila Architects and will be built by Burkhardt Construction. The public is invited to attend the ceremony which will feature speeches by company officials and local dignitaries.
MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- As of the 11:00 a.m. advisory, Miami-Dade County is currently under a hurricane watch. This means that hurricane conditions are possible, usually within 48 hours. The current forecast predicts Tropical Storm winds in Miami-Dade by Saturday. Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez has issued additional evacuation orders for all of Zone B and portions of Zone C.