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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Easton Upscale Apartment Complex/BG Framework LLC Approved for CRA Rebate

Easton Apartment Rendering, Downtown Fort Myers

Easton, a five-story, 273-unit upscale apartment complex, was approved for a tax increment rebate on March 20, 2019.

Easton, a five-story, 273-unit upscale apartment complex to be built in the Downtown redevelopment area, was approved for a tax increment rebate up to $6,000,000 over a 10-year period at the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board of Commiss...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

First Company Approved to Participate in CRA Job Program

Cigent Technology Incorporated Applies for CRA Job Creation and Talent Attraction Program, cropped i

The first company approved to participate in Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency’s (CRA) Job Creation & Talent Attraction Program is Cigent Technology Inc.

CRA commissioners approved Cigent’s application and the firm is eligible to receive up to $8,000 if the new employee is both working and residing in a redevelopment area.

This program will incentivize the creation and retention of full-time employment with...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

More Than Just a Garden – Barden Street’s New Community Garden Selected $13,000 Grant

Barden Street Community Garden Learning Center Picture with curved beds

On February 27, 2019, CRA commissioners approved a grant for up to $13,000 to complete the $246,000 Barden Street Community Garden Learning Center (BCG), requested by the I Will Mentorship Foundation.

More than just a garden, this urban initiative will infuse 21st Century agricultural skills and the beautification of a blighted neighborhood with art and culture. This multi-faceted effort combines community development, nutrition, education, entrepreneu...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

EFM Spotlight: Andy's Mini Market & Grocery

This month's East Fort Myers redevelopment area spotlight is Andy's Mini Market & Grocery, located at 3805 Palm Beach Boulevard. View their video for more details!

The monthly East Fort Myers Spotlight feature was developed to support the business community in the East Fort Myers redevelopment area, through using social media and website promotion to focus on various small businesses that may not otherwise have an o...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Grand Central Project Shaping Up!

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The Grand Central project on Cleveland Avenue is really shaping up!

The retail properties are all complete and open. The apartments
are under construction and are expected to be completed by February/March 2020.

Grand Central was approved for a CRA tax increment fund (TIF)rebate as well as Cleveland Avenue Stormwater Cr...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Cleveland Avenue Medians Completed

Beautification of the medians and underneath the Colonial Boulevard overpass has been completed!

The CRA and the City of Fort Myers have worked together to revitalize and improve the look of Cleveland Avenue (U.S. 41)!

The CRA provided a $194,200 funding match for a $100,000 FDOT Beautification Grant for the design, installation, and maintenance of me...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

EFM Spotlight: El Caribe Latin Flavor Cuban Restaurant & Bakery

This month's East Fort Myers redevelopment area spotlight is El Caribe Latin Flavor Cuban Restaurant & Bakery, located at 3917 Palm Beach Boulevard. View their video for more details!

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

EFM Spotlight: Neenie's House

This month's East Fort Myers redevelopment area spotlight is Neenie's House, located at 481 Marsh Avenue. View their video for more details!

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

New Job Creation & Talent Attraction Program

CRA Job Creation and Talent Attraction Picture

The CRA’s program will incentivize the creation and retention of full-time employment within the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Areas by offering a grant payment to companies that create or relocate high wage full-time jobs within an area.

The City of Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is proud to announce the new Job Creation & Talent Attraction Program.

Targeted industries eligible for the program include research and development in the physical, engineering, computer or l...

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

CRA to purchase Medical/Fire Rescue Utility Task Vehicle for Fort Myers River District Special Event

Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Medical Fire Utility Task Vehicle (UTV)

CRA Board approved the purchase of a customized Medical/Fire Rescue Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) for $26,000 using Downtown redevelopment area funds, to be used by the Fire Department to better navigate through the River District’s growing special events.

At the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) January 23, 2019, Board meeting, commissioners recognized that the River District’s growing special events required improved first responder access in navigating the crowded streets&mdas...

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