Tags : neighborhood revitalization

Commissioners Voice Concerns About Affordable Housing Bill

A bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis that creates new land development regulations to encourage creation of affordable housing raised as many questions as answers for St. Johns County commissioners. Senior Assistant County Attorney Christine Valliere briefed commissioners on Senate Bill 102, which goes into effect July 1. The bill includes provisions that preempt local […]Read More

New Permit Center Building Project Moves Forward

In a governmental twist on the old adage “If you can’t beat them, join them,” St. Johns County is meeting all the building underway — and still to come — with some new construction of its own. Commissioners approved an agreement with Passero Associates for design services for a new permit center building to handle […]Read More

Pitch Factory Offers Entrepreneurs Tools for Success

Major League Baseball hurlers spend six weeks in Spring Training getting ready to pitch in the regular season. But where can small-business owners go to get primed for success? For St. Johns County entrepreneurs the answer is the Pitch Factory. A six-week workshop presented by the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with […]Read More

St. Augustine Eyes Grants for Community Development

City officials are gearing up to apply for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant to help boost neighborhoods and economic growth with a particular emphasis on West Augustine. At a recent City Commission meeting, Corey Sakryd, deputy director of General Services, and Eric Walters, grants administration coordinator, said the current grant application cycle closes […]Read More