First small cells come to life in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — XG Communities LLC and the City of Sacramento announced that multiple carriers have received permit approvals to build small cells in downtown Sacramento. Mobilitie began construction immediately and already has sites on air. Sacramento’s model invites carriers and connectivity providers to enhance wireless coverage and capacity for the citizens of Sacramento by leveraging city-owned assets.

Entertainment Line-Up: Jaded Aerosmith and Deep Fried Funk Join the Dania Beach Arts and Seafood 6th Annual Celebration

DANIA BEACH, Fla. — 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.

RMA’s Kevin Crowder on What Cities Need to Know Before They Seek a P3

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Kevin Crowder was in great demand at the recent Florida Council for Public Private Partnership (P3) conference in Orlando. As the Economic Development Director for RMA – Redevelopment Management Associates he has successfully guided many cities through the complicated P3 process. During the conference, he shared how cities can avoid some of the biggest P3 pitfalls and emulate the most successful P3 projects.

Tipp Pride Begins Engagement with Bruns General Contracting on their $4.9M Stadium Project

TIPP CITY, Ohio — During the latter portion of December, the Tipp City School Board and the Tipp Pride Association identified Bruns General Contracting as their choice for a general contractor for the new community stadium. The Tipp Pride Association initially estimated the stadium construction costs at $6.5M, however, after initial design choices and further examination using a process known as value engineering, Bruns now believes this funding number to be $4.9M.

RMA Taps New Beer Trends to Combat Urban Blight

VERO BEACH, Fla. — As the craft brewery trend matures, Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) is advising city leaders on the smartest ways to continuing tapping into the beer industry as a tool for revitalization. In states such as Florida, the full-service economic redevelopment firm, still sees growth potential for craft breweries. In other areas, the firm is guiding cities to develop attraction plans for distilleries, co-op breweries and brewpubs.

RMA Terminates Contract as Pompano Beach CRA Managers

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — 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.

RMA’s Redevelopment Plan for Naranja Lakes CRA Approved by Miami-Dade County Commissioners

MIAMI, Fla. — Redevelopment Management Associates (‘RMA’) 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.

Pompano Beach CRA Announces ‘Groundbreaking’ of Atlantic Boulevard Bridge

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — 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.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Scheduled to Honor Veterans at Clarke County Freedom Rock Dedication

MURRAY, Iowa — Clarke County, Iowa’s favorite daughter, Governor Kim Reynolds will join hundreds of community members, leaders and veterans in a ceremonial dedication of Clarke County’s Freedom Rock. On Saturday, November 11, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., the latest installment by Freedom Rock painter, Ray “Bubba” Sorensen, will be the site of a Veteran’s Day celebration and dedication. Those in attendance will hear from Governor Reynolds, along with local leadership, military officials, and community members from throughout south-central Iowa.

Coalition for Responsible Community Development Expands Executive Leadership Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD), a South LA based non-profit serving the community through youth, workforce and economic development initiatives, is proud to announce the addition of two members to their executive leadership team, Chief Operating Officer Angela LoBue and Chief Real Estate and Economic Development Officer Alejandro Martinez. The increase in senior staff will allow CRCD to develop new programs and initiatives while expanding their footprint.