Both Ringling roundabouts now open
→ A roundabout at the intersection of Ringling Boulevard and Palm Avenue opened yesterday afternoon.
Downtown motorists and pedestrians now have complete access to Ringling Boulevard once again. The roundabout off of Ringling Boulevard at Palm Avenue opened yesterday afternoon. The roundabout opened three days sooner than its anticipated June 15 opening. A roundabout on Ringling Boulevard at Pineapple Avenue opened May 18 … [click here to read on!]
Tenants line up for new retail space
→ Developer Casto said retail space for the future phases of the River Club Park of Commerce, at State Road 70 and I-75, is 70% leased.
Tenant spaces are filling up quickly as developers push forward with plans for River Club Park of Commerce, home to the East County’s newest Walmart Supercenter. Texas Roadhouse, Hungry Howie’s Pizza and Tire Choice all have contracts for stand-alone buildings in the plaza, and Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse, Hair Cuttery and Nail Art & Spa are among tenants coming to the inline-portion of the plaza, said Casto’s John Hutchens, asset manager for the project … [click here to read on!]
Organizational funding discussed
→ The Longboat Key Town Commission discussed which organizations should receive contributions in the 2012-13 fiscal year budget.
Revenues and expenditures rise and fall. But, there’s one thing the Longboat Key Town Commission can always count on: Various organizations will approach the commission. They’ll list past accomplishments; they’ll share their dreams for the upcoming year. And they’ll ask for what they need to make those dreams a reality: money. Funding for organizations made up just $94,100 of the 2011-12 fiscal year budget. As a starting point for discussion, Town Manager David Bullock prepared the preliminary 2012-13 budget using identical contributions for each organization. And, although it’s just a small sliver of a budget with proposed total operating expenditures of $13,939,177, it still drew discussion from the Longboat Key Town Commission during a Wednesday, June 6 budget workshop … [click here to read on!]