Signs of Progress in Dixieland

Over the past few years, the Lakeland Community Redevelopment Authority has worked to update and promote the Dixieland business area. From the Dixieland street signs in November 2007 to help with DCs Sports Bar in 2009 LCRA has helped promote and improve the community.

You might have read about grants in the Dixieland business area for food-related businesses. There’s some cash left according to LCRA Project Manager, Nicole Travis, “Unimproved properties within the CRA may be eligible to stack the grants and receive up to $30,000 in matching grants. For the current fiscal year we have $50,000 available for the Food-Related Services Program and the Façade Improvement Matching Grant.”

Here are links to the programs:
Façade Improvement Matching Grant
Design Assistance Grant
Information about the Food-Related Services Incentive Program
To apply for the Food-Related Services Matching Grant

All questions about the programs can be directed to Travis at 863.834.6011.

The latest Dixieland CRA construction projects include alley improvements East and West of Florida Avenue. The images below detail the areas completed and reveal which parts of the alleys are expected to be improved in 2012 through 2014.

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Dixieland sign in storage.

In other sign news, the Dixieland business area is getting a new sign at the Northeast corner of Belmar Street and Florida Avenue. According to a LCRA spokesperson, the land for the sign was loaned to the City until the property is sold. The sign will be mounted on a base to make it easy to move at that point.

Creative Commons License image courtesy LCRA