Zephyrhills CRA projects, initiatives on tap

Amid the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Zephyrhills Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has managed to stay plenty busy. In a virtual CRA board meeting last month, Zephyrhills CRA director Gail Hamilton outlined a number of tasks the agency has on its plate to beautify the 500-plus acre historic district that stretches through the center spine of the city. Hamilton told … [Read more...]

Community development grants on the way?

Talks are underway in Zephyrhills to offer a greater variety of business grants within the city’s CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency) district. At last month’s CRA board meeting, Zephyrhills CRA director Gail Hamilton pushed for a wider range of incentives to help encourage new business investment in the 500-plus acre district. The district encompasses the center spine of the city, … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills’ finances solid, audit shows

An independent audit shows that Zephyrhills is in healthy financial shape. The Zephyrhills City Council on Sept. 12 received and approved the audit of the city’s 2014-2015 financial statements, performed by Baggett, Reuitmann & Associates, and John E. Henson CPA. The city’s assets exceeded its total liabilities by about $79.3 million, and the city’s total net position increased by 3.44 … [Read more...]

Residents share ideas for improving Zephyr Park

Refurbished tennis courts, state-of-the art playground equipment and an increased presence of law enforcement officers are just a few examples of the many requests local residents have for the redevelopment of Zephyr Park. Dozens of people gathered to offer their ideas for improvements at Zephyr Park, during a May 12 open house at the Alice Hall Community Center. The Zephyrhills Community … [Read more...]

Façade grants available in Zephyrhills

Some commercial buildings in Zephyrhills are about to become more attractive. The Zephyrhills City Council, on March 28, approved the Zephyrhills Community Redevelopment Agency’s Matching Façade Rehabilitation Grant Program. The $10,000 grant aims to encourage the restoration and preservation of commercial buildings within the CRA district — a 520-acre defined district that essentially … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills projects on the way

The Zephyrhills CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency) has several projects on tap for its 30-year master plan. Gail Hamilton, in her first year as CRA director for the city of Zephyrhills, gave an overview of what’s expected during the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce’s monthly meeting on March 3. The CRA oversees a 520-acre defined district that essentially encompasses the center … [Read more...]