The Central Community Redevelopment Agency and New Start Community Development are pleased to announce the groundbreaking for the Minnie L. Rogers Plaza and Retail Center at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22.
There will be refreshments and entertainment for the children. The public is invited to attend.
The 16,000-square-foot Sav-A-Lot supermarket and 9,600 square feet of additional retail space will provide the residents of the Central CRA, downtown neighborhoods, and employees of the major retailers in the area a place to buy fresh groceries and conduct business in their daily routines.
This urban format grocery store and retail plaza located at 1st Street and 301 Boulevard has been named in honor of Minnie L. Rogers Grocery and Retail Plaza. This was a unanimous decision of the ad hoc committee created to commemorate the history of the site through public art. The name was approved on September 27, 2012 by the CCRA Board. This is all part of the CCRA and New Start’s decision to honor the history of the site through art and historical markers.
A community redevelopment area of the City of Bradenton, the Central Community Redevelopment Agency was created in July 12, 2000 under the authority of sections 163.330-163.45 of the Florida Statutes and funded by Tax Increment Financing (TIF) revenue as a special taxing district of the City of Bradenton.
Charged with the redevelopment of a district designated as neglected and blighted, this designation provides the CCRA a dedicated funding source to support targeted economic development projects and allows the CCRA to leverage outside funds to expand the reach of the TIF revenue.