On August 13th, 2014, the City of Bradenton Central Community Redevelopment Agency (CCRA) received City Council approval for the Minnie L. Rogers Plaza and Retail Center Development and Acquisition Agreement.
This approval was based on a unanimous vote coming from the CCRA Board on July 24th, 2014. Approval of the agreement will allow the CCRA to move forward with the development of a commercial redevelopment project composed of 26,808 square feet of retail space and an urban format Save-A-Lot grocery store on the property located at 201 13th Avenue West, Bradenton. The project will eliminate an existing Food Desert by providing residents access to healthy foods, will create needed jobs for the community, and will act as a catalyst for future economic development and prosperity for the general area surrounding the project site.
The group selected as Developer for the project is a team led by Endeavour Corp. of Milwaukee, and includes the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc. (CDC of Tampa).
On August 28th the Developer team of the project will appear before the CCRA Board and be introduced to the community. The Developer and CCRA staff anticipate to have the property permit ready and to begin construction of the project by the end of this calendar year. The CCRA invites the community to attend the next CCRA Board meeting to meet the Developer team and hear all about the next steps to develop the Minnie L. Rogers Plaza and Retail Center project.
The CCRA Board will meet at their regularly scheduled meeting time at 5:00 pm on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in the City Council Chambers, 101 Old Main Street, Bradenton.