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Wildly Popular Events Keep Residents Returning to Marina Village

Next Up: The Lion King Movie Day
The Riviera Beach Marina Village Event Center is a hub of entertainment and celebration due to an array of popular events, such as the upcoming Vybz Movie Mane Event on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 11am to 2pm.

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OCTOBER 10, 2019, RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA— Whether residents of Riviera Beach and surrounding communities are looking for something to do or looking for a venue in which to do something, the solution is always the same: the Riviera Beach Marina Village Event Center. A premier destination for entertainment, events, celebrations and gatherings of all kinds, Marina Village will next host the Vybz Movie Mane Event featuring The Lion King on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 11am to 2pm.

This is a family-friendly afternoon event featuring bounce houses, costumed Lion King characters of Simba and Timon, face painting, food vendors and more, and is expected to draw families with blankets and lawn chairs in tow. The event is free for all ages with special VIP tickets available for just $5 each which include one soda or a water, popcorn and special autograph book for the costumed Lion King characters to sign. Kids are encouraged to dress up in jungle outfits or their Halloween costumes for trick or treating through Bicentennial Park during the event. In the event of rain, The Lion King will be screened indoors.

“Riviera Beach Marina Village creates signature “Vybz” events for the community, ranging from live music, mixers, holiday celebrations, date nights and more. Bicentennial Park at Marina Village offers waterfront views with paddleboard and kayak rentals, fishing and dive charters businesses.

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within its district.  Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area.

The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts.  This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents.  For more information about the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, follow the official FacebookInstagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or visit www.rbcra.com.

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When Breast Cancer Awareness Hits Home

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness with a monthlong tribute to Darlene Hatcher, former CRA Director of Administrative Services, who lost her battle with the disease earlier this year. The Riviera Beach CRA has a number of events planned for October in memory of their friend and coworker and will pay respect to all those who have been touched by breast cancer as well as those on a mission to help find a cure.

OCTOBER 3, 2019, RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA—The Riviera Beach CRA, which is helping guide the redevelopment of the City of Rivera Beach on a number of fronts, has planned a number of gatherings in tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in remembrance of a fallen coworker, former Director of Administrative Services Darlene Hatcher. The Riviera Beach Marina Village will provide educational resources at the Event Center throughout the month to help and honor those at every step of the breast cancer journey.

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Since October 2008, Ms. Hatcher helped the CRA reach a number of accomplishments. Ms. Hatcher was dedicated to serving the community and advocated for the causes she believed in, such as neighborhood revitalization, jobs, youth development, and workforce housing. Her passions were her family— her fiancé, kids and grandchildren—the Limestone Creek community, a love of safari animals and purses, good food, scrapbooking, and University of Miami alumni activities, including supporting the Miami Hurricanes.

“I want to applaud the Riviera Beach CRA for taking the time to recognize the service of Darlene Hatcher and the many warriors who have battled breast cancer,” said Florida State Senator Bobby Powell. “We applaud those who have won, continue to battle, and unfortunately those who lost their battle. However, we must continue to work together so we can ultimately find a cure.”

In October, the CRA will host a private ceremony and ribbon cutting of the newly dedicated Hatcher Ballroom at Riviera Beach Marina Village. The reception will include the unveiling of a plaque in memory of Ms. Hatcher.

“We are like a family here at the CRA,” says Scott Evans, Interim Executive Director of the Riviera Beach CRA and President of the Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation. “We can’t do enough to honor our friend and coworker Darlene. We miss her deeply and all her efforts for the City of Riviera Beach. Our hearts go out to her family, friends and everyone unfortunate enough to be touched by this disease.”

Additionally, in October the CRA will host a 50 Shades of Pink luncheon for remembering, paying respects, mingling, learning, and looking forward in tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Panelists include breast cancer survivors, medical professionals and activists, and a keynote by survivor and author Kelly Seitz. Representatives and doctors from Good Samaritan Medical Center, the Sari Center for Integrative Cancer Care, the Pink Queen Foundation and more will answer questions and offer guidance.

The CRA has also invited the Hatcher family and friends for a separate evening of painting rocks with kind messages and designs of hope that can be kept, given to others or placed around the District to pass on inspiration to others who may be in need of a little “pay it forward” compassion.

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within its district.  Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area.

The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts.  This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents.  For more information about the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, follow the official FacebookInstagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or visit www.rbcra.com.

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Kids on the Beat, Second Edition, Sept. 2019

Kid Assistant Derron Blake Interviews Riviera Beach Leader, Pastor & Community Advocate, Apostle Teresa Nelson.

Teresa-NelsonADULTING is Apostle Teresa Nelson, Executive Director of Nelson’s Outreach Ministry. Apostle Nelson provides outreach services through her Riviera Beach ministry to the people of the CRA District and surrounding communities via worship, concerts, camps, retreats, interventions and more. Her outreach services include: food and clothing distribution; vocational skills training; distribution of school supplies; intervention for domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse, teen pregnancy; and more.

KID-ASSISTING is Derron Blake, Junior. Derron is 8 years old, in the third grade and attends Northboro Elementary Montessori Magnet School. He enjoys spending time with his younger brother and grandparents; the Cub Scouts; playing golf, tennis and Legos; learning about aviation and robotics; and public speaking as a tool for change. His favorite local hangouts are Rafiki Tiki, the Splash Pad and Peanut Island. Derron is particularly interested in Black History. After receiving a copy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech from his Sunday school teacher in 2015, the subject was never the same for him again..

Derron-blakeDERRON: What’s the biggest way you help people?
APOSTLE NELSON: Our weekly food distribution on Wednesdays.

What can regular people do to help their friends and neighbors? Just lend a helping hand wherever the need is, and always keep smiling.

What is your best advice for a kid growing up in Riviera Beach? Stay in school. Stay out of trouble. Be positive. Write down your short- and long-term goals. And keep FOCUSED, and you will SUCCEED!

How do you spend your free time? I enjoy sitting outside just relaxing with family and friends, and weekly on Fridays, going out to eat at Cooking From The Heart with Ms. Ann Teague, a small business entrepreneur here in Riviera Beach.

Know a Riviera Beach kid or adult candidate for this column?
We’d love to hear from you.

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Winter Wonderland at the Marina Holiday Tree Lighting

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RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (Sep. 9, 2019)

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (RBCRA) in conjunction with the City of Riviera Beach, will be hosting the second annual Winter Wonderland at the Marina on Friday, December 6th at the Riviera Beach Marina Village. Over 3,000 Palm Beach County residents and residents from surrounding counties attended last year’s inaugural event.

This year’s event will include musical performances by local choirs and youth, TikiMarket vendors, and a free photo booth. Children will have a chance to take photos with Santa, explore Winter Wonderland in several trains and enjoy free cookies and cocoa. A hospitality tent offering light hors d’oeuvres, wine, and live Jazz music will be available for adults.

The main highlights of the evening will be the countdown and lighting of the magnificently decorated 24 foot tall tree, holiday snow, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in a fire truck parade by the Riviera Beach Fire and Police departments.

The event is FREE and open to the public.

Riviera Beach Marina Village
190 E. 13th St.
Riviera Beach, Fl
More Info: 561-844-3408

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Kids on the Beat, Inaugural Edition, August 2019

Welcome to our inaugural CRA e-newsletter column, “Kids on the Beat” where Riviera Beach leaders are interviewed through the lens of local children.

Deb-Hall-McCullonADULTING for us today is Debrah Hall McCullon, a Staff Assistant for the City of Riviera Beach. Ms. Hall McCullon is the personification of a true community leader in her relentless efforts to encourage professionally, personally and online all manner of what is good for the City.

KID-ASSISTING is Gerald Williams, Jr., an advanced Riviera Beach 3rd-grade student. Gerald plays trumpet and is learning the clarinet. He enjoys playing football (offense AND defense) and is trying to decide between the FBI or the DEA when it comes time to join the workforce. His backup plan is to be a professional football player and Gerald’s favorite local hangout is the beach.

Gerald-WilliamsGERALD: What is your favorite place in Riviera Beach?
MS. HALL MCCULLON: My favorite place in Riviera Beach is Phil Foster Park under the bridge.

Did you always want to work with local government? Yes I have always wanted to work with local government. I started working with local government 30 years ago while I was in college in Tallahassee, FL, where I worked for Leon County at the Leon County Public Library as a library assistant, shelving books.

Is it hard working for the City of Riviera Beach? It is not hard working for the City of Riviera Beach. It can be very busy sometimes, but not hard at all.

Do you enjoy your job, and if so, what do you enjoy about it? I enjoy my job. I find it rewarding to be able to assist residents with the information that they need.

What does your typical workday schedule look like? My work schedule involves providing lien search information to residents and business owners. I answer questions about lien searches through email and on the telephone. Sometimes I answer the city’s main line where I answer questions and transfer residents to the appropriate city department that they need.

Know a Riviera Beach kid or adult candidate for this column?
We’d love to hear from you.

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When “Opportunity Zones” Knock, Palm Beach County Answers the Door

When “Opportunity Zones” Knock, Palm Beach County Answers the Door

Don’t miss the upcoming Palm Beach County Opportunity Zone Program Workshop, Thursday, August 15, 2019, at the Riviera Beach Marina Event Center from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Take home valuable insight about the Palm Beach County arm of this nationwide community investment initiative that provides new capital gains tax incentives to investors who support economic development in key areas.

AUGUST 8, 2019, RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA—While, in theory, everyone in Palm Beach County has a vested interest in supporting the revitalization of our economically distressed communities, it requires a lot more than good intentions to repave roads, create jobs and drive general economic development. That’s why in 2017 the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law, establishing the Opportunity Zone (OZ) Program, which allows individual investors to place capital gains in qualified OZ Funds. Here’s your chance locally to learn more about this new program.

During the Thursday, August 15, 2019, convening at the Riviera Beach Marina Event Center from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., attendees will learn more about the OZ Program. This will include how, in exchange for their investment, they can receive capital gains tax deferments and eliminate certain taxes on returns from OZ Fund investments held for 10 years.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to network and brainstorm about deals.

Facilitated by the Florida Housing Coalition, the Palm Beach County partners and sponsors of this workshop include the Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation, Community Partners of South Florida, Palm Beach County Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability, Keller Williams Realty, Inc., and the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).

Representatives from a number of the onboard partner and sponsor organizations shared their enthusiasm about both the OZ program and the upcoming workshop:

“This initiative resonates in multiple areas with the goals of our organization,” says Scott Evans, Interim Executive Director of the Riviera Beach CRA and President of the Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation (CDC). “We’re excited at the prospect of additional funding coming into the District via the OZ Fund and delighted that our Marina Village Event Center is ideal for this and future workshops.”

“We’re looking forward to working with all our partners, including the Riviera Beach CRA, on this important event,” says Benjamin Toro-Spears, Technical Advisor for the Florida Housing Coalition. “Bringing the community together like this significantly improves the likelihood we see high impact investment coming into these areas and delivering positive returns for investors and residents.”

“We are honored to be part of the Opportunity Zones program,” says Scott Hansel, Chief Executive Officer at Community Partners of South Florida, “Not only are Opportunity Funds crucial to comprehensive community development and building safe, stable neighborhoods of choice, but they can also drive economic mobility thereby creating a better community for us all.  We’re excited to work as valued partners on this important initiative and look forward to seeing how our engagement serves the Community Partners of South Florida mission of Changing the odds for Palm Beach County’s children and families.”

The OZ Fund uses investors’ capital as an economic development tool to support and grow OZ Projects to help rejuvenate local economies, create jobs within the boundaries of economically distressed communities, and drive additional economic development in these designated areas.

The mission of the OZ program is to create lasting positive effects in those Palm Beach County communities with the highest need of economic development.  Investor dollars, leveraged with other resources, will help provide scarce financial resources to produce more sustainable and higher functioning communities and neighborhoods.

To learn more, visit the Riviera Beach CRA website by clicking here. To register to attend, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/palm-beach-county-fl-oz-convening-tickets-64433000840

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Visit our sponsor and partner websites at:

Riviera Beach CDC

Florida Housing Coalition

Community Partners of South Florida

Keller Williams Realty 

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within its district.  Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area.

The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts.  This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents.  For more information about the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, follow the official FacebookInstagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or visit www.rbcra.com.

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Neighborhood RECLAIM Project Tour

MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Advisory of Neighborhood RECLAIM Project Tour with Florida State and Local Riviera Beach Officials

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend the Neighborhood RECLAIM project tour on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at 950 West 1st Street, Riviera Beach, Florida 33404.

AUGUST 7, 2019, RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA — The Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation (CDC), Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and others have partnered with the City of Riviera Beach Reentry Center in a new neighborhood revitalization effort called Neighborhood RECLAIM. The partnership’s first project will be the rehabilitation of a home at 950 West 1st Street in Riviera Beach, FL 33404, that will be sold to a low-income, first-time homebuyer.

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The residence tour on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. will be attended by officials from the Florida Department of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice, Palm Beach County Department of Public Safety, the City of Riviera Beach Reentry Program, Riviera Beach CDC and CRA, and Urban Farmers. At this convening, officials will describe the unique program’s purpose, goals, and initial action plan.

Lead by the Riviera Beach CDC, this community reintegration and affordable housing effort is a pioneering program for the area. To learn more about the rehabilitation and affordable housing efforts taking place in Riviera Beach, visit the Riviera Beach CDC website by clicking here.

For information regarding the Reentry Program, visit the City website by clicking here.

Stay informed on all developments in the Riviera Beach CRA by following the official Facebook, Instagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or by visiting www.rbcra.com.

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Requests for Qualifications, Proposals & Letters of Interest and Invitations to Bid

Requests for Qualifications, Proposals & Letters of Interest and Invitations to Bid

Please see the individual RFQ, RFP, RLOI, or ITB for specific instructions regarding the information to be included in your response, important dates, and other necessary requirements. Individual requests are listed below. Click here for 2017-2018 solicitations.

RFQ – Request for Qualifications

DUE DATE

REQUEST

Refer questions to:
Annetta Jenkins, Director of Neighborhood Services
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043
E-Mail: ajenkins@rbcra.com

RFP – Request for Proposal

DUE DATE

REQUEST


Refer questions to:
Andre’ Lewis, Project Manager
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043
E-Mail: alewis@rbcra.com


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Refer questions to:
Andre’ Lewis, Project Manager
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043
E-Mail: alewis@rbcra.com


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Refer questions to:
Andre’ Lewis, Project Manager
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043
E-Mail: alewis@rbcra.com


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Refer questions to:
Andre’ Lewis, Project Manager
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043
E-Mail: alewis@rbcra.com


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Refer questions to:
Andre’ Lewis, Project Manager
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043
E-Mail: alewis@rbcra.com

RLOI – Request for Letters of Interest

DUE DATE

REQUEST

Refer questions to:
Sherley Desir, Sr. Admin. Assistant
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043
E-Mail: sdesir@rbcra.com


DUE DATE

REQUEST

Refer all RLOI questions to:
Event Center Manager
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043

ITB – Invitation to Bid

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Refer all ITB questions to:
Andre Lewis, Project Manager
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043
E-Mail: alewis@rbcra.com

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The Riviera Beach CRA Adds ADA-Compatible Beach Mobility Equipment to its Long List of Improvements

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency—with its multifaceted mission to guide the redevelopment of the City of Riviera Beach—continues to make the waterfront more accessible to all who live, work and play in the District, including beachgoers with disabilities.

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Since its inception in 1984, the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has worked diligently to make the District’s waterfront more accessible to everyone. One of its newest initiatives on this front is the equipment slated for the Riviera Beach Marina Village that is designed to assist visitors who may find it challenging to navigate the sand and water.

First will be the installation of a five-foot-wide ADA-compatible (Americans with Disabilities Act) MOBI-brand Beach Mat that extends 50 feet from the sidewalk down to the beach. The MOBI Beach Mat then extends another 60 feet adjacent to the edge of the Intracoastal. Beachgoers who rely on wheelchairs and other aids for their mobility, as well as families pushing kids in strollers and toting rolling coolers, etc., will find traversing the sand a lot less cumbersome atop the portable mesh walkway.

In addition, three MOBI Floating Wheelchairs are slated to be purchased following the Beach Mats, giving people with disabilities an opportunity to enjoy the water in a way they might not have experienced.

Tentative approval for these exciting additions that will make the Riviera Beach Marina Village accessible for all have been authorized, with execution of a grant agreement currently underway.

 

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

The Riviera Beach CRA is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within its district.  Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area.

The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts. This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents. For more information about the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, follow the official Facebook, Instagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or visit www.rbcra.com.