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Riviera Beach’s Redevelopment is Booming: Neighborhood RECLAIM Ribbon Cutting

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RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation, City of Riviera Beach, Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, Community Partners of South Florida, The Reentry Center, and Urban Farmers, Inc. joined together with their honored guests to welcome Ms. Shakeela Lowery as a first-time homebuyer in Riviera Beach. This house was renovated completely to make it a comfortable and beautiful place for her family to live in for years to come.

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The photo above is what the house looked like before renovations. They took the 3 bedroom and 2 ½ bathroom house and added on a garage, full bath, and updated the house which brought up the value of the property. This is the first rehabilitation project for the Neighborhood RECLAIM program. The tour was held on August 8, 2019 and was 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 described the unique program’s purpose, goals and initial action plan. This community reintegration led by the CDC, is a pioneering program for the City of Riviera Beach .

“Homeownership is one of the first cornerstones in building generational wealth and stabilizing a community. I can assure you that the elected officials are aware of the challenge that we have in our community of moving more to owner-occupied dwellings. That is a commitment on the City and CRA side that we will do everything in our power to welcome residents and homeowners to our community. It will take all of us working together collaboratively. I am confident that we will see the redevelopment of our community with all of us together,” said Mr. Jonathan E. Evans, MPA, MBA, ICMA-CM, City Manager/Executive Director of CRA.

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place on Monday, June 28, 2021 at the new home of Shakeela Lowery at 950 West 1st Street Riviera Beach, FL 33404. Guests in attendance were Darryl Leonard, CDC Board Chair; Orie Bullard, Riviera Beach, Reentry Center; Lynda Charles and Scott Hansel, Community Partners of South Florida; CDC Board Members; Commissioner Tradrick McCoy; Commissioner Douglas Lawson; Mayor Ronnie Felder; Mr. Clarence Sirmons; Mr. Jonathan Evans, City Manager/Executive Director of CRA; Shakeela Lowery, Homeowner; and Annetta Jenkins, Executive Director of CDC. For more information, contact Annetta Jenkins, Executive Director of Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation, at 561-844-3408.

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and 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.

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Singer Island Community Garden Phase I Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony

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RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation, City of Riviera Beach, Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, and Singer Island Community Garden Steering Committee celebrated the Phase I completion of the Singer Island Community Garden. The garden is located on the southeast corner of E. Blue Heron Boulevard and Lake Drive in Singer Island, FL. The event took place on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 4pm with light refreshments that followed the event. The garden is another green space to add to the Riviera Beach’s redevelopment and beautification.

The garden mission is to improve the economic, physical, mental, and social health of our community through community gardening. We strive to broaden knowledge of our food system, promote organic gardening, and to increase consumption of organic, fresh, fruits, and vegetables. We serve as a community gathering place, horticultural resource, and a source of pride and inspiration.

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The Phase I completion ribbon cutting ceremony had guests in attendance such as Commissioner Dr. Julie Botel; Annetta Jenkins, Executive Director of CDC; Singer Island Steering Committee Team: JB Dixon, Sandy Thomas, Mike Kane, Johanna Holland, Dennis Reichel; Dr. Susan Bennett, Darryl Leonard, CDC Board President; and various other members of the community.

Raised beds are available for rental or sponsorship. Volunteers are always needed. At this time, access for the community gardens are by appointment. The park portion is currently open. For more information, contact Tamara Seguin at tseguin@rbcra.com or 561-844-3408.

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and 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.

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Redeveloping the Neighborhood with Riviera Beach’s First Solar Home

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RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – Today, the Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation, City of Riviera Beach, Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, Mesocore, Palm Beach County, Community Partners of South Florida, and Truist Bank joined together with their honored guests to officially break ground on the First Solar Home in Riviera Beach at 928 West 7th Street. The Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation will be using a Mesocore A 1000 house for this project. This model offers a great open concept home design with 2 full baths and 3 bedrooms.

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In breaking ground on the first solar home, we are opening a new chapter in that history of progress of technology. Mesocore CEO Joe Esposito spoke on the groundbreaking; “We are very excited to be working with a local agency that shares our desire to provide quality housing and are looking forward to the success of this collaboration.”

Mesocore Solar Homes is located in Riviera Beach and manufactures prefabricated homes ranging in size from 150 square feet up to 1,100 square feet. The home being delivered to this site has been primarily built offsite with all finished plumbing and electric. The home will have an integrated solar system and battery back up as well as a rain collecting cistern. Tari Bolden, from Truist Bank, said, “It was amazing to witness this historic moment; Our first solar house in the great city of Riviera Beach.” This will be the first of many new solar homes in Riviera Beach through the Neighborhood Reclaim program. We are excited for the redevelopment of this great city.

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The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and 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.

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Job Fair Spotlights Demand for Health and Human Services Career Positions

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RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – The City of Riviera Beach, Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, Nonprofits First, The Nonprofit Chamber for Health and Human Services, United Way of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County, Career Source Palm Beach County, and Palm Beach County Community Services joined together to create a Health and Human Services Career Fair on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 10am-2pm at the Riviera Beach Marina Village Event Center.


There were close to thirty employers at the job fair looking to hire for multiple positions in the human services field. One of the employers was the Arc of Palm Beach County where Chief Development and Human Resources officer Anthony Robinson was looking to fill up to nine positions. Robinson stated, “We are seeing people who care about the community and the people around them and care about themselves. We are looking for people that have passion for people.”

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These positions are in high demand to be filled due to people needing services right now. For example, community services departments have had huge increases for people requesting utility and rent assistance. People are turning to nonprofit services for help after the pandemic. Nonprofits First hopes to do another job fair in the near future.

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and 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.

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KOP Mentoring Network kicked off Camp Quest ‘21

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RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – KOP Mentoring Network kicked off Camp Quest ‘21 on Singer Island on Monday, June 21st.

The 18 campers spent the day in orientation.

The camp is sponsored by the Palm Beach County Youth Services Department, City of Delray Beach, Delray Beach Police Department, Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation, Friends of Riviera Beach, Riviera Beach Parks and Recreation Department, Inner City Youth Golfers and Amazon Hub Delray.

Yesterday, the explorers of Camp Quest ‘21 met with the Riviera Beach police department. They talked to the beach patrol officer, a community officer, and the police chief to name a few. They had a great time exploring the cars, asking questions, and learning all about the police force.

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The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and 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.

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Women’s History Month Honored Through Art

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RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Riviera Beach CRA, City of Riviera Beach, and Artist Showcase partnered to create an art exhibit to honor Women’s History Month at the Riviera Beach Marina Village Event Center. There was an artist panel discussion on March 16, 2021 at 5pm with some of the artists that had their work on exhibit. 

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It featured artists such as Lupe Lawrence, who is a local Palm Beach County art teacher. She is based in Lake Park and specializes in murals with artwork that makes use of precious stones, pastels on silks, mixed media, colored pencils with turpentine, and oils on silk.

Trina Slade-Burks is another artist in the showcase. She comes from an artistic lineage. Arts in integration has been Trina’s passion for 30 years and she has worked with numerous institutions, organizations and programs teaching art appreciation, enrichment, history and technique to children and adults alike. Her multimedia influences have included creative writing, visual arts, music and theatrical artistic disciplines, which she incorporates into her works of painting, drawing and writing poetry. The process allows her to collaborate disciplines into a unique critical ensemble. Trina is presently working on a series of collaborative workshops that bridges the understanding of depression and how art and music is a therapeutic source of remedy for mental illness. She continues producing workshops for local artists for development in excellence in their professional careers.

Caron Bowman is a multi-disciplinary artist from West Palm Beach, Florida of Afro-Honduran descent, whose biography describes her work as employing various mediums including, “drawing, painting and fiber mediums.” She works in a diverse spectrum of mediums including drawing, painting, video, and fiber media. Many influences can be seen in her artwork including pop art, surrealism, hard-edge painting and graffiti art. Her artwork fuses influence from African cubism, graffiti, street art and inspiration from Huichol Indian colorist techniques of “alternating strong and soft colors to achieve the effects of complementary opposition and to create dynamic balance.”

These are just a few of the talented artists who were featured at the exhibit held through the month of March at the Riviera Beach Marina Village Event Center. It was open to the public by appointment only for all viewings of the exhibit.

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and 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.

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Serenity through Landscapes: The Connection of Art and Mental Health Art Exhibit

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RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Riviera Beach CRA, City of Riviera Beach, and Artist Showcase partnered to create an art exhibit to showcase landscape pieces at the Riviera Beach Marina Village Event Center. We got to hear from the son of R.L. Lewis, who is one of the quietly creative and versatile figures of Florida landscape artist tradition that has become known as the Highwaymen, on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 5pm. 

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During the discussion, we learned about the history of the Highwaymen and how they influenced art culture in a whole new way. Depending on how long you have lived in Florida, you may or may not have heard of the Highwaymen. They are better known today, but not very long ago they were an anonymous group of Florida artists selling original paintings of Florida landscapes from the trunks of their cars.

The artists featured paintings of familiar Florida scenes – crashing waves on windswept beaches, palm trees bent by the wind, majestic Royal Poinciana trees, moss-draped oak trees, red-orange sunsets, billowing clouds, and moonlit rivers. Their palette include vibrant colors of verdant greens, sunset oranges – and blues and grays that often featured the sun or moon backlighting the scene. The Highwaymen often painted from memory as they captured scenes of natural Florida they had grown up with, one that was yielding to the development brought on by the state’s mid-Twentieth Century growth.

They used oil-based paints and painted on Upson board (a roof sheeting product) then framed the artwork with crown molding. The artists often painted together, but they didn’t sit in front of the landscapes and paint leisurely while admiring the natural beauty around them. Rather, these artists approached their work in a different way, painting in a shaded backyard or a carport or shed, imagining the scenes from imprinted images of their surroundings. Some would work on several paintings at once having affixed the boards to a wall and then stroking in several similar scenes. They worked quickly sometimes using palette knives to cut in highlights. By using construction materials, they cut costs; by working quickly they had more to sell. Then by selling directly they were able to deliver original art at a reasonable cost. They sold the artwork door to door, or out of their car trunks, mostly along A1A and U.S. 1 on Florida’s east coast from Daytona Beach to Miami. Later, some of the artists would travel inland to the growing interior communities.

Come out to see the new exhibit that will be held through the end of June at the Riviera Beach Marina Village Event Center. It is open to the public by appointment only for all viewings of the exhibit. Please call 561-881-7439 to schedule your appointment.

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and 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.

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Locally Grown Vegetables are Important to the Community

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RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – Earth Day allows us to beautify our surrounding area. The Riviera Beach Community Garden was the spot we chose this year for Earth Day activities to help people learn about growing their own gardens and how to maintain them. We had 30 Riviera Beach residents and students that came out to participate on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 8am-11am on this project.

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In the gardens, they helped pull weeds, water plants, discussed how to grow your own garden, and maintain it. The Sow and Grow program that the Riviera Beach CRA and Riviera Beach CDC created runs through the Community Gardens. People at the event were also able to pick up an application for supplies to build their own backyard garden at their house.

All Site Construction, Inc., was our main sponsor for this event and was onsite to help with the project. Ezra Saffold, the owner, his wife and son were all there to lend a helping hand to the community.

Volunteers at the end of the event left with a boxed lunch and students were able to earn valuable community service hours. In one afternoon, a small project gave a big impact to the people to the gardens. 

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and 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.

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Great American Cleanup Made Riviera Beach a Greener Place!

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RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – Every spring, volunteers nationwide join forces to clean up their community. We had 62 Riviera Beach residents and students that came out to participate on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 8am-11am on this project.

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The event meetup was located at 928 7th Street and broke up the volunteers in teams of ten. Each team was assigned a different task for the project from landscaping to picking up trash along the streets of 4th-7th. The teams battled the hot sun and did a tremendous job cleaning up the 6 square mile area with 1600 pounds of debris.

Dr. Darlene Cruz stated, “The Great American Cleanup means coming out and assisting our city to help beautify our community in every way possible. This is needed on every street and our goal is to make our city as nice, clean, and as beautiful as possible.”

The landscaping teams tended to the beautification of two houses in the area. One team planted flowers and mulched the front and backyards of a house on 6th Street. The other team planted, mulched, and laid sod for a house on 7th Street. Both projects came out beautifully with our Ambassadors and the master gardener leading the efforts.

All Site Construction, Inc., was our main sponsor for this event and was onsite to help with the project. Ezra Saffold, the owner, his wife and son were all there to lend a helping hand to the community.

Volunteers at the end of the event left with a boxed lunch and students were able to earn valuable community service hours. In one afternoon, a small project gave a big impact to the people involved and to making Riviera Beach a greener place! 

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and 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.

American Idol finalist Willie Spence, from Riviera Beach, among Top 3

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May 20, 2021, RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – And then there were three. Luckily for those in Riviera Beach watching American Idol’s penultimate episode, singer Willie Spence was among them. The City of Riviera Beach and the Riviera Beach CRA are throwing a Watch Party on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 6pm until 11pm at Bicentennial Park at the Marina Village Event Center. There will be food trucks, live music, and fun! Come out and support our own, Willie Spence, and make sure you vote. Willie is known in the American Idol community by “Shine Bright Like a Diamond, Willie Spence.”.

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That phrase has become synonymous with the 21-year-old caretaker, who was born in Riviera Beach, as he competes to be the next American Idol. The season 19 finalist auditioned for the ABC reality show competition with a heart-stopping rendition of Rihanna’s song, Diamonds. His performance was so good, judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan gave Spence a golden ticket, a coveted “in” to the competition.

During his American Idol audition, which aired in February, Spence told Richie, Perry and Bryan that he sings not just for himself but also for his family, who lives in Riviera Beach. Spence currently lives in Atlanta. Though Spence grew up in Douglas, Georgia, he was born in Palm Beach County. American Idol footage showed him standing in front of his grandparents’ home in Florida.

Spence was asked what he would be doing if he was not on American Idol. For Spence, he said it would still have been singing — except in his grandad’s church in Riviera Beach. It’s where Spence began his singing career as a child, before moving to Douglas, Georgia. He’d spoken in past episodes about his grandfather, Willie Roger Singleton, who died in March and had lived in Riviera Beach.

Spence’s incredible performances on American Idol, including Rihanna’s Diamonds, have moved the judges and fans who have voted him into the top three. It will be a busy week for Spence. Right now, he is heading back to Los Angeles to continue rehearsing for the final show. American Idol season finale will air live Sunday at 8 p.m.

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The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and 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.