Reemployment Assistance Benefits Help from the CRA

States across the country have been inundated with roughly 26 million unemployment applications ever since the coronavirus pandemic began earlier this year. Needless to say, this has not only wreaked havoc on community members who have lost their job and are in need of reemployment assistance, but has also delayed the filing, reviewing and receiving…

Corey Isle is Underway!

A project that helps our community members and the City as a whole is officially underway, and the excitement is building for all involved. The Corey Isle housing project was designed as a way to provide affordable housing for families in Delray who are looking for a permanent home to call their own, and is…

Meet Tara: Passionate Project Multitasker

Although she may be new to the Delray Beach CRA, Tara Toto is no stranger to redevelopment. With over fifteen years of professional land development and construction administration/management experience in the private sector, she was well prepared for the passion required for her new role as the CRA Redevelopment Manager. This passion continues to enable…

WFH from the CRA

As the severity of COVID-19 increased, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency staff temporarily relocated to their homes. And a lot of companies have since been implementing similar measures. Allowing us all to connect over a common obstacle — how to work where you’re supposed to unwind.  As our team settles into working from home,…

Freshen up your business with the CRA

If you’re a local business owner in the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency’s (CRA) district who thinks your exterior space and/or signage could use a facelift, the CRA is here to help! The CRA’s Paint-Up & Signage Program was put in place with an ultimate goal to help local business owners improve their exterior attractiveness…

Missy Pierce: A Cosmopolitan Artist

She might have found herself in the middle of an artist residency at the Arts Warehouse, but that’s certainly not where she started. Missy Pierce has held more professions than most people ever dare to consider, but finally feels at home as an artist.    Pierce finds that her biggest career challenge has been corralling…

Cherie Saleeby: Communicating Through Art

Art has always been a calling for Cherie Saleeby. She was 12 years old when she put together her first studio, and later studied photography at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, Mich. While she enjoyed photography, she was once again drawn, this time into a sculpture class, which has been her focus ever…

Meet Grace: Multiple Roles, Multiple Rewards

Familiar with how to treat a blank canvas, Grace Gdaniec hit the Arts Warehouse ground running. Her background in the art world provided her with not only the vision needed to help curate the Arts Warehouse into what it is today, but also allowed her to think outside the box and help create the many…

LaFrance Apartments: Preserving Delray’s History

If you look amongst the polished and newly-constructed buildings dotted along the Avenue and throughout Downtown Delray, you’ll find bits and pieces of Delray’s history that shine in their own way. One of those buildings is the La France Hotel, and it has a beautifully storied past.    The LaFrance Hotel was the only African-American…