Improving Neighborhoods Through Special Districts

APA Florida Chapter, Suncoast Section


Friday, October 14, 2016
2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. EDT

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Do you live in a larger, older neighborhood? Is it lacking the organization or funds to reverse its decline? You may be interested to hear that Florida Statue 163, Part IV: Neighborhood Improvement Districts (NIDs) addresses this very situation. Learn more about the statute and existing NIDs to help determine if it might be a desirable strategy for your neighborhood.


Planning-related educational objective:

Attendees will learn about Neighborhood Improvement Districts (NIDs), as they are defined in Florida Statute 163, Part IV:  Neighborhood Improvement Districts.  Basic concepts, similarities/differences with other special districts, qualifying criteria and best practices will be presented. Special districts may include funding mechanisms and special regulations such as zoning overlay districts.



Jason Reynolds

Invited Speaker

Jason Reynolds is a Chief Planner with Orange County Government focused on engaging and redeveloping communities. He specializes in and oversees programs which improve the economic viability and social infrastructure of declining communities, by encouraging and fostering revitalization. He holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from ... Read More