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2864 Madison St,
Marianna, FL 32448

PUBLIC NOTICE: City of Cottondale, FL CDBG-DR Hometown Revitalization Grant

City of Cottondale, Florida

Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)

Hometown Revitalization Program

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is making available $60 million in CDBG-DR funding to local governments impacted by Hurricane Michael through the Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Program. This public notice is to solicit citizen comments on the proposed application for the City of Cottondale. The public comment period begins on April 15, 2021 and ends on April 30, 2021 at 5 p.m. CST. This application is being prepared with support from Jackson County. For information on this public notice or projects, to provide comments on proposed projects listed below, or to receive a copy of the draft CDBG-DR applications, contact Sydney Stone Armstrong, Jackson County Grants/ Contracts Coordinator at 850-718-6570 or armstrongs@jacksoncountyfl.gov. The application is also available for review at Jackson County Board of County Commission Administrative Offices located at: 2864 Madison St, Marianna, FL 32448 or at Cottondale City Hall (2659 Front Street).

The City of Cottondale is seeking $1,691,221.46 to assist with commercial revitalization of the Highway 231 corridor. With this funding, the City plans to voluntary acquire and demolish commercial properties at the following addresses:

3302 Main Street

3159 Main Street

3165 Main Street

3162 Main Street

3166 Main Street

In addition, the City plans to voluntarily acquire and rehabilitate a commercial structure located at: 2634 Levy Street (formerly a Mexican Restaurant). The County will rehabilitate this structure for future use. Project costs may include but are not limited to: activities associated with the acquisition and purchase of the real estate, demolition or rehabilitation of the structure including all activities associated with structural repair and code compliance and building façade improvements to the outside of the structure and improvements to other facilities on the parcel. 

Finally, the City proposes to repair and resurface its public parking lot, located adjacent to City Hall.

The budget breakdown is provided below: 

ActivityProject Estimate
Property Acquisition$152,334.80
Construction (including A&E)$1,413,611.00
Project Administration$125,275.66

The City of Cottondale does not anticipate that anyone will be displaced because of the CDBG-DR funded activities proposed above. If persons are displaced because of the planned activities, the City of Cottondale will assist in compliance with anti-displacement and relocation policies.

This public notice and comment period is being conducted pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure accessibility to all. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this public notification is asked to reach out to Sydney Stone Armstrong, Jackson County Grants/Contracts Coordinator at 850-718-6570 or armstrongs@jacksoncountyfl.gov. If you are hearing, speech impaired, or need other accommodations, please contact Mrs. Armstrong using Florida Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1, which can provide many different services including Spanish to English translation.

Any non-English speaking person wishing to receive information on this public notice can contact Sydney Stone Armstrong, Jackson County Grants/Contracts Coordinator at 850-718-6570 or armstrongs@jacksoncountyfl.gov. and interpretation will be provided. For Spanish to English interpretation services, please use the services provided through Florida Relay by first calling 844-463-9710.

Cualquier persona que no hable inglés y que desee recibir información que no sea este aviso público puede comunicarse con Sydney Armstrong, Coordinadora de Subvenciones del Condado de Jackson al 850-718-6570 o armstrongs@jacksoncountyfl.gov. y se proporcionará interpretación. Para obtener servicios de interpretación del español al inglés, utilice los servicios proporcionados a través de Florida Relay llamando primero al 844-463-9710.