Welcome to C4RD
C4RD is a 501c3 nonprofit formed to help the City of Daytona Beach provide a better quality of life for our citizens. The development initiatives in Daytona Beach tend to focus on the “big game-changer” projects. We want to help the city take a more holistic approach to development that allows all our neighborhoods to be sustainable, pleasant places to live.
We don’t hold public meetings, but as involved citizens, members meet often at City Commission, Redevelopment Board and neighborhood group meetings. We hope to see you there, too! If you want to be on our email list or have an idea to share , contact us by email at C4RDDaytona@gmail.com Read more...
WHAT'S UP WITH DR. MARY McLEOD BETHUNE BLVD.?
A commercial corridor that literally runs through a college campus should be a bustling hive of activity. Not so for Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard. In the core of Bethune Cookman University (with an enrollment of over 4,000 students) and near both Daytona State College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, you would expect a scene of lively coffee shops, bars, music venues and restaurants. Instead, MMB is run-down and often desolate. The City is proposing a beautification plan that seems to offer little more than putting a minor gloss on the same old thing. Read more...
THE MYTH THAT DEVELOPMENT PAYS FOR ITSELF
You've heard the promises: we can only pay for the services we need with growth; growth will more than pay for itself; growth is good! NOT TRUE! This landmark study by the Farmland Trust shows why the idea that growth pays is only a myth. In fact, growth costs existing taxpayers MORE.
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