BY JAMES HARPER
The creator of the new Midtown Redevelopment Master Plan will be available to answer residents’ questions on Aug. 16 at the new Midtown Cultural and Education Center.
The community meeting will start at 4 p.m. and will give residents an opportunity to ask Florida A&M University Professor Craig Huffman questions about the plan that members of the Midtown Redevelopment Area Board hope will help revitalize what is considered by some the core of the city.
The plan calls for the construction of hotels, parks, shops and other businesses that will increase the area’s tax bases as well as provide jobs.
The Midtown Master Plan centers on Bethune-Cookman University and runs north/south along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Fremont Avenue to George Engram Blvd and is bordered by Ridgewood Avenue and Nova Road.
It is projected to take decades to fulfill the wish lists of the plan.
The plan was completed in February and was approved by the Daytona Beach City Commission.
For more information on the community meeting or the Master Plan, call Charles Bryant at 386- 671-8185.