Tambone Secures two more Purchase and Sale Agreements for the Tradition Center for Commerce in Port St. Lucie
Coming Soon: A 122-Room Hotel and 39,000 SF of Retail / Office
Tambone Companies, serving as the City of Port St. Lucie’s master developer to market 84 acres of land within Tradition Center for Commerce , is pleased to announce two new land Purchase and Sale Agreements. With the goal of spearheading economic development in the area, Tambone and the city have now signed three agreements since March 2019 and are in the process of negotiating numerous other land contracts.
“To have secured these two additional purchase and sale agreements for retail and hotel during these challenging times is further testament to the growth potential of Tradition Center of Commerce. This area is continuing to garner attention from national development entities and we are excited to be a part of it,” - Richard P. Tambone, President of Tambone Companies
“Hotspots for Students Program” Approved By Port St. Lucie City Council
The City of Port St. Lucie's City Council approved a contract with AT&T for the “Hotspots for Students Program.” As thousands of students move to distance learning to start the school year, connectivity has become more complicated.
The Neighborhood Services Department will provide 2,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots with six months of unlimited service to students that don’t have internet access and currently receive free/reduced lunch. Only one Hotspot per household, as the Hotspots provide a secure connection for up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously. The Hotspots will also be enabled with Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) software to identify and block violent and inappropriate websites. The City is also looking at ways to invest in a distance learning infrastructure in the future to ensure that all students are connected equally.
St. Lucie County Emergency Relief Grants
The grants program launched at the beginning of August to provide economic relief to small businesses hardest hit in St. Lucie County due to COVID-19 has been successfully processing applications. Phase two of the program launched September 28 with some new criteria.
Grants up to $10,000, which do not have to be repaid, will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying businesses with 11-25 employees and total revenue of less than $2 million. Priority is being given to businesses that did not receive funding through other federal, state, or local programs related to COVID-19. (Businesses with up to 10 employees are still eligible and encouraged to apply.)
More details, including eligibility requirements and the online application, can be found below
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Our St. Lucie COVID-19 Resource Website
On September 25th, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-244, moving all of Florida’s 67 counties into Phase 3. Executive Order 20-244 does the following, effective immediately: