For the first time in better than a decade, it appears the Brickell Building in Avon Park may be both occupied and successful. The Avon Park city council last night gave the go-ahead to municipat attorney Gerald Buhr to prepare a contract with Daniel Sauls Real Estate to begin development of the Main Street structure.
Initial plans call for a gym, a coffee shop and Sauls’ own real estate agency to be the primary tenants with future commercial development planned for the upstairs space.
Sauls told the council he’d like to have things well underway within nine months of closing the deal. The council is expected to take it up again at their next session.
Members said they hoped the news would spawn additional commercial development in the downtown area.
Tourism will be on the minds of the Highlands County commission as they meet this morning in regular session. They will look at approving event grants for the American Cornhole League, The Heartland Triathalon, a high school Lacrosse Tournament, and a couple of golfing events – including The Visit Sebring Golf Classic and The Citrus Golf Trail Open.
In other action, the board will hear an update on the community redevelopment agency plan for the Sebring Regional Airport and Industrial Park.