Daytona Beach hopes art and lighting will improve historic corridors

DAYTONA BEACH — For decades, city government officials have discussed ways to improve the historic core areas of the city and spent millions of dollars on master plans and consultants.

The meetings, plans and consultants have come and gone, but some of the business corridors targeted for improvements have only deteriorated.

Now Mayor Derrick Henry is leading a new push to improve those same areas, but with a new approach that begins with less complex goals and taps a portion of $7.5 million in federal COVID-19 recovery dollars already promised to the city. 

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