Is Rio ready for redevelopment?

Article Posted on May 8, 2018

By: Jon Shainman, WPTV

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. - Governor Rick Scott recently declared 245 areas of the state would be set up as Opportunity Zones.  35 of them are in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.

On a bright sunny day, Greg Hall walks to the family A/C business.

“Started in 1960.  Moved us down from Detroit," said Hall.

He has seen plenty of change in the Rio community.  He points to a corner that once housed a trailer park and a laundromat but now is an undeveloped parcel and some new benches.

Governor Rick Scott just named Rio one of two Opportunity Zones in Martin County…

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