Weekly Florida Redevelopment Update: August 4, 2022
NEW! COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT ACT (CRA) REFORM COMMENTS
On May 5, 2022, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) proposed to jointly amend their regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to update how CRA activities qualify for consideration, where CRA activities are considered, and how CRA activities are evaluated.

CRA reform is a complicated issue with lots of nuances. The NACEDA, a national trade association, is creating draft document that focuses specifically on our field. Please review the sample letter and, if you agree with its comments, add your organizational information, put it on your letterhead and save it as a PDF. Then just send it in, following the instructions provided.

NEW! LAKE WALES RFP
The City of Lake Wales requests proposals for the restoration and renovation of the Seminole Hotel Building.

This Request for Proposal (RFP) is to identify a developer with the interest, capacity and qualifications to design, plan, construct and manage the restoration and renovation of the Seminole Hotel building while restoring the historic details of the building.

Proposals are due at 2:30 P.M. on Thursday, August 11, 2022.

NEW! LYNN HAVEN RFP
The City of Lynn Haven welcomes bids for a multi-use trail.

This project consists of a new 12 ft wide asphalt multi-use trail from SR 390 to US 231, located along the old railroad track. The trail consists of concrete work, striping, stormwater improvements, trail heads, and accessary structures/amenities.

Bids will be accepted till 2:00 PM local time on August 30, 2022.

NEW! RAILS TO TRAILS WEBINAR
The National Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from greenways, multi-use trails and former rail lines.

Join the webinar on August 10, 2022 and hear Ken Bryan, the Florida Director for RTC. While summer travel is at an all-time high during August, this webinar will look into how the Rails to Trails Conservancy is changing interstate travel with the Great American Rail-Trail.

NEW! FOLLOW US ON LINKEDIN
Florida Redevelopment Association is now on LinkedIn.

Follow us on LinkedIn to network with other CRAs and get FRA updates. Head over to our new page today!

MORE FRA NEWS TO USE!
Did you know we post new articles all week long to keep you in the know? Recent article topics include:

  • Eats & Beats Food Truck Party 8/6/22
  • Homestead CRA Offers Small Business Clinic
  • Unknowns Make Some Dunedin Officials Wary About Changing Tax Rate
  • Bradenton Boosts Funding For Affordable Housing Project That’s Facing Rising Costs
  • New Downtown Development Proposed On Sample Road, University Drive Intersection

Check out our website for the latest info, plus explore more jobs and RFPs/RFQs. Click here to visit the FRA website.
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Thank you for supporting Florida redevelopment! Have questions or news to share? Email Amber Hughes at ahughes@flcities.com