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December 29, 2022

Congratulations to the Margate CRA

2022 FRA Award

"Planning Studies"

CRA Building Design Regulations



View the 2022 Best Book here

New! ARTS GARAGE in Delray Beach to Host Two Fun Events in Early 2023


Marjorie Waldo, President & CEO of Arts Garage, today announced the nonprofit organization will present two fun events during the first week of January 2023:


Popular cabaret star Jill Switzer will sign copies of her new helpful how-to guide The Contemporary Singer’s Blueprint: From Amateur to Professional and Beyond. The evening will start with a live musical performance by Jill & Rich Switzer.


Launching The Art of Laughter comedy series is Kevin Bozeman, who’s’ comedic style is witty and clever, with amusing and hilarious stories of his childhood and life as a parent mixed in.


Arts Garage is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization sponsored in part by the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, and the City of Delray Beach.


Read more here.

New! 2023 Could Be the Year Downtown Clearwater Begins Transformation

After decades of discussion about redeveloping downtown Clearwater, the city has made major headway in recent months that, if all goes well, should turn all that talk into action.


Since the start of fall, voters have approved two major projects, a local developer with big dreams took the first step and a new Community Redevelopment Agency plan is close to becoming a reality.


These moves are a big leap forward for the city of Clearwater which has spent years — many years — looking at ways to bring life to a downtown district that hasn’t seen much of it since the early 1980s.


Read more here.

New! Brooksville Awards CRA Grant

The city of Brooksville’s Community Redevelopment Agency’s Executive Review Committee awarded a property improvement matching grant on Dec. 15 for Justin and Lina Noe, 705 Museum Court, Brooksville.


The award was $20,000 to reroof; stabilize fireplace foundation; replace current apartment stairs and porch; and complete outdoor landscaping.


All properties located in the Brooksville CRA district are eligible for this improvement matching grant program.


Read more here.

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards More Than $35 Million to 48 Florida Communities for Community Development

Governor Ron DeSantis awarded more than $35 million to 48 Florida communities through Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for economic development, commercial and neighborhood revitalization, housing rehabilitation, and infrastructure improvements.


Making investments in our small communities helps build opportunities for generations to come,” said Governor Ron DeSantis.


Read more here.

Reminder! Economic Development Director – City of New Port Richey

The City of New Port Richey is seeking an experienced economic development professional to serve in a key role on the City’s Leadership Team.


Eight years of experience with business, planning, real estate, government economic development or considerable experience in commercial or industrial real estate and equivalent combination of education and training is required. The salary range for the position is $91,000 to $106,000 and is determined based on qualifications and experience.


Deadline: 1/31/23


Read more here.

Reminder! RFQ: Modification of the Winter Park CRA Community Redevelopment Plan

The City of Winter Park is seeking responses from qualified and experienced firms to provide professional services related to the modification of the Winter Park CRA Community Redevelopment Plan which includes an in-depth analysis of potential boundary expansions and/or modifications, and a 10-year extension of its existing timeframe past 2027.


Read more here.

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:


  • Brooksville Awards CRA Grant
  • 2023 Could Be the Year Downtown Clearwater Begins Transformation
  • Is Downtown Tampa Closer to Opening a Cruise Port?
  • ARTS GARAGE in Delray Beach to Host Events in Early 2023


Check out our website for the latest info, plus explore more jobs and RFPs/RFQs. Click here to visit the FRA website.

More FRA Member Job Postings

Here are recent redevelopment positions available from FRA members across the state of Florida:


  • Economic Development Director – City of New Port Richey
  • Community Redevelopment Agency Project Manager – City of Port St. Lucie
  • Business Recruitment/Retention Specialist – City of Cape Coral, FL
  • Finance Officer – City of Dade City
  • Economic Development Supervisor – City of Lakeland



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