The Countdown to Conference!

The 2019 FRA Annual Conference is less than two weeks away and the last day to register is this coming  Wednesday, October 9

Now is the time to do any last minute conference preparation and planning! If you haven't done so already, visit the  FRA conference page  to view hotel instructions, explore Downtown Tampa's attractions and dining and read conference registration notes.

The official conference program is now available and features times and locations of sessions, keynote speakers, guided tours and more! To view the full program, click here . We can't wait to s ee you in Tampa! 

The 2019 FRA Annual Conference will be held from Wednesday, October 16 to Friday, October 18 at the Hilton in Downtown Tampa. 
2019 Award Entry Spotlight:
Cape Coral CRA

The City of Cape Coral's CRA is dedicated to improving economic
development and revitalizing infrastructure in their community. 

Cape Coral CRA's project,  SE 47th Terrace Streetscape, focuses on creating a pedestrian friendly destination in the entertainment zone of downtown Cape Coral. 

The project coordinated ideas with the City and surrounding businesses to determine the appropriate mix of site features and technology enhancements. The project includes landscape improvements, street furnishings, Smart street lighting, removable bollards, kiosks and free Wi-Fi. 

The SE 47th Terrace Streetscape project created an aesthetic, yet
effective  redevelopment infrastructure for the City of Cape Coral and was entered in the Capital Projects Beautification category. 

As a part of our appreciation for this year's outstanding award entries, we are highlighting various projects until the official winners are announced on October 17. 
The Annual Conference App is Almost Here!

Our team is working on the free, annual conference  app! 

The app will be ready just in time for the conference and will feature conference information, schedules, speaker bios and more. This is a great resource for those attending the  2019 Annual Conference.

Keep in touch and we will let you know when it is ready to download! 
Panama City Beach Extends CRA Timeline

The Panama City Beach City Council recently voted to extend the life of its Front Beach Road Community Redevelopment Area from 2031 for at least another ten years. 

Adopted by the council in 2001, tax revenues collected from within the CRA boundary are diverted to the agency for use in funding roadway redesign, underground utilities and other improvements. 

CRA Director David Campbell said the CRA is "one of the most important projects the city has ever undertaken," and its successful completion will benefit both the city and county as economic growth fueled by the street improvements leads to significantly higher tax revenues.

To read more about the Panama City Beach CRA and its extension, click here.
Annual Conference  Speaker Spotlight:
Peter Altman

The Honorable Peter Altman is well respected in the redevelopment community. 

Altman is a council member in the City of New Port Richey where he pushes for redevelopment efforts in his community. He has managed over 20 Community Development Districts by maintaining and improving community-wide infrastructure. 

Peter graduated from the University of South Florida with an Accounting Degree. His degree came in handy as former finance director for the City of St. Petersburg, as well as former mayor of the City. Peter was reelected to serve as an elected official member of the Florida Redevelopment Association.

For more information on Altman and other 2019 FRA Annual Conference speakers, visit here .

The 2019 FRA Annual Conference will be held from Wednesday, October 16 to Friday, October 18 at the Hilton in Downtown Tampa. 
Show Your Support for Redevelopment By:

Registering for the 2019 FRA Annual Conference in Downtown Tampa!

Annual conference registration, information and hotel rates can be found  here. 

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