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November 16, 2023

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Check out the updated FRA Conference page with photos from the recent annual conference plus links to the conference presentation and awards catalog for FRA members!

FRA Conference

The FRA is proud to share the 2023 Roy F. Kenzie Award winners who were celebrated at the 2023 Conference and to acknowledge the exceptional accomplishments of city and county organizations and entities from across the state of Florida in the field of redevelopment and community enhancement.

Congratulations to the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency for their FRA Award for Annual Report for "Delray Beach Annual Report 2022." 

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FRA Member News

NEW! Fort Myers CRA Approves Commercial Property Improvement Grant for Onyx House

The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency approved a commercial property improvement matching grant in the not-to-exceed amount of $50,000 for Onyx House LLC at 1853 Victoria Ave., in the Altamont Manor neighborhood. Onyx House LLC, owned by Nick Bejelis, will operate a hair salon on the property and use the funds for window replacements, installing pavers for the parking area, replacing old, damaged decking, full exterior painting, installing new awnings, repairs to exterior siding and landscaping.

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NEW! Holiday Cheer 2023: Coral Springs Announces Holiday Events

Downtown Coral Springs sparkles with holiday magic! Enjoy light displays, a festive market, and the “Magical Memories” parade on Dec 13.

Get ready to embrace the joy and festive spirit as the City of Coral Springs completely transforms Downtown Coral Springs into a magical winter wonderland. Thanks to the support of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), interactive light displays will illuminate the area, creating a captivating holiday experience for residents and visitors alike.

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NEW! 10 Questions with Artist Ahmad H. Taylor

From the “LAL Today” article:

Q: Since you now live in Atlanta, what keeps you returning to Lakeland?

A: My mother still lives here, so I come back to visit her. And opportunity. I see plenty of opportunities to give back to the community that helped raise me. In 2017, I was approached by Lakeland’s Community Redevelopment Agency to complete a 90-ft mural for the urban community garden that was named after my late patriarch, Everette R. Taylor. To this day, this project always holds a special place in my heart.

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NEW! High Springs Was Halloween Headquarters, Pumpkin Contests and Business Supported Treats

Downtown High Springs was Halloween headquarters as people participated in the Fourth Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe and the High Springs Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). The Kiwanis Club and supporting downtown High Springs businesses handed out candy and treats to young trick-or-treaters.

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Crestview in Florida’s Emerald Coast Named One of the Best Historic Districts

Crestview, in Okaloosa County, has a revitalized historic district monitored by the Community Redevelopment Association to ensure it retains its small-town charm and vibrancy. The historic town received its name because it sits on a peak that overlooks the Yellow and Shoal Rivers. It was once called the “icebox” of Florida because it boasts the coldest winter temperatures in Florida.

Designated as one of Florida’s Main Street Cities, the town was incorporated in 1916 and still holds to its original small-town culture. Crestview has quaint homes, churches, and the CSX railway that runs parallel to the Old Spanish Trail, which includes its own rich history. The Okaloosa Memorial Wall, erected in 2003 as a tribute to fallen military men and women, is next to the courthouse along the historic route.

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City of New Smyrna Beach CRA Grants Help Fund Improvements at Perrine’s Produce

The city of New Smyrna Beach is celebrating new improvements to local businesses as part of its Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) grants.

The purpose of the U.S. 1 CRA is to act as a tool for the city to stimulate economic recovery and to improve local conditions by reinvestment in the community. Community members celebrated improvements at the local store, Perrine’s Produce, that include a new façade and parking lot renovations.

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Riviera Beach Launches Clean and Safe Initiative to Revitalize Houses in Troubled Neighborhoods

Riviera Beach has launched the “Clean and Safe Initiative” to tackle long-standing issues in neighborhoods.

This effort, approved by city leaders last month, aims to combat problems like illegal activities, homelessness, and city beautification within the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency District.

One target of this initiative is a house on West 15th Street, which has been a persistent concern for both the community and law enforcement.

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RFPs and RFQs

NEW! NW 7th Ave Community Redevelopment Agency – Miami-Dade County

Deadline for Receipt of Questions: November 20, 2023

Evaluation Process: December 2023

Projected Award Date: February 1, 2024

Miami-Dade County, as represented by the Miami-Dade County Strategic Procurement Department on behalf of the NW 7th Avenue Community Redevelopment Agency, and the Office of Management and Budget, is soliciting proposals from qualified firms/companies for economic development coordination services in connection with the implementation of the CRA’s Redevelopment Plan to include, in varying degrees, many facets of the Agency’s goals including, providing business and economic assistance and the removal of slum and blight. The selected Proposer shall serve as the “CRA Economic Development Coordinator” and oversee and guide the CRAs economic development plans.

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NEW! Executive Director of the West Perrine CRA

Contract Amount: $105,000

Responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the West Perrine Community Redevelopment Agency and its board to include: Planning, organizing, and administering the implementation of projects, grants, community development activities, and other related programs for the Agency.

Current and long-range planning, real estate, and lands activities; professional project management, business outreach activities, development of planning and economic programs; implementation of strategies to promote and support growth, expansion, and retention of businesses, and elimination of slum and blight within the West Perrine area.

Submit resume, qualifications, and attachments no later than December 6, 2023, 5:00 P.M. to:

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NEW! Executive Director, Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (BBCRA)




Position manages the day-to-day operations, for the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (BBCRA). The Executive Director is a highly responsible position that oversees a wide variety of redevelopment and economic development activities that include fiscal operations, policy making, capital project administration, BBCRA program management, redevelopment plan implementation, property acquisition, business incentives, new business development, business attraction and retention, special business promotion activities as well as the management and maintenance of BBCRA-owned properties.

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Director, Community and Economic Development – City of Oakland Park

Salary: $141,871.15 – $174,610.64/yr

Posting#: 001-2024

Manage and supervises activities related to redevelopment and revitalization functions of the City, including CRA, business development, commercial development, business retention programs, workforce development, redevelopment, economic development and related state and federal programs. Position performs related professional, administrative, and supervisory work as required and reports to the City Manager.

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Communication & Public Outreach Specialist – CRA: City of Bartow

Salary: $54,419.04 – $76,893.44

Apply: 10/20/2023 to Closing Date – 11/17/2023

This position is responsible for creating and leading the City’s communications/public relations projects. This role will work collaboratively with administration from all city departments to promote their goals and messages that align with the CRA’s message and images. This person will play a pivotal role in executing and refining the CRA’s credibility by ensuring consistency in voice and brand. This position is responsible for planning, developing, and managing the City’s communications: grant support, overseeing online engagement, as well as printed publications: creating and leading community outreach programs.

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Public Works Director – City of Dade City



SALARY: $70,688.32 – $106,032.48

This position is responsible for the administration, direction, and supervision of all Public Works Department activities and employees including streets and right-of way maintenance, parks maintenance, grounds and building maintenance, fleet maintenance and stormwater maintenance. Responsible for technical and administrative operations of public works in accordance with municipal policies, rules and regulations. Supervises personnel in above areas.

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Administrative Coordinator Neighborhood Services & CRA – City of St. Augustine

Salary: $45,644.02 Annually

The Administrative Coordinator performs technical and administrative work involving functions and efforts related to projects, programs, and grants relative to the Community Redevelopment Agency, Areas, and Neighborhood Services Division. Work includes pre-award planning, organization, and preparation and the post award administration of various grants. This position assists in organizing public engagement efforts, attending public meetings, and completes CRA website updates and maintenance. Position requires considerable independent judgement. Work is performed under the supervision and direction of the Neighborhood Services and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Manager.

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