This Halloween we are celebrating with redevelopment! 

We hope your Halloween is as spooky as the Fort Myers CRA Collaboratory Project before it was transformed into a modern meeting campus for people of different backgrounds and interests to come together and exchange ideas.  The former abandon 1924 Atlantic Coast Line Railway depot was revitalized into the cornerstone of Collaboratory's campus with high-tech additions to upgrade Fort Myers' midtown. 

The Fort Myers CRA project won the Outstanding Renovation, Rehabilitation, Reuse for Large Cities category during the 2019 FRA Awards program.  Congratulations Fort Myers CRA on your redevelopment efforts and Happy Halloween!
Conference and Session Evaluations

Conference and session evaluations are now available through the FRA mobile app! These evaluations allow us to receive your feedback on the 2019 FRA Annual Conference and use it to make 2020 even better. We are dedicated to making your conference experience the best it can be.

Award Spotlight: City of Dunedin

Congratulations to the City of Dunedin for receiving the 2019 Out of the Box for Small Cities Award for the Amazing Adaptive Reuse project!

The Amazing Adaptive Reuse project focused on revitalizing an abandon Chase ATM on a high traffic street corner in downtown Dunedin. The City transformed the ATM into a self-serve food ordering kiosk known as, Taco Baby. Taco Baby operates on a credit card-only system, making it possible to have one staff member working, while limiting safety and sanitation concerns since no cash is exchanged. 

To learn more about this project and other award-winning projects,
click here .
FCLF and Jessie Trice Community 
Health System

JTCH Miami Gardens exterior rendering
Florida Community Loan Fund recently announced partnering with Jessie Trice Community Health System in Miami-Dade County by providing $9 million in federal New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC). 

With the financing,  Jessie Trice Community Health System will expand its Miami Gardens location. The new facility will serve an estimated 13,400 clients - 92% low-income - with medical, dental, mental health and pharmacy services. 

Jessie Trice Community Health System has served Miami-Dade County since 1967 and has grown to own and operate 11 Comprehensive Primary Care centers including a 40 bed women's residential center for substance use, one university and 40 school-based health centers.

To read more about this partnership and the FCLF,  click here.
Board Member Spotlight:
Treasurer, Jeff Burton

The FRA would like to highlight our treasurer, Jeff Burton!

Jeff has over 30 years of experience in community redevelopment and has been the CRA director for the City of Palmetto for the last 10 years. Jeff is motivated to create new and sustainable redevelopment opportunities through environmental enhancements and economic growth within his community.

His latest redevelopment efforts are focused on revitalizing an old, abandon storage lot into a modern parking garage with retail space for the downtown Palmetto community to enjoy.

We are excited to have Jeff on the FRA team and can't wait to see what his expertise brings to the entire association. 
Thank You Annual Conference Silver Sponsors!

The FRA would like to extend a big thank you to our 2019 FRA Conference Silver Sponsors - Goren Cherof Doody & Ezrol. P.A., Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., PNC Bank, S&ME, Inc., Terracon, The Urban Group and Water Street Tampa - for your generous contribution and helping make the event possible!

For a full list of the 2019 sponsors and exhibitors, click here.
Show Your Support for Redevelopment By:

Sharing your 2019 FRA Annual Conference experience online by using the hashtag #2019FRAConference. 

We will be posting conference highlights and photos from the awards ceremony on FRA social media soon!
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