Your Weekly FRA Update:

January 19, 2023

Take 5: Five Questions with Dr. Jeff Burton

Q: What is the most exciting part of being in redevelopment?

Jeff: “Being able to learn and improve my own profession, then teach others from my efforts. I also enjoy the constant test of my creative abilities as a redevelopment professional and the tangible after-effect of a beautiful redevelopment project and the long-lasting benefit it has in the community.”

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New! Redevelopment Academy Classes Begin in February

The Academy is a unique educational program, designed to promote a prerequisite level of knowledge and professionalism in the field of community redevelopment. The courses are open to anyone interested in learning more about redevelopment practice in Florida.

Core Courses

  • Budgeting, Funding, and Reporting – March 24
  • CRA 101 – April 14
  • Operations and Capacity Building – May 19

Elective Courses

  • Creating & Using Redevelopment Incentives – February 17
  • Housing as a Redevelopment Tool – April 21
  • Planning Strategically for Redevelopment – June 9
  • Capital Project Management – July 14
  • Infrastructure I – Above Ground – July 28

Read more here.

News! Building Starts on Large Housing Development in Historic Overtown

Construction has started on a critical housing development to help rejuvenate Overtown that will cater largely to local workers. The project by design sits close to public transit to encourage future tenants to rely on Metrorail, Metromover, and Brightline trains rather than cars to get around the city.

Miami-Dade County and Atlantic Pacific Companies are teaming up with Atlantic Station, the largest project so far in the county in a designated transit zone. Expected to open for tenants in mid-2025, Atlantic Station will have 616 apartments, 360 of them at discounted rents for local workers. In addition, there will be a dog park, two pools, a fitness center, and 25,000 square feet of retail stores and restaurants at street level.

Read more here.

Job Listing! DDB/CRA Project Manager

Performs professional-level work involving administration, coordination, and implementation of community redevelopment projects for the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Orlando. Projects will vary significantly in scope, size, and focus. Selected candidate will lead cross-functional teams, including but not limited to, City of Orlando staff from various departments, consultants, and contractors. Work is regularly reviewed for achievement of planned objectives.

Deadline: March 17

Read more here.

RFQ! Finance Department Operations – City of Crescent City

The City of Crescent City’s long-time Finance Director has retired. The city has been unsuccessful in finding a suitable replacement. Therefore, the City is seeking a qualified firm, that is familiar and comfortable with Edmunds GovTech Software, and has the ability to have someone on-site at least two days per week, to act as our Finance Director. This firm will also provide Finance Department services to supplement, coordinate and oversee payroll, accounts receivable, and accounts payable functions.

Deadline: January 27

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:

  • NoMi MURALScape - Call to Artists
  • U-Wrap NoMi - Call to Artists
  • City Of West Palm Beach: Groundbreaking Ceremony
  • Building Starts on Development in Historic Overtown
  • 2022 Great Places in Florida People’s Choice Award Winner
  • Pensacola Looking to Make $3 Million Investment
  • Playground for ‘Every Single Body’
  • Anticipated 2023 Projects in Cape Coral
  • Heritage Fest 2023 – Free, All-Ages
  • Local Businessmen Want to Resurrect Church Building
  • Florida is the Fastest-Growing State in the Nation
  • Clearwater Provides $3.15 Million in COVID Relief

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More FRA Member Job Postings

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

  • Community Redevelopment Agency Coordinator – City of Alachua
  • Planner – City of Alachua
  • DDB/CRA Project Manager – City of Orlando
  • CRA Project Coordinator – City of Kissimmee
  • Associate Planner – City of Margate
  • Permit Specialist II – City of Margate

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