This week's newsletter came a little early due to the Thanksgiving holiday, but we could not be more thankful for our dedicated members and supporters. 

The FRA would like to take a minute to thank community redevelopment agencies across Florida and our loyal members for your dedication and continuous efforts to better our communities and state. 

FRA i s grateful for the opportunity to assist those throughout our state build stronger, more  vibrant communities. Happy Thanksgiving!
Website Security Updates  

If you are having trouble accessing the FRA website or the MyFRA Member Network site, we have recently updated our security protocols to thwart attempts by malicious countries seeking to disrupt US based data hosting centers. 

Due to these attempts, we have blocked a wide range of IP addresses which may include cities in Florida.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this might cause our members.

If you are having trouble accessing FRA sites, please contact Michael Winn at  850-386-9100 or by email at  
Award Spotlight: Lakeland CRA

Congratulations to Lakeland CRA  for receiving the 2 019 Cultural Enhancement Award for the Lakeland Arts Program.

The Lakeland Arts Program focused on creating art that would evoke emotion and bring a sense of community pride to the City of Lakeland. 

Tapestries Lakeland was a partnership that led to 65 murals to be installed around downtown on the walls of businesses, restaurants and boutiques. 

A color wall at Mass Market invites people to stop and appreciate the detail behind these murals and creates business for local boutiques and restaurants.

To learn more about Lakeland CRA's efforts and other award-winning projects,  click here .
Hillsborough County University Professional Center 

The Hillsborough County Economic Development Department recently announced the completion of the new University Professional Center. The County's Targeted Redevelopment Pilot Program Project granted the center $279,613 and was the first project to receive funding in the University Targeted Redevelopment Area. 

The project aimed to revitalize the building and go from a "Class C" office space to a "Class B+" after improvements. The renovated building consists of five stories of ideal office space for medical use and professional use, new ownership and management, tenant improvements allowance for qualified leases and more. 

For more information about the newly renovated University Professional Center, click here.
Show Your Support for Redevelopment By:


Submitting your 2020 Annual Conference ideas. 

Click here to fill out the form. The deadline to submit your ideas is January 31, 2020. 
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