Don’t stop the progress of community redevelopment agencies

Michael Simon Sun Sentinel Dec. 20, 2017 With increased buzz surrounding Florida’s community redevelopment agencies (CRAs), there has been a considerable amount of misinformation going around. It’s time to sift through the untruths and share the facts about CRAs. CRAs are created by local governments to revitalize targeted areas that have been neglected or forgotten.…

FRA head strikes back: ‘Redevelopment is about the people’

Florida Politics Nov. 17, 2017 With the House of Representatives now trying to take out community redevelopment agencies (CRAs), the head of the Florida Redevelopment Association is fighting back. “Community redevelopment agencies breathe new life into communities that have been neglected or forgotten, and their impact goes far beyond the buildings and roads they help develop,” said Carol…

Art Africa blooms in Overtown

Historic Overtown will serve again as a cultural hub for the African Diaspora, with the seventh annual Art Africa. Organizers hope that the seventh time — which represents completion — means the event will continue to create change through arts and culture. Art Africa Miami Arts Fair explores how Black Arts respond to the assaults…

Frenchtown Redevelopment Project – Tallahassee Florida – RFP for Developers

Background. Frenchtown Redevelopment Partners, LLC (“FRENCHTOWN REDEVELOPMENT PARTNERS”) is issuing a Request for Proposals for the redevelopment of Frenchtown, a key site in the growing revitalization of Tallahassee, Florida. Frenchtown is a short walk to Downtown and a short bike ride to Midtown and the universities. The Project will consists of approximately 4.55+/- acres of the “New…

Form Based Code Institute Course 301 in Clearwater – December 6-7, 2017

FBC 301 focuses on formulating, adopting, and administering a form-based code. The course will offer an in-depth look at the relationship between the comprehensive plan and a form-based code, the mechanics of code adoption, the advantages and disadvantages of mandatory, parallel and floating-zone codes, and ways to avoid common pitfalls in the drafting and administration…