Redevelopment: Growing Communities and Building Opportunities

October 16-18, 2019 |Hilton Tampa Downtown


The Florida Redevelopment Association 2019 Annual Conference provides real-world solutions to the ever-changing landscape of challenges faced by agencies, organizations and businesses committed to successful redevelopment initiatives across Florida. Redevelopment professionals, elected officials and business community leaders will find insight and inspiration through nationally recognized speakers, engaging workshops and mobile tours to fuel their passion for transforming their community.


OCTOBER 16, 2019

OCTOBER 17, 2019

OCTOBER 18, 2019

Featured Speakers


President & CEO, UbuntuGlobal, Certified Speaking Professional

Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) is a CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence) Hall of Fame speaker and an internationally recognized authority in the areas of inclusion, diversity and bias. She has been included as one of the 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion by The Society of Human Resource Management and was named by Diversity Woman Magazine as one of the twenty top influential diversity leaders in the US.


City Planner and Real Estate Developer

Matthew is a city planner and real estate developer who has also been elected three times to the Fayetteville City Council. Matthew has a deep understanding of American zoning and development codes and infrastructure planning processes. He has facilitated numerous public hearings and stakeholder engagement efforts, and his first mixed-use project as an owner-developer is under construction.



Founder and President of Strong Towns

Marohn is the lead author of Thoughts on Building Strong Towns — Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3 — as well as the author of A World Class Transportation System. He hosts the Strong Towns Podcast and is a primary writer for Strong Towns’ web content. He has presented Strong Towns concepts in hundreds of cities and towns across North America and in 2017 was named one of the 10 Most Influential Urbanists of all time by Planetizen.

What attendees are saying about the 2018 Conference!
Today is the last day of the 2021 Legislative Session here in Florida. It has been a crucial sixty days for the #redevelopment industry and we want to thank the FRA Legislative Affairs Committee and everyone who showed their support and advocated. Read important updates on MyFRA's dedicated legislative page: #RedevelopmentWorks #FLredevel ...
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Today FRA is highlighting the Pompano Beach CRA for winning the 2020 Transportation and Transit Enhancements Award.Their project, Atlantic Boulevard Bridge Enhancement, incorporated nautically themed infrastructure and customized elements to the bridge, such as grand bridge entrances, repurposed pedestrian walkways and tender house façade improvements. The focus was to create a sense of community and add art elements to the transportation in Pompano Beach. The Pompano Beach CRA developed this bridge to serve as a landmark and a sense of place and destination whether traveling by land or water.Congratulations, Pompano Beach CRA! To learn more about this award and other award-winning projects, visit the link #FRAAwards2020 ...
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The 2021 Legislative Session has concluded. We want to thank the FRA Legislative Affairs Committee and everyone who showed their support. Find more information here: #RedevelopmentWorks

Today FRA is highlighting the @PompanoCRA for winning the 2020 Transportation and Transit Enhancements Award. Their project, Atlantic Boulevard Bridge Enhancement, added customized elements and kept a nautical theme. Learn more here: #FRAAwards2020 FLRedevel photo

Check out FRA’s Redevelopment Works podcast! It is available for streaming on all major podcast platforms and embedded on MyFRA. It's a great way to connect with the latest #redevelopment topics, news and more! For details click here: #RedevelopmentWorks

Today, the city celebrated the ribbon cutting of the newly renovated Crest Lake Park! It was a #brightandbeautiful morning to celebrate one of the city's signature #parks. Stop by 201 Glenwood Ave to experience it for yourself. 🙂🌳🌱 FLRedevel photo