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.


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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!

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Florida Redevelopment Association

The 2019 Annual Conference was a huge success! Thank you to all of our sponsors, exhibitors and attendees who made this event possible. We look forward to seeing you next year in Ponte Vedra. ...

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The City of Pinellas Park, FL CRA is requesting Letters of Interest for the redevelopment of 5805 Park Boulevard. This location is in the center of the emerging Creative District and close to the future City Center, making it a perfect development opportunity. The area will have major enhancements including infrastructure improvements and increased amenities. Letters of Interest are being accepted to determine the extent of interest parties have toward the redevelopment opportunity. For more information on Pinellas Park CRA’s 5805 Park Boulevard project or how to submit your Letter of Interest, visit the link below.

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Congratulations to the @cityofocoeeFL CRA for winning the 2019 Annual Report for small cities! To learn more about the Annual Report Award and other 2019 FRA award-winning projects, click here: FLRedevel photo

The @PinellasPark1 CRA is requesting Letters of Interest for the redevelopment of 5805 Park Boulevard. Letters are being requested to determine the extent of interest parties have toward the redevelopment. For more information on the project, click here: FLRedevel photo

We’d like to thank our 2019 FRA Annual Conference tour sponsors, @FCLFOrg, @Stantec, The Urban Group, @VHBnow and @WaterStTampa, for making these opportunities possible! They were an amazing addition and will definitely be back in 2020. FLRedevel photo

We had a blast at the #2019FRAConference and would love for attendees to show they did too by sharing your annual conference photos. Make sure to tag the Florida Redevelopment Association and use the #2019FRAConference hashtag to show your support!

#HappyHalloween from the FRA! We hope your Halloween is as spooky as Lakeland CRA's 820 North Massachusetts Avenue building project before its transformation. The unsightly building was revitalized into a modern premiere event venue for everyone to enjoy. FLRedevel photo