Items Types:
Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
For Meeting of:
April 12, 2021
District: 3,4,5 From:
Contract ID: Document Number:
Exhibits: Yes On File (City Clerk) : Yes Draft Only: No
Grant Received by City?: No

Front Yard Festival Funding Agreement Amendment One


In October of 2020, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) entered into an agreement with Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (“Dr. Phillips Center”) related to funding for the operation of the “Front Yard Festival”, using the Seneff Arts Plaza to conduct outdoor, socially-distanced events over a six-month period. As previously noted, the DTOutlook, the CRA’s Downtown Orlando Community Redevelopment Area (Area) Plan, notes the importance of using public plazas as signature attractions to host events, festivals, concerts, and athletic events and activities and commits the CRA to continuing the growth of arts and culture within the Area. The first 3+ months of the Front Yard Festival events have brought over 30,000 people downtown to enjoy a variety of types of events and have assisted the CRA in partially accomplishing these goals. Dr. Phillips Center would like to continue the Festival through the end of 2021 and is requesting additional funding in the amount of up to $500,000 from the CRA to assist with the continued cost of operating the Festival. Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Dr. Phillips Center will ensure that, in the operation of the Festival, a diverse offering of events will be programmed, including at least 100 free community events as well as events targeting seniors, youth, families, and the diverse ethnic groups of the community. Additionally, the Agreement provides for downtown businesses to be included in the Festival and for underserved communities and youth to have the opportunity to attend Festival events.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: Fiscal impact statement is attached. 

Recommended Action:
Approving the Amendment One to Funding Agreement with Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. for operation of the Front Yard Festival through December 15, 2021, subject to review and approval of the City Attorney’s Office, and authorizing the Chairman and Executive Director to execute the Amendment.

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: Ashley Edwards 407-246-2558
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Real Estate and Finance Attorney 3/30/2021 3:25 PM
Budget Outside Routing Approval 4/1/2021 10:14 AM
City Clerk 4/1/2021 10:27 AM

Name: Description: Type:
Front_Yard_Agreement_Dr_Phillips_Center___CRA_Amendment_One_4-5-21.pdf Front Yard Festival Funding Agreement Amendment Backup Material
frontyard_extension_project_description_-exhibit_A-1.pdf Project Description Backup Material
frontyard_seating_map_for_extension-exhibit_B-1.pdf Seating Map Backup Material
FIS_Front_Yard_Festival.pdf Fiscal Impact Statement Backup Material

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