Frogtown/Rondo Action Network (FRAN)
Frogtown is bordered on the East by Rice Ave. and on the West by Dale Ave.
FRAN, an initiative led by nine community organizations, is focused on high-impact projects along University Avenue. The initiative is designed to bring prosperity to the people of the neighborhood, as state and local governments prepare to build the Central Corridor light rail line.
If you would like to participate in the FRAN Weekly Meetings, join us:
3:30 - 500 p.m.
The Frogtown/Rondo Action Network, funded in part by the Local initiatives Support Corporation, or LISC, and serving an area from Rice Street west to Lexington, and from Thomas south to St. Anthony, is made up of:
- Aurora/St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation
- Community Stabilzation Project
- Greater Frogtown Community Development Corporation
- Asian Economic Development Association
- Jewish Community Action
- Just Equity
- Camphor United Method Chuurch.
- Selby Area Community Development Corporation
- Univeristy Avenue Business Association
- University United
There have been 11 projects identified by the partnership. The following are four examples:
Creating Home Ownership
To encourage creative home ownership for those in rental situations; lease to purchase with preparation to become good owners.
Housing provisions for renters and preparation to become potential homeowners.
How to stabilize current homeowners and preparation to thrive.
Creating "Green" Jobs
Based on the LRT premise that more jobs will be created and improve economic situation of residents.
LISC has committed three years of support to FRAN, and hopes to raise and leverage additional resources both for support and implementation of FRAN projects, which have a total budget of about 7.5 million.
ASANDC will center the coordination efforts in order to aptly prepare, strengthen and help residents and businesses not only survive the Light Rail changes but any changes that present themselves to our community.
FRAN will curb the potential negative impacts on residents. The intention is to remain a consolidated community coalition so that residents may continue to receive access to information that affects them and their families, whose needs do not end with the completion of the Central Corridor Light Rail project.
To learn more about the impact of Light Rail Transit on historic Frogtown, CLICK HERE.
For more information see the Metropolitan Design Center PDF by CLICKING HERE.
Frogtown Rondo Action Network (FRAN) newsletters
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know one of the several theories on how Frogtown came to be named, was that its first settlers of Austrian and Hungarian descent, marveled at the large number of frogs in the swampy area and named it Froschburg, "frog city" or, as it is now known - Frogtown. This area has been a destination point for many immigrants coming to America. Frogtown is iconic in cultural diversity and architectural richness.