Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority: providing vital support for life science.
In 1996, the City of Aurora and University of Colorado worked together to create a special-purpose entity called the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority (FRA). The FRA’s single mission: to imagine and govern the evolution of an historic Army Medical Center into one of the world’s most forward-looking bioscience campuses. The top community leaders on the FRA board of directors are dedicated to this vision for the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus. In partnership with the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, the City of Aurora, The Children’s Hospital and other public entities, the FRA acquired much of the Fitzsimons site and began to implement an ambitious redevelopment plan.
FRA roles and forward momentum.
The Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority directs the commercial developments in the District. In this role, the FRA is dedicated to providing life science companies with an environment where they can thrive; success-enhancing resources like the Campus’s incubator facilities; and services that help form connections between private industry and the University of Colorado.
The result? Aurora’s Fitzsimons Innovation Campus is becoming what its founders envisioned: a functioning community that directly supports the health and well-being of life science companies.