- CRA FY 16-17 Approved Budget
- CRA FY 15-16 Operating Budget Amendments
- DDB/CRA interlocal Agreement for FY 14-15
- CRA FY 14-15 Approved Budget
- CRA FY 13-14 Operating Budget Amendments
- CRA Annual Report FY 2014-2015
- CRA Approved Budget FY 2013-2014
- CRA Budget Review for the Nine-Month Period of October 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
- CRA/DDB Interlocal Agreement, FY 2013-2014
- Sidewalk Café Furniture Grant Program
- Cleveland Street District Retail Strategy
- Cleveland Street District Map
- Cleveland Street District Facade Improvement Program Guidelines
- General CRA Facade Improvement Program
- Architects Qualified for Design Services
- Cleveland Street District
- Downtown Gateway District
About the CRA
What is the CRA?
The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) refers to a public entity created by a city or county to implement the community redevelopment activities outlined under the Florida Community Redevelopment Act of 1969 codified as Chapter 163, Part III, Florida Statutes and provides a vehicle whereby local communities may form a CRA, and further create a redevelopment trust fund for financing improvements within a predetermined redevelopment target area. The CRA was established by the local government, and functions within that local government. In Clearwater, the City Council members serve as the CRA board members.
The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is a dependent taxing district established by City government for the purpose of carrying out redevelopment activities that include reducing or eliminating blight, improving the tax base, creating and retaining employment opportunities, and encouraging public and private investments in the CRA. This departmental budget is for the City staff that administers the operations of the CRA.
The Community Redevelopment Area's current size is 488 acres. The boundaries include Court-Chestnut Streets to the South, Drew-Jones Streets to the North, Clearwater Harbor to the West and Highland Avenue to the East.
- Improving the central city economy by leveraging public-private partnerships and creating residential and commercial stability.
- Revitalization, rehabilitation and stabilization of commercial buildings, lots and residential neighborhoods to accommodate new commercial, office and residential projects and expand existing businesses.
- Serve the daily needs of area residents; provide appropriate parking, accommodate modern retail and personal services, alleviate deteriorating and non-complying signs, infrastructure and buildings, develop a financial assistance program, demolish unsafe structures, increase residential units, ensure safety and provide recreational opportunity.
CRA Member Roster and Photos
- In Clearwater, the City Council members serve as the CRA board members.