Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs) Created by Cities Need to Stay in the Hands of Cities

CRAs drive investment, improving lives and creating jobs right in the neighborhood. Carol Westmoreland, Florida League of Cities cwestmoreland@flcities.com Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAS) are incredibly successful tools for breathing new life into areas that have been forgotten- the “ghost towns” in the centers of our cities.  They uniquely gather all the participants in the urban…

Inverness moves ahead with CRA expansion

INVERNESS — City Manager Frank DiGiovanni said he welcomes the county as a partner in the city’s endeavor to expand its community redevelopment area boundaries, but stressed that Inverness will move forward in the best interest of its citizens. “We’re going to take steps with or without the county’s support to help this city,” he…

REQUEST FOR DEVELOPER QUALIFICATIONS (RFDQ) SALE OR LEASE AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE 1.4 ACRE, CITY-OWNED “TRIANGLE PROPERTY”

In furtherance of its redevelopment objectives, the City of Stuart, Florida is seeking statements of qualifications from highly experienced developers interested in negotiating the potential purchase or lease and development of a 1.4 acre city-owned parcel in downtown Stuart. Pursuant to Florida Statute Section 163.380, Disposal of property in community redevelopment area, the City of…