OPA-LOCKA Miami-Dade County commissioners approved a final step that will provide funds for the Opa-locka Community Redevelopment Agency, a move that springboards economic development within the city’s CRA boundaries.
Our immediate focus is to address the processes that will ensure the CRA’s success, said Opa-locka CRA Executive Director Newall J. Daughtrey. Developing sound accountability measures among governmental agencies will help us attract economic development to our community.
Created to address crime, dilapidated structures and economic distress in Opa-locka, the CRA includes 3,574 of the city’s population. Its 295 acres cover about 18.8 percent of the city’s land mass. The CRA boundaries include residential neighborhoods of Magnolia North, Magnolia Gardens, City Center and commerce areas in the Opa-locka and LeJune Industrial Parks.