The Lauderdale Lakes Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Residential Preservation and Enhancement Program is a pilot program designed to revitalize the CRA area with a focus on multi-family homes within the Northwest 31 Avenue Overlay District (NW 31 Avenue, NW 30 Terrace and NW 31 Terrace). To encourage redevelopment, the Lauderdale Lakes CRA will allocate funds specifically focused on facade improvements and associated exterior features that are consistent with architectural guidelines. Such improvements will serve to support the recently established Northwest 31 Avenue Overlay District.
The CRA will reimburse up to eighty percent (80%) of the eligible project costs not to exceed the budget allocation. Applicants must be approved by the Community Redevelopment Agency Board before work begins. Funds will not be awarded for work previously completed or work that is in the process of being completed. Licensed contractors will be eligible to participate in the Residential Preservation and Enhancement Program provided that the company is in good standing with local, county and state agencies.
The Residential Preservation and Enhancement Program recipient will be required to maintain the improvements, as well as the entire property, in accordance with the established local regulations for at least three years. The program recipient will not be held liable to the CRA for repayment of the funds if the program recipient complies with the provisions outlined in the Residential Preservation and Enhancement Program Agreement and accompanying legal documents. If the property owner fails to maintain the improvements during a three-year period, the awarded funds will become due immediately to the Lauderdale Lakes Community Redevelopment Agency.
Eligible Exterior Improvements:
- Roof Replacement
- Lighting Fixtures
- Exterior improvement (at the discretion of the CRA Board)
All work must be in conformity with City’s Code of Ordinance, Land Development Regulations and Architectural Guidelines.
Ineligible Improvements and Expenses:
- Repairs and maintenance
- Acquisition of real estate
- Uses that involve illegal and unlawful activity
- Improvements associated with correcting code violations (exclusion: achievement of Overlay District provisions) • Improvements constructed prior to execution of agreement with the Lauderdale Lakes CRA • Professional service fees
- Labor performed by non-licensed contractor
NOTE: A virtual pre-application meeting is required in order to submit an application. For more information, or to schedule a virtual pre-application meeting, please contact the Lauderdale Lakes CRA Executive Director at 954-535-2491.