An agency responsible for the redevelopment of some of Miami’s downtown neighborhoods has been renewed for another 15 years with expanded boundaries including areas of Allapattah and Watson Island, both now officially listed as blighted.
On July 13, City of Miami commissioners who double as board members for the Omni Community Redevelopment Agency (Omni CRA) authorized its continued existence throughout 2047. The resolution also broadened the agency’s reach after a finding of necessity showed inadequate facilities, unsafe and unsanitary conditions in Allapattah and Watson Island.
In 1987, the city formed the Omni CRA to carry out renovation and revitalization activities within the boundaries of the designated redevelopment area. Its stated purpose is to breathe life back into Miami’s neighborhoods, alleviate slum and blight, encourage the creation of attainable housing and foster successful development projects in both the public and private sectors.
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