Community Redevelopment Agency

Please join our Public Meeting on the North Beach CRA on Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Shore Youth Center.  To view the CRA Presentation Click Here.  Click on the flyer below for more info.

 

Have specific questions about the CRA?

The Economic Development team will be at the North Beach Building Department office, located at 962 Normandy Drive, on Tuesday, February 11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, February 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to provide information and answer questions about the CRA.

ESTABLISHMENT OF CRA’S GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARY

Pursuant to direction from the City Commission, the Administration engaged an economic development consultant to examine conditions in North Beach for the existence of blight criteria, as defined by Florida law (Chapter 163, Florida Statutes).  As documented in its report, the consultant conducted extensive research and site surveying in order to identify a proposed CRA boundary. Generally, the boundary includes areas with similar character and conditions in the built environment.  Not all properties inside the boundary are necessarily blighted, and there exist properties outside of the boundary which may still be blighted. At its July 2019 meeting, the City Commission accepted the consultant’s report, including the proposed CRA boundary, and transmitted the report to Miami-Dade County. At a subsequent meeting with the County’s tax increment financing coordinating committee, County staff recommended that the CRA boundary be expanded to include the North Shore and Crespi areas. This expansion would allow the CRA to leverage City and County programs and services that preserve and promote housing for existing and future residents. In order for the revised, expanded boundary to be transmitted for consideration by the County, the City Commission must vote again to accept the revision and recommendation from the County.

COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (CRA)

A CRA is a special taxing district, where the property taxes collected are earmarked specifically for community revitalization. The projects and initiatives funded by the CRA focus on transportation and mobility, infrastructure and resiliency, housing preservation, and community and economic revitalization.