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Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

Contact Information: (727) 943-4932, 324 East Pine St, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Legal Name: City of Tarpon Springs Community Redevelopment Agency Establishment The Florida Community Redevelopment Act of 1969 ( Florida Statutes: Title XI, Chapter 163, Part III ) provides a vehicle for local communities to form a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and create a Redevelopment Trust Fund through Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for financing improvements within a target area. The City of Tarpon Springs established its CRA and TIF in September 2001 with the adoption of Resolution No. 2001-35 . In 2003 the CRA was expanded to include the Pappas’ Restaurant property, also known as the Northwest Expansion Area. Historical Perspective The City of Tarpon Springs Board of Commissioners on December 12, 2000, adopted the Downtown Development Action Plan (DDAP). This plan suggested strategies to revitalize the Downtown area, including the recommendation to establish a CRA. In April 2001, the Board of Commissioners determined that a blighted area existed within the City, and adopted Resolution 2001-22, finding that a Community Development Agency be created to carry out activities within the boundaries of that area. In August 2001, the Board of Commissioners adopted Ordinance 2001-23 , the Downtown Redevelopment Plan which guides actions within the CRA boundaries, and Ordinance 2001-24 establishing a Redevelopment Trust Fund. In March 2011, the Board of Commissioners adopted Ordinance 2010-26 , amending the Future Land Use Map and establishing a Special Area Plan for the Community Redevelopment District. Community Redevelopment Area Map (CRA) Downtown Development Action Plan CRA Finding of Necessity Report Downtown Redevelopment Plan Multi-Modal Transportation District Special Area Plan Historic District Design Review Guidelines Walkability Report CRA Incentive Programs To stimulate and leverage investment by businesses in the CRA, and to attract and retain businesses, the CRA offers a Façade Improvement Grant Program and a Restaurant Recruitment Grant Program. CRA Facade Improvement Grant CRA Restaurant Grant Package CRA Meetings The Board of Commissioners acts as the CRA Board, and holds periodic meetings to help guide the direction of redevelopment within the CRA. Meetings are held at City Hall, 324 E. Pine St. Highest and Best Use Analysis of West Tarpon Avenue The City of Tarpon Springs received a grant in April 2019 from Forward Pinellas for a Highest & Best Use analysis of the CRA-owned property (former Sunbay Motel) and the adjacent privately-owned parcel. The project will provide data and scenarios to help drive future decision-making for development possibilities. A Public Information meeting will be held Wednesday, Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library for the public to learn about the project and give input. If you are unable to attend the public meeting, but would like to provide comments on your thoughts about Downtown growth and development, and possible uses for the parcels, please send your comments to: planning@ctsfl.us . All comments will be directed to the project consultant. Grant Project Information 1) Award Letter 2) Agreement with Forward Pinellas and Scope of Work 3) Public Meeting Flyer : Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 5:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Library Community Room
City of Tarpon Springs
Copyright © 2019 City of Tarpon Springs. Accessibility

Community

Redevelopment Agency

(CRA)

Contact Information: (727) 943-4932, 324 East Pine St,

Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Legal Name: City of Tarpon Springs Community Redevelopment Agency Establishment The Florida Community Redevelopment Act of 1969 ( Florida Statutes: Title XI, Chapter 163, Part III ) provides a vehicle for local communities to form a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and create a Redevelopment Trust Fund through Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for financing improvements within a target area. The City of Tarpon Springs established its CRA and TIF in September 2001 with the adoption of Resolution No. 2001-35 . In 2003 the CRA was expanded to include the Pappas’ Restaurant property, also known as the Northwest Expansion Area. Historical Perspective The City of Tarpon Springs Board of Commissioners on December 12, 2000, adopted the Downtown Development Action Plan (DDAP). This plan suggested strategies to revitalize the Downtown area, including the recommendation to establish a CRA. In April 2001, the Board of Commissioners determined that a blighted area existed within the City, and adopted Resolution 2001-22, finding that a Community Development Agency be created to carry out activities within the boundaries of that area. In August 2001, the Board of Commissioners adopted Ordinance 2001-23 , the Downtown Redevelopment Plan which guides actions within the CRA boundaries, and Ordinance 2001-24 establishing a Redevelopment Trust Fund. In March 2011, the Board of Commissioners adopted Ordinance 2010-26 , amending the Future Land Use Map and establishing a Special Area Plan for the Community Redevelopment District. Community Redevelopment Area Map (CRA) Downtown Development Action Plan CRA Finding of Necessity Report Downtown Redevelopment Plan Multi-Modal Transportation District Special Area Plan Historic District Design Review Guidelines Walkability Report CRA Incentive Programs To stimulate and leverage investment by businesses in the CRA, and to attract and retain businesses, the CRA offers a Façade Improvement Grant Program and a Restaurant Recruitment Grant Program. CRA Facade Improvement Grant CRA Restaurant Grant Package CRA Meetings The Board of Commissioners acts as the CRA Board, and holds periodic meetings to help guide the direction of redevelopment within the CRA. Meetings are held at City Hall, 324 E. Pine St. Highest and Best Use Analysis of West Tarpon Avenue The City of Tarpon Springs received a grant in April 2019 from Forward Pinellas for a Highest & Best Use analysis of the CRA-owned property (former Sunbay Motel) and the adjacent privately-owned parcel. The project will provide data and scenarios to help drive future decision-making for development possibilities. A Public Information meeting will be held Wednesday, Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library for the public to learn about the project and give input. If you are unable to attend the public meeting, but would like to provide comments on your thoughts about Downtown growth and development, and possible uses for the parcels, please send your comments to: planning@ctsfl.us . All comments will be directed to the project consultant. Grant Project Information 1) Award Letter 2) Agreement with Forward Pinellas and Scope of Work 3) Public Meeting Flyer : Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 5:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Library Community Room
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