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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. 
City of Tarpon Springs
Copyright © 2015 City of Tarpon Springs. All rights registered

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. 
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