CRA annual report is available online
Residents can view the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) annual report for 2020 on the city’s Redevelopment web page. The report highlights projects during the CRA’s fiscal year, beginning Oct. 1, 2019, and ending Sept. 30, 2020. The CRA is responsible for approving the annual CRA budget, funding projects and programs, and implementing four redevelopment plans.
From Downtown’s Beach Street and Magnolia Avenue to Midtown’s Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard and Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard projects, the city successfully improved utilities, streets, and sidewalks in these redevelopment areas, with the majority of funds coming from the city and grant funds.
Other highlights include:
- The Downtown Farmers’ Market moved from City Island to Magnolia Avenue.
- Thirty-three public parking spaces were added behind Beach Street businesses as part of a lease with an option to buy property at 125 S. Palmetto Avenue.