The mission of the City of Clearwater’s Community Redevelopment Agency is to promote Downtown Clearwater’s ongoing neighborhood revitalization through programs and initiatives that strengthen and stimulate our local economy and environment.

WHAT IS THE CRA?

The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) refers to a public entity created by a city or county to implement the community redevelopment activities outlined under the Florida Community Redevelopment Act of 1969 codified as Chapter 163, Part III, Florida Statutes and provides a vehicle whereby local communities may form a CRA, and further create a redevelopment trust fund for financing improvements within a predetermined redevelopment target area. The CRA was established by the local government, and functions within that local government. In Clearwater, the City Council members serve as the CRA board members.

The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is a dependent taxing district established by City government for the purpose of carrying out redevelopment activities that include reducing or eliminating blight, improving the tax base, creating and retaining employment opportunities, and encouraging public and private investments in the CRA.  This departmental budget is for the City staff that administers the operations of the CRA.

The Community Redevelopment Area’s current size is 488 acres. The boundaries include Court-Chestnut Streets to the South, Drew-Jones Streets to the North, Clearwater Harbor to the West and Highland Avenue to the East.

GOALS

Partnership

Improving the central city economy by leveraging public-private partnerships and creating residential and commercial stability.

Revitalization

Revitalization, rehabilitation and stabilization of commercial buildings, lots and residential neighborhoods to accommodate new commercial, office and residential projects and expand existing businesses.

Quality of Life

Serve the daily needs of area residents; provide appropriate parking, accommodate modern retail and personal services, alleviate deteriorating and non-complying signs, infrastructure and buildings, develop a financial assistance program, demolish unsafe structures, increase residential units, ensure safety and provide recreational opportunity.

Highlights

MURAL PROGRAM

Explore the results of the first large-scale mural project in Downtown Clearwater, part of the CRA’s mission to infuse downtown with art!

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FAÇADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Through the Façade Improvement Program, the CRA seeks to help property owners and tenants improve the attractiveness of buildings in the downtown business district.

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DREAMS OF DALI

The City of Clearwater’s Community Redevelopment Agency presents the Dalí Museum’s Dreams of Dalí Virtual Reality (VR) Experience at Second Century Studios.

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The Urban Conga at Second Century Studios

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 22, 2019

We know that our cities should be vibrant and welcoming places, but they should also be fun. The Urban Conga, a design firm promoting community activity through play, is an expert in fun! They've created a guide to playable cities in Second Century Studios, including creative and interactive displays and animations. This exhibit is free and fun for families, groups and urban planners alike! Brought to you by the city of Clearwater's Community Redevelopment Agency. Come check out the playable…

The Urban Conga at Second Century Studios

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 22, 2019

We know that our cities should be vibrant and welcoming places, but they should also be fun. The Urban Conga, a design firm promoting community activity through play, is an expert in fun! They've created a guide to playable cities in Second Century Studios, including creative and interactive displays and animations. This exhibit is free and fun for families, groups and urban planners alike! Brought to you by the city of Clearwater's Community Redevelopment Agency. Come check out the playable…

The Urban Conga at Second Century Studios

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 22, 2019

We know that our cities should be vibrant and welcoming places, but they should also be fun. The Urban Conga, a design firm promoting community activity through play, is an expert in fun! They've created a guide to playable cities in Second Century Studios, including creative and interactive displays and animations. This exhibit is free and fun for families, groups and urban planners alike! Brought to you by the city of Clearwater's Community Redevelopment Agency. Come check out the playable…

Lifetree Café: Make a Difference Now

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Making an Ordinary Life Extraordinary Explored at Lifetree Café. Tips for transforming a normal life into a remarkable one are set to be discussed and shared at Lifetree Café Tuesday, November 19th at 7:00 pm. The program, titled “Make a Difference Now: Choose to Be Extraordinary,” includes a filmed interview with internationally acclaimed author and speaker Mark Sanborn, who will share his thoughts on living an exceptional life. Sanborn investigated this topic in his popular book The Fred Factor, the…

The Urban Conga at Second Century Studios

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 22, 2019

We know that our cities should be vibrant and welcoming places, but they should also be fun. The Urban Conga, a design firm promoting community activity through play, is an expert in fun! They've created a guide to playable cities in Second Century Studios, including creative and interactive displays and animations. This exhibit is free and fun for families, groups and urban planners alike! Brought to you by the city of Clearwater's Community Redevelopment Agency. Come check out the playable…

The Urban Conga at Second Century Studios

November 22 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 22, 2019

We know that our cities should be vibrant and welcoming places, but they should also be fun. The Urban Conga, a design firm promoting community activity through play, is an expert in fun! They've created a guide to playable cities in Second Century Studios, including creative and interactive displays and animations. This exhibit is free and fun for families, groups and urban planners alike! Brought to you by the city of Clearwater's Community Redevelopment Agency. Come check out the playable…

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