Community Redevelopment Areas

CRA'sInvesting in neighborhood redevelopment is a high priority in each of Tampa's eight community redevelopment areas. From Downtown to Drew Park, redevelopment activity is helping to make Tampa's neighborhoods more attractive, safe, convenient, environmentally healthy, and economically strong.

The Tampa Community Redevelopment Agency provides legislative oversight of the community redevelopment areas.

Community Redevelopment Areas

CRA Meetings

City Seeks Members for CRA Community Advisory Committees 

The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Tampa is seeking individuals to serve on the following CRA Community Advisory Committees (click on the CRA link below to access application):

The purpose of the Community Advisory Committees is to ensure that the interests of residents, property owners, businesses, and other stakeholders in the area are represented in key decisions. Community Advisory Committees provide input and make recommendations to City staff and the Community Redevelopment Agency concerning their respective areas.  Interested parties must live or work in one of the redevelopment areas or have significant interests within the area. Individuals with a background or expertise in the redevelopment process, such as neighborhood planning, real estate development, or real estate finance are also being sought.   These positions are voluntary. Individuals appointed to Community Advisory Committees serve without compensation.  Call (813) 274-8325 or (813) 242-3807 for additional details.

Contact Information

Director Michelle VanLoan 813-242-3809
Main Office  Shelisia Jackson  813-274-8325
Address: 306 E Jackson Street, Tampa, FL. 33602

East Tampa CRA
                  Eva Hughes  813-242-3807
                  Brenda Thrower 813-274-7917
Ybor CRA  Courtney Orr  813-274-7937
                  Corine Linebrink  813-274-7960
                  Brenda Thrower   813-274-7917
Downtown, Channel District, Central Park, and Tampa Heights CRAs  
                  Valerie Ferrell  813-274-8152
West Tampa, Drew Park CRAs  
                  Jesus Nino  813-274-7427

As a precautionary measure to COVID-19 transmission, beginning March 17th, we will not be accepting walk-in customers at the Ybor CRA, East Tampa CRA, and main office at 306 E. Jackson Street until further notice.

CRA Façade Grant Improvement Program

The CRA Façade Grant Improvement Program provides property owners with financial assistance (grant) to improve the appearance of their properties in designated areas of Tampa's Community Redevelopment Area (CRAs). The program is funded for the fiscal year 2016 for Drew Park, East Tampa, and Ybor City.