The Tampa Community Redevelopment Agency is a public entity established under the guidelines of the Community Redevelopment Act (Chapter 163, Part III, Florida Statutes) to implement community redevelopment activities within designated Community Redevelopment Areas or districts. Tampa’s Community Redevelopment Areas or districts include Central Park, Channel District, Downtown, Drew Park, East Tampa, Tampa Heights Riverfront, West Tampa, and Ybor City. Members of Tampa City Council serve as the Community Redevelopment Agency board and work closely with City staff to manage projects, programs, and redevelopment funding. The Tampa’s Community Redevelopment Agency board along with their Community Advisory Committees (CAC) work together to improve the quality of life within these areas or districts.
Through planning, collaboration, and innovation, Tampa's Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) aims to enhance and develop communities by creating thriving and inclusive neighborhoods that foster economic growth, enhance qualify of life, and preserve the unique character.
The Tampa CRA champions a future where vibrant neighborhoods and businesses flourish through proactive preservation and redevelopment efforts that strengthen communities in an equitable, diverse, and sustainable way.
Goals and Objectives:
To complete its mission, the department focuses on the following goals and objectives:
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships and community partnerships with residents, stakeholders, and businesses.
- Identify potential developments or investment opportunities with long-term economic development benefits.
- Maintain financially secure budgets for each one of the Community Redevelopment Areas annually.
- Provide transparent communication to the public regarding CRA programs, projects, and progress.
- Identify and develop effective community partnerships to contribute to a better community.
- Work with the City to anticipate future infrastructure needs and proposed CRA partnership projects.