Tampa’s Community Redevelopment Areas include:
Central Park, Channel District, Downtown, Drew Park, East Tampa, Tampa Heights Riverfront, and Ybor
Under the direction of the Community Redevelopment Agency Board, seven
volunteer advisory boards made up of private citizens help provide community
insight as the city works to improve the quality of life and economic vitality in
What is a Community Redevelopment Area?
A Community Redevelopment Area (“CRA”) is a geographic area in which the
physical and economic conditions meet the definition of slum and/or blight
as provided in the State’s Community Redevelopment Act of 1969 (“Act”) that
the local government formally designates for redevelopment. It is a powerful
tool that Tampa and municipalities throughout Florida use to help persistently
struggling commercial districts and neighborhoods.
What is the purpose of creating a Community Redevelopment Area?
The basic purpose of creating a CRA is to formally recognize that the designated
area deserves dedicated resources to reduce and/or eliminate the conditions of
slum and blight and to stimulate community and economic revitalization.
A CRA is a long-term, 30-year commitment.