City of Naples Community Redevelopment Agency
The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is governed by a board consisting of seven (7) commissioners who are the same individuals as those serving as City Council. The terms of office of the commissioners are concurrent with the terms of the Mayor and the members of the City Council. The chair and vice-chair are designated by a majority vote of the City Council.
The CRA is assisted by input from the Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board (CRAAB) whose members are primarily property and/or business owners from the district and appointed by the City Council.
The CRA was created in 1994 by Resolutions 94-7098 and 94-7099. The boundaries of the CRA district were determined at the time it was created and are shown on the CRA District Map. On January 15, 2014 City Council adopted Resolution 14-13401 approving a modified Redevelopment Plan.
The CRA meets as necessary at the City Council Chamber, 735 8th Street South, Naples.
Florida State Statute Chapter 163 allows a community redevelopment agency to be created for one or more of the following purposes: the elimination and prevention of blight; the reduction or prevention of crime; the provision of affordable housing; or the rehabilitation and revitalization of coastal resort and tourist areas that are deteriorating and economically distressed.
The primary goal of the City of Naples is to provide a tool through the CRA that will guide private and public initiatives for creating economic development, improved physical characteristics, encourage investment in Downtown Naples, improve the quality of life for residents, and establish a framework for the proper evolution of the CRA District.