The purpose of the Community Redevelopment Area is to rehabilitate, conserve, and redevelop areas within its geographical boundaries as shown on the Community Redevelopment District Map in accordance with a Community Redevelopment Plan.
The Community Redevelopment Agency was established in 1982 upon a finding by the Alachua City Commission of slum and blight within a designated area. The City Commission serves as the Community Redevelopment Agency and governing board. The Agency receives recommendations from an appointed five member advisory board.
The City of Alachua CRA has developed planning documents to serve as a blueprint for redevelopment and reinvestment within the Community Redevelopment Area. In 2013 the Agency updated their primary planning document, and in 2016 passed a CRA Market Study and Economic Development Implementation Plan.
CONTACTChelsea Bakaitis, CRA Coordinator
P.O. Box 9| 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, FL 32616
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
All CRA and CRAAB meetings are hosted in the James A. Lewis Commission Chambers, City Hall, 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alahcua, FL 32616.
Community Redevelopment Agency Public Meeting Schedule:
Time: 5:00 PM
- November 5, 2018
- January 14, 2019
- March 11, 2019
- May 6, 2019
- July 22, 2019
- September 9, 2019
Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board Public Meeting Schedule:
Time: 3:00 PM
- October 15, 2018
- November 19, 2018
- January 14, 2019
- February 11, 2019
- March 18, 2019
- April 15, 2019
- May 20, 2019
- June 17, 2019
- July 15, 2019
- August 19, 2019
- September 16, 2019
AGENCY BOARD MEMBERS
*NEWS*: The City of Alachua will be accepting applications for two appointments beginning March 25, 2019 and with a submission deadline on April 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. It is planned that the CRA will review and appoint individuals for the positions at its meeting on May 6 , 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Terms begin June 12, 2019 and end June 12, 2022. Questions about the CRA or application process may be directed to the CRA Coordinator.
Information about the CRA Advisory Board and the Application for Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board Membership may be downloaded HERE.
Shirley Green-Brown, Vice Chair (Term: April 2018-2020)
Gary Hardacre (Term: May 2018- 2020)
Dayna Miller (Term: April 2018- 2020)
Robert Wilford (Term: April 2017-2019)
CRA Advisory Board Members:
To be an eligible candidate for the Advisory Board, members must live or work within the Area and cannot hold another municipal office.
Rudy Rothseiden, Chair (Term: June 12, 2018-2021)
Bryan Boukari, Vice Chair (Term: June 12, 2017-2020)
Marvin Bingham (Term: June 12, 2017-2020)
Kelly Harris (Term: June 12, 2017-2019)
Rick Robertson (Term: June 12, 2017-2019)
The purpose of the City of Alachua Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Business Façade Grant Program (Program) is to provide assistance to rehabilitate the facades of commercial buildings within the Community Redevelopment Area.
Grant funds are awarded to projects that best facilitate and foster the goals and objectives of the CRA Amended Community Redevelopment Plan and the CRA Market Study and Economic Development Implementation Plan.
The Program Policies and Procedures are meant to provide applicants with important information about the Business Façade Grant Program requirements. Applicants should use this document as a guide when applying for a grant in order to make sure that all requirements are met. The Program Policies and Procedures and more details about the program may be found by clicking the link here.
Annual Report Information:
Every year, the Alachua CRA publishes an Annual Report summarizing activities, and complete financial statement of assets, liabilities, income, and operating expenses.
Annual Budget Information:
The fiscal year for the City of Alachua Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) coincides with that of the City which begins every October 1 and ends on September 30 of the following calendar year. Below are the City of Alachua's approved budget documents for the years listed. The CRA budget is specifically Fund 310 within the City of Alachua budget documents.
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs) are the City's annual financial statements. They are prepared by independent auditing firms. These reports provide an annual presentation and evaluation of the financial condition of the City.