Why create a CRA?
CRAs are created to assist municipalities in pursuing redevelopment in targeted areas that are characterized by blight and disinvestment per State Statute definition. By establishing a CRA, a local government is given a financial and planning mechanism by which to redevelop areas where private market forces are not working.

To document that the required conditions exist, the local government must survey the proposed redevelopment area and prepare a report. CRAs must also adopt Community Redevelopment Plans, which must be consistent with the local government's Comprehensive Plan.

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1. What is a Community Redevelopment Area or District?
2. What is a Community Redevelopment Agency?
3. Why create a CRA?
4. When and where does the Cocoa Beach ’s Community Redevelopment Area Board meet?
5. Where is Cocoa Beach ’s Community Redevelopment Area or CRA district?
6. What is a Community Redevelopment Plan?
7. What are Community Redevelopment Trust Funds, Tax Increments, and Tax Increment Financing (TIF)?