St. Augustine CRA
The St. Augustine Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is a public agency consisting of the members of the City Commission, who are enabled by the Community Redevelopment Act (1969) to implement redevelopment activities at the local level. The St. Augustine CRA oversees two Community Redevelopment Areas within the City of St. Augustine: the Historic Area Transportation and Parking Community Redevelopment Area (HTPCRA) and the Lincolnville Community Redevelopment Area (LCRA). In order to establish a Community Redevelopment Area, a formal study must be conducted called a “Finding of Necessity” to assess conditions of blight in a proposed area. A technical term defined in the Florida Statutes, blight means an area exhibits signs of physical and economic distress. The St. Augustine CRA was established in 2000 in conjunction with the HPTCRA to address conditions of blight connected with traffic and parking in the downtown area. In 2013, the LCRA was established to address blight connected with inadequate lot sizes and street layout, and deteriorating buildings and sites in Lincolnville.
Visit the St. Augustine Community Redevelopment Agency website for more information.