Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
What is the CRA?
There are two non-contiguous redevelopment areas in the City of Key West: the Caroline Street Corridor Redevelopment Area ("CSC Subarea") and the Bahama Village Redevelopment Area ("BVRA Subarea"). These two non-contiguous redevelopment areas are collectively managed by the Caroline Street Corridor and Bahama Village Community Redevelopment Agency ("CRA"), encompassing approximately 127 acres. The Key West City Commission sits as the CRA. The Bahama Village Redevelopment Advisory Committee is an advisory committee for the Bahama Village Redevelopment Subarea.
The redevelopment areas were initially established through a Finding of Necessity approved in 1992. Subsequently, the City created the CRA and approved redevelopment plans for each subarea: the Bahama Village Redevelopment Plan was adopted in 1995 and updated in 1998, and the Caroline Street Corridor (formerly known as the Key West Bight Redevelopment Area) Plan was approved in 1996. The City amended its Community Redevelopment Plan on January 6, 2010, via Resolution No. 10-003. This amended plan consolidates and updates the initial redevelopment plan consistent with the City's Comprehensive and Strategic Plan.
CRA Officers pictured from L to R: Commissioners Hoover, Carey, Weekley, Mayor Johnston, and Commissioners Lopez, Wardlow, and Vice-Mayor Kaufman
The City Commission, per FS § 163.35, declares itself the Caroline Street Corridor and Bahama Village Community Redevelopment Agency.
Agendas are available before the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
The Community Redevelopment Agency adheres to generally applicable ethics provisions established within Florida.