As required by Florida Statute 163, each Community Redevelopment Areas (CRA) in the state of Florida files with the governing body on or before March 31 of each year, an annual report. The report must include activities for the preceding fiscal year, complete financial statement setting forth its assets, liabilities, income, and operating expenses as of the end of such fiscal year.
Local governments can establish CRAs to eliminate and help prevent the spread of blight. A CRA is an implementation tool designed to focus financial resources and help accelerate investment in those areas.
In FY2018, Alachua County transferred $5,447,087 in funding to municipalities to assist their community redevelopment efforts. Funds collected by the various CRA districts are used to fund redevelopment activities, such as parks, sidewalk installations, streetscape improvements, facade grant programs, business incentives, marketing and promotional activities, and administrative salaries. All these activities are based on a defined redevelopment plan.
View the annual reports for Alachua County’s municipalities:
For questions about these reports or for more information about the various CRA activities and programs, contact the appropriate CRA office at:
City of Alachua CRA 386-418-6134
City of Gainesville CRA 352-393-8200
City of Hawthorne CRA 352-481-2432
City of High Springs CRA 386-454-1416
For more information about the County contributions to CRA districts, contact Alachua County Economic Development Coordinator Edgar Campa-Palafox at 352-264-6908.