Community Redevelopment Agency

Apopka’s Downtown is Changing!

The heart of Apopka’s downtown includes the Community Redevelopment Agency - the central area of Apopka that includes a mix of businesses, residences and historic properties.

The CRA is established to help Apopka invest into needed community improvements for this area of the city.
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Community Redevelopment Area

The Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), was established in 1993.

Under Florida law (Chapter 163, Part III), local governments are able to designate areas as Community Redevelopment Areas when certain conditions exist. Since all the monies used in financing CRA activities are locally generated, CRAs are not overseen by the state, but redevelopment plans must be consistent with local government comprehensive plans.

View the 2017 Apopka CRA Plan

Adoption Meeting Schedule:
May 23, 2017 at 5:30 PM – Planning Commission, Special Meeting
June 21, 2017 at 6:00 PM – CRA, Approve and recommend adoption to the City Council
June 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM – City Council, Approve Resolution No. 2017-10

View the 2017 Fiscal Year CRA Budget


Examples of conditions that can support the creation of a Community Redevelopment Area include, but are not limited to:
  • Inadequate infrastructure
  • Inadequate parking
  • Insufficient roadways
  • Presence of substandard or inadequate structures
  • Shortage of affordable housing
Finding of Necessity
To document that the required conditions exist, the local government must survey the proposed redevelopment area and prepare a Finding of Necessity. If the Finding of Necessity determines that the required conditions exist, the local government may create a Community Redevelopment Area to provide the tools needed to foster and support redevelopment of the targeted area.

Community Redevelopment Agency

The activities and programs offered within a Community Redevelopment Area are administered by the Community Redevelopment Agency.

A 5 - 7 member CRA "Board" created by the local government directs the agency. The City of Apopka Board is comprised of City Council, an Orange County Board of County Commissioners representative, and other individuals appointed by the local government.

The CRA district maintains a separate trust fund, and expends those funds only in that district.