The City of Lake City established the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) in 1981 to create an area in which the Central Business District would evolve into a more dynamic office, service, financial, entertainment, residential and governmental area. The authority to establish the CRA is enabled by Sections 163, Part III Florida Statues. The CRA was revised in 1989 and again in 1993.
Projects and Funding
CRA projects must have a public purpose with the intent to alleviate urban blight in the district. Examples of projects could be streetscapes, new buildings, parking lots/garages, neighborhood parks, planned low and moderate income housing developments, sidewalks and street landscaping. “Tax Increment Financing” (TIF) provides funding for projects in the CRA.
Lake City Community Redevelopment Area Master Plan (note: large download, 25 MB)
The updated CRA Master plan was approved by the City Council on March 5, 2012.
CRA Annual Reports
The Annual Report includes a complete financial statement setting forth the assets, liabilities, income and operating expenses of the CRA. This report also includes completed CRA projects for the Fiscal Year along with proposed projects for the upcoming Fiscal Year. Follow the links below to view CRA Annual Reports.
Download the Facade Grant Policy and Application to learn more.
The Community Redevelopment Agency meets on a "As Needed" basis, in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 205 North Marion Avenue.
The Downtown Development Committee meets on the last Tuesday of every month (excluding legal holidays) unless otherwise specified, at 6:00PM, in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 205 North Marion Avenue.
Lake City's Designated Brownfield Area
For more informat concerning Brownfield and Incentives, see the below links:
For additional information about the Community Redevelopment Agency contact:
Community Redevelopment Administrator