Central County Vision:
Central County will be a safe and desirable neighborhood in which to live, work, and recreate, with clean and attractive streets, buildings, and green space and a vibrant local business community.
What is a CRA?
What is a CRA? A Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is a dependent district established by a municipality or county government for the purpose of carrying out redevelopment activities that include reducing or eliminating blighting conditions, improving the economic health, safety, and welfare of the community, and encouraging public and private investments to the designated area. When creating a CRA, local government must first survey the proposed redevelopment area and prepare a “Finding of Necessity,” which constitutes a serious and growing menace to the public health, safety, morals, and welfare of its citizen, as described in Chapter 163 Part III, of the Florida Statutes. Once, the Finding of Necessity has been established and approved by the local governing body, a Community Redevelopment Plan can then be instituted to carry out the redevelopment of the define area, in accordance with Chapter 163 Part III, of the Florida Statutes.
In November 1980, the Board of County Commissioners (Board) enacted Ordinance No. 80-110 which created the Broward County Community Redevelopment Agency. On May 21, 1981, the Board enacted Ordinance No. 81-35, which amended Ordinance No. 80-110, and the Board declared itself to be the Broward County Community Redevelopment Agency. On June 23, 1981 the Board passed a Resolution which designated the Central County area appropriate for community redevelopment projects.
The Broward County Commission on August 12, 1986 adopted Resolution 86-2965 which approved the Central County Community Redevelopment Plan. On August 23, 2005, the Central County Community Redevelopment Plan was modified to redefine the boundaries of the Central County area and reflect new programs, policies and strategies for redevelopment and economic redevelopment for the Central County area. On October 23, 2012, the Board adopted Resolution No. 2012-687, which approved a modification of the Central County Community Redevelopment area to reflect a smaller Central County area due to annexation, and provided for implementation of the County’s redevelopment initiatives.
On September 11, 2012 the Broward County Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution No. 2012-512, establishing the Central County Community Advisory Board (CCCAB) whose general purpose is to relay to the County Commission the proposals and concerns of the four Central County unincorporated neighborhoods of Boulevard Gardens, Franklin Park, Roosevelt Gardens, and Washington Park. The CCCAB consists of eight (8) members. All eight (8) members are appointed by the County Commission and reside within the four neighborhoods members.
Mayor, Kristin Jacobs
Vice Mayor, Barbara Sharief
Commissioner, Sue Gunzburger
Commissioner, Dale V.C. Holness
Commissioner, Martin David Kiar
Commissioner, Chip LaMarca
Commissioner, Stacy Ritter
Commissioner, Tim Ryan
Commissioner, Lois Wexler
View the Central County Community Redevelopment Plan (PDF)
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