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What is a "CRA?"
The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was formed by Dade City to promote redevelopment and infill development activity within the Community Redevelopment Area, pursuant to Chapter 163, Part III, F.S. in November of 1996 to guide and provide direct assistance in the revitalization and redevelopment of the traditional downtown.

The public purpose and intent of the establishment of a Community Redevelopment Area is:
  • Eliminate blight and improve the quality of life for residents, visitors, and businesses; and
  • Create an economically and environmentally sustainable area; and
  • Encourage economic growth; and
  • Improve the attractiveness and perception of safety; and
  • Create a feeling of "place" through aesthetic and physical improvements, making the district a destination point 
Dade City's redevelopment services are designed to address and eliminate the underlying problems of blighted conditions through planning, redevelopment, direct investment, historic preservation, economic development and affordable housing.   We do this so that the tax base can be protected and enhanced by these mutually supportive activities. The activities and programs offered within the redevelopment district are administered by the Dade City Commission, acting in their capacity as the Community Redevelopment Agency, an Independent Special District. The Board has certain powers that the City or County Commission by itself may not do, such as the establishment of tax increment financing, and leveraging local public funds with private dollars to assist in the funding of redevelopment projects and the elimination of blight.    The CRA adopts the annual report after the end of every fiscal year and sends the report to Pasco County and the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity with an overview of the previous fiscal year's activities and expenditures in the Community Redevelopment Area. The CRA Board is subject to the Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees adopted by the Florida Legislature as Part of Chapter 112, F.S.

CRA GRANT PROGRAM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

To assist in the elimination of blight and to increase the tax base of the redevelopment district, the CRA Board has created 3 grant programs for properties and buildings located within the boundaries of the CRA.   The grants available for property owners include: Building Exterior grant, Signage grant and Paving/Repaving Grant program.

For more information on the CRA Grant Programs, please follow the links below:

Building Exterior Grant Program

Signage Grant Program

Paving/Repaving Grant Program



CRA Plan and Authorizing Documents

CRA Board Members
38020 Meridian Avenue                      
Dade City, Florida 33525
Honorable Camille Hernandez, Chair 
James Shive, Vice Chair
Scott Black, Member 
Knute Nathe, Member                                                                     
Normita Woodard, Member 

CRA Meetings
CRA meetings occur when there is business to discuss, usually on the second Tuesday of each month. For the meeting calendar, please visit the City Clerk's meetings and agendas page by clicking this link. 

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