Dade City, FL

Community Redevelopment Agency and Area

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.

The CRA area is shown in the below map: 
CRA Area Map - Copy - Copy - Copy


To assist in the elimination of blight and to increase the tax base of the redevelopment district, the CRA Board has created 2 grant programs for properties and buildings located within the boundaries of the CRA.   The grants available for property owners include: Building Exterior Grant and Paving/Repaving Grant program.

CRA Board Members

38020 Meridian Avenue
Dade City, Florida 33525

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.