Community Redevelopment Agency
Pensacola is a 450-year-old city with a rich history and exciting future. Also known as the City of Five Flags, Pensacola is the largest city in West Florida. Having been governed by five nations since its discovery in 1559 (Spain, France, England, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America), Pensacola offers up a diverse palette, with business and industry such as the medical and chemical fields, military and governmental operations, and tourism and retail shopping blending into a rich cultural and artistic heritage.
Pensacola's downtown is in the heart of a region of over 300,000 people with diverse backgrounds and interests. It's a downtown where residents, office workers and visitors stroll comfortably along historic streets, shop in clothing stores, browse for art or sample restaurants where menus range from tasty Gulf coast seafood to top-notch French cuisine. The many museums tell the story of Pensacola's past as the surrounding businesses, theaters and the seats of both city and county government create Pensacola's future.
Downtown Pensacola's redevelopment efforts are guided by the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Pensacola (CRA), that is comprised of the 10 City Council members and a citizenry determined to revitalize the historic waterfront and inner city neighborhoods.
Created in 1980, the CRA funds public infrastructure to foster private investment in new development and renovation through the reinvestment of taxes generated within the district. This public investment by the CRA and other public entities of $42.1 million in improvements has generated $127.5 million in private investment in the agency's urban core, extending south from Cervantes Street to the waterfront and bounded by "A" Street on the west and 17th Avenue on the east.
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Planning documents generated by the CRA.
Reports and studies generated by the CRA.
Past projects and initiatives executed by the Community Redevelopment Agency.
A map depicting the boundaries of the CRA district.
View Community Redevelopment Agency meetings and agendas.