The Community Redevelopment Agency “CRA” was created to preserve and enhance the tax base, to alleviate conditions of slum and blight, to facilitate affordable housing and to stimulate public sector participation within the redevelopment area.
Essentially an economic development program, the function of the Agency is to preserve and enhance the tax base, to alleviate conditions of slum and blight, to facilitate affordable housing, and to stimulate private sector participation within the redevelopment area. This Agency meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
This Agency was created to carry out the purposes of the Community Redevelopment Act of 1969 (F.S. Chapter 163 Part III). Essentially an economic development program, the function of the Agency is to preserve and enhance the tax base, to alleviate conditions of slum and blight, to facilitate affordable housing, and to stimulate private sector participation within the redevelopment area. This Agency meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
The Davie Community Redevelopment Agency was created pursuant to Chapter 163, Part III of Florida Statutes. The mission of the CRA is to eliminate and prevent conditions of slum and blight, to facilitate affordable housing, and to facilitate redevelopment activities by the private sector within the redevelopment area of the Town of Davie.
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY CREATION
The Davie CRA was established in 1988 by the Florida Legislature. The Town of Davie Ordinance No. 88-23 approved on the first reading on April 20, 1988 and on second reading on May 4th, 1988 created the Community Redevelopment Agency pursuant to the Community Redevelopment Act of 1969, F.S., Chapter 163, Part III. The CRA is also considered a special district under Florida Statute Chapter 189.The redevelopment area approved was 347 acres. The charter has been amended several times. Resolution No. R-94-287 was adopted on September 21, 1994 which amended the area served by the CRA by adding 737 acres for a total of 1,084 acres. The charter was amended by Resolution R-97-434 adopted on December 17, 1997 which added 20 acres to the redevelopment area making the current limits of the CRA to 1,104 acres. Lastly, the charter of the CRA was amended by Ordinance No. 2012-11 adopted on August 1, 2012. This ordinance provides for the Town Council to act as the Board of Commissioners of the
CRA rather than the appointed board which had previously served.
SERVICES OF THE CRA
The Fiscal Year for the CRA begins October 1 and ends September 30.
FUNDING FOR THE DAVIE CRA
The CRA is funded by property tax dollars dedicated to the redevelopment of our community. The CRA collects funds for the redevelopment trust fund from six bodies located within Broward County. The six bodies are Broward County, Town of Davie, Children Services of Broward County, South Broward Hospital District, North Broward Hospital District and the Central Broward Water Control District. The amount collected from each of these entities is determined by the increment which is the difference between the current year total valuation and the base year valuation of property within the CRA area. This value is taken times the tax rate of the individual bodies and this value is taken times 95%. The power of the CRA to tax to a redevelopment trust fund is found in s.163.353. The formula for the collection of the taxes is given in
The Davie CRA has adopted the Broward County Code of Ethics and adheres to Florida Statute Chapter 112 Part 3.
The Davie Community Redevelopment Agency is a component part of the Town of Davie and is part of the Town’s audit. The annual financial audit is available on the Town of Davie website or by clicking on the link on the left.
For more information, please contact:
Town of Davie
Office of Community Development-CRA
4700 Davie Road, Suite D
Davie, FL 33314