Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

Introduction


The City of Niceville, Florida, in the Spring of 2012, passed  Resolution 12-06-01 , that it was in the
City’s best interest to create a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)  to
address deteriorating, blighted, and under-performing areas within the historic
settlement of the City. It had become increasingly aware that certain areas within
the original city needed public incentives to maximize physical (public
infrastructure), economic, and land utilization redevelopment to stimulate private
investment in order to enhance its overall contribution to the City of Niceville as a
whole.

As above, the original CRA was officially created by the City Council on June 12,
2012, pursuant to the guidelines and delegations provided in Chapter 163, Part III,
Florida Statutes. It was the City’s desire to gauge, control, manage, and support its
designated Redevelopment Area to be compatible with other City programs and
resources, and to implement and support public as well as private redevelopment
initiatives. In short it was the City’s intention and mission:

TO DEDICATE PUBLIC RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS TO STIMULATE PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN UNDER-PERFORMING AREAS AS OFFICIALLY IDENTIFIED IN THE NICEVILLE CRA PLAN.

Agency Board Members


The City Council will sit as the governing board of the Agency. The Mayor and
Vice Mayor of the City shall serve respectively as the Chair and Vice-Chair of the
Agency. A vacancy occurring during a term shall be filled in the same manner as
provided for respectively filling a vacancy in the term of the Mayor, Vice Mayor, or other
members of the City Council. Coterminous with employment by the City, the City
Manager, City Clerk, and City Attorney or any special counsel to the City shall also serve
respectively as the executive director, clerk, and general counsel or special counsel for
the Agency.

Documents and Maps


Resolution 12-06-01 Creating CRA

Niceville CRA Expanding Resolution 19-11-01

City of Niceville CRA Plan

City of Niceville CRA Plan Amended March 2020

CRA Map

CRA Adopted Budget Fiscal Year 2020

CRA Amended Budget Fiscal Year 2020

CRA Meeting Schedule

Statements of Interest for Design Concepts