The Collier County Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was established in March 2000 to alleviate slum and blight in two separate Redevelopment Areas within Collier County: The Bayshore Gateway Triangle Redevelopment area and the Immokalee Redevelopment Area.
The Bayshore Gateway Triangle Redevelopment Area
The Bayshore Gateway Triangle Redevelopment Plan includes a study of the area completed in 1999 which identifies four distinct manifestations of slum and blight within the Redevelopment Area:
1. Predominance of defective or inadequate street layout;
2. Faulty lot layout in relation to size, adequacy, accessibility, or usefulness;
3. Unsanitary or unsafe conditions; and
4. Deterioration of site or other improvements.
Long-range strategic goals have been set to address the above issues.
CRA Long-Range Strategic Goals
1. Actively market development and redevelopment sites to potential investors.
2. Facillitate new development on vacant land sites.
3. Facilitate redevelopment of old or previously developed sites.
4. Provide incentives to achieve the type and style of growth that supports the CRA Master Plan.
5. Partner with investors, builders and developers to improve or upgrade adjacent public right-of-way and infrastructure.
Invest in Your Community
REDEVELOPMENT is a wise investment, especially during tough economic times. Floridians recognize the CRAs work in their community’s best interest. They develop a common vision and ensure the identity and long-term vitality of a city.
REDEVELOPMENT activities retain and create jobs and they also increase business opportunities for residents..
REDEVELOPMENT efforts create unity and a sense of community among residents.
REDEVELOPMENT reduces crime rates within a community.
CRAs work to transform streetscapes, improve communities and encourage public interaction.
CRAs work to create homeownership opportunities for area residents.
REDEVELOPMENT preserves and showcases the history of an area, protecting the cultural hertiage.
CRAs provide clean and safe environments through the redevelopment of storm water management systems.
CRAs have always reused, recycled and redeveloped–sustainable practices that define “green”.