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FORT MYERS Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)    
November 2023 News



Get featured, boost visibility, share your unique story with the community.

The Fort Myers CRA deeply believes in the potential and value
of each business within our redevelopment areas.  

This initiative is just one of the many ways we’re dedicated to
fostering growth, encouraging innovation, and building lasting
partnerships. Your success resonates through the entire community,
and we’re here to support and amplify it.  

We encourage you to seize this opportunity and look forward to
showcasing the incredible diversity and strength of businesses in
our region. If you have any questions or need further details, please
don’t hesitate to reach out.  

Together, let’s shine a spotlight on the heart and soul of Fort Myers.  


CRA Board Updates    

CRA Board Meetings  

9:00 a.m.
4th Wednesday of each month  

Agendas & Minutes  

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
Minutes are available following approval.

Commercial Property Improvement Matching Grant in the not-
to-exceed amount of $50,000 for Onyx House LLC

CRA accepts FDOT Quit Claim Deed for gateway feature    


What is the CRA, really?
Through strategic redevelopment, we enhance living conditions, beautify
neighborhoods, and boost community morale, making the City of Fort
Myers a great place to live and work and play. Play video to learn more.
Fort Myers CRA Board Chair, Commissioner Darla Betzer Bonk        

Imagine a city where every neighborhood is a beacon of growth and
community spirit—a place where residents enjoy sustainable, thriving
spaces and businesses benefit from a vibrant economic environment.
This is the future the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency
is creating.  

SINCE 1984 [§ 163.356, Fla. Stat.]        

Your Participation Matters: Your Voice, Your Vision

By engaging with our redevelopment update you’re not just observing –
you’re actively shaping the future. Register to attend the January 30th
Listening Session.  

Take a look at the process and timeline below:


Here’s where the story gets interesting. When you visit the plan update
website, you’re granted $8 million in CRA Bucks. This isn’t just play
money – it’s a chance for you to take the lead. Allocate your funds
to the projects you believe will make the most significant impact.Your
choices will paint a picture of the collective priorities and dreams for
our downtown area.  

Spend your $8M in CRA Bucks!

Interactive Redevelopment Area Maps

Upcoming CRA Meetings

Redevelopment Plans

Downtown Redevelopment Plan Update

Read the 2022 Annual Report
Per Florida Statutes S.163.356(3)(c), our CRA must produce a report
of its activities for the preceding fiscal year, and shall include a complete
financial statement setting forth its assets, liabilities, income, and operating
expenses as of the end of such fiscal year.  

2022 Annual Report        

*Since 1984, the CRA has managed redevelopment trusts to revitalize blighted
areas in the City of Fort Myers. This reinvestment can take the form of public
infrastructure, residential and commercial grant programs, public arts, afford-
able housing development, safety initiatives and historic preservation. Our
header image features the Landscaping (Lower Cleveland/Colonial) of the
Cleveland Avenue Redevelopment Area.      

1400 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
[email protected]

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