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April 2024 News


Innovation Walk Makes Strides:
Public Call for Art Installations Ends

The vision for Innovation Walk, a vibrant mile-long
stretch of art and inspiration along the Fort Myers
River District, is taking shape! Here’s an update on
this exciting project:  

Honoring the Legacy, Igniting the Future
Innovation Walk pays homage to the pioneering
spirit of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, who
fostered a culture of invention in Fort Myers.
These iconic figures serve as the spark for a new
generation of “illumineers,” thinkers and creators
who will push the boundaries of human potential.  

The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency
(CRA) in conjunction with the Edison Awards is
seeking proposals from creative minds around the
world. The goal? To develop captivating installations
that celebrate human innovation and engage the public.  

Imagine interactive experiences, thought-provoking
sculptures, and cutting-edge technology like augmented
reality, all seamlessly integrated into the scenic riverside

>>Read entire article


Visit the Innovation Walk Website      

CRA Board Updates    

CRA Board Meetings
9:00 a.m | 4th Wednesday
of each month  

CRA Advisory Board Meetings
5:00 p.m | 1st Wednesday
of each month  

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings.    

CRA BOC Approves Scope of Service
for White Coral Homeownership Project Request    


Check out this segment of Redevelopment Works!
This video highlights the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency’s (CRA)
projects and programs driving positive reinvestment in our city! This segment will
explore exciting initiatives that are beautifying our landscape, fostering community
gathering spaces, and creating opportunities for all with your host, Michele Hylton-
Terry, Executive Director for the Fort Myers CRA


Revitalize your property, enhance your curb appeal,
and attract more customers with the Fort Myers CRA’s
Commercial Property Improvement Matching Grant
(CPIMG) program! Apply Today!

*Remaining funds by CRA district:  
Cleveland CRA:  $108,139.49 
Dr. MLK CRA: $279,549.23
Downtown CRA: $352,884.80 
Cleveland Signage Program: $493,790.00   

Limited funds available. Don’t miss out!
>> Read more about the grant program

May 09   Listening Session:
Cleveland Avenue
Redevelopment Plan Update  


Shape the Future: Your input will directly influence the development projects and
enhancements in our beloved downtown.

Community Impact: By participating, you help prioritize what matters most to our
residents and businesses.

Transparency in Action: Experience firsthand how redevelopment decisions are
made and funds are distributed.

Educational Opportunity: Learn about the complexities and challenges of urban
planning in a fun and engaging way.

Leave Your Mark: This is more than a plan; it’s a legacy for future generations
that starts with you.  



Downtown Fort Myers Maps Are In!

Businesses: Are you looking to elevate your customers’ experience
and showcase the rich tapestry of Downtown Fort Myers? Residents:
Wanna visit downtown and want to know what new and still around?

We have exciting news for you…Simply complete this form to schedule
a time to pick up your maps.

Reserve Your Maps Today!


RSVP for Happy History Hour Here        

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 Redevelop-
ment Agency is creating.  

SINCE 1984 [§ 163.356, Fla. Stat.]      


Interactive Redevelopment Area Maps

Upcoming CRA Meetings

Redevelopment Plans

Cleveland Redevelopment Plan Update

Read the 2023 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

2023 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, placemaking initiatives, affordable housing
development, safety initiatives, and historic preservation. Our header image features the
Grand Central Complex in the Cleveland Redevelopment Area.  
Photo by Kinfay Moroti of Hopeful Images.      

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

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