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 FORT MYERS Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)    

December 2023 News


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!        

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.

CRA Approves Commercial Property Improvement Grants for
Tropical Hardware  

CRA Approves Property Improvement Grants for Downtown  

CRA Approves Commercial Property Improvement Grants
for Barbee & Byrd Cleveland Ave. Properties    

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.]      

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

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, affordable housing development, safety
initiatives and historic preservation. Our header image features
the Coeur de Noël at Roberto Clemente Park in the MLK Re-
development Area.      
1400 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 [email protected]
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