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May 2024 News

Fort Myers CRA Approved the Development of Affordable Housing
in Dr. MLK Redevelopment Area  

We’re thrilled to announce a significant step forward for the Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. Blvd. redevelopment area! Following the recommendation of the Advisory Board
on April 3rd, 2024, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has officially ap-
proved the Scope of Services for the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the develop-
ment of 26 single-family homes at 2200 Jaylen Watkins Street.  

This project represents a major investment in creating affordable housing op
portunities for low- and moderate-income families in Fort Myers. The 11.43-
acre site has the potential to transform the neighborhood, offering residents a
chance to build a secure and thriving future. The CRA is committed to finding
a qualified developer with the expertise and vision to bring this project to life.
Through a collaborative effort with the City of Fort Myers Procurement Services
division, the RFP will be issued to attract a diverse pool of qualified candidates.  

>>Read entire article            

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 Approves Commercial Property Improvement Grants for Cleveland Ave. Properties

CRA Approves Improvement Matching Grant in MLK Corridor  

CRA Approves Commercial Property Improvement Grants for Downtown

CRA Approves Increment Rebate to Cedar River at Fort Myers II    


Fort Myers Rising: A Place to Be and Belong
We believe in a vision where vibrant communities are the norm, not the exception. 
We’re revitalizing areas like Central, Cleveland, Dr. M.L.K., Downtown, and East
Fort Myers to create a true sense of place in our city.     Redevelopment is more
than just infrastructure; it’s also about fostering a sense of belonging. By support-
ing local businesses, preserving history, and ensuring access to affordable housing,
the CRA is committed to the well-being of every person and place within our districts. 

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:   $91,545.74  
Dr. MLK CRA:  $267,825.00 
Downtown CRA:  $323,799.80 
Cleveland Signage Program: $493,790.00   

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

Downtown Fort Myers Maps Are In!
Businesses: Are you looking to elevate
your customers’ experience and show-
case 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!      


Cleveland Ave. Redevelopment Plan Listening Session
Tuesday, June 15, 2024
Your participation matters. Shape the future: Your input
will directly influence the development projects and
enhancements along Cleveland Avenue.  

Reserve Your Spot          

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

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 activ-
ities for the preceding fiscal year, and
shall include a complete financial state-
ment setting forth its assets, liabilities,
income, and operating expenses as of
the end of such fiscal year.  

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 the Downtown
Planter Beautification project in the Downtown Redevelopment Area.  

Photo by Kinfay Moroti of Hopeful Images.      

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

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