|Congratulations to the two winners of our first Innovate Downtown event held on April 27-28, 2018.|
|Crowd Favorite||Judges Favorite|
|Name: Mark Larman
Company : ChefShield Corporation
Description: The ChefShield is a cooking accessory that attaches via clipping action to any cooking tool, to protect cooks from the splash-back of hot cooking oil.
|Name: Mario de la Guardia
Company: SprayMo Home & Garden Spray Bottle
Description: We are developing a patented breakthrough in spray bottle technology that is 10X less work than trigger spray bottles.
|CRA Commercial Enhancement Grant Program||Adopted Downtown Mixed-Use (DT-MU) Zoning District|
To create a vibrant and sustainable downtown in which Coral Springs’ residents, businesses, and visitors can live, work, shop and entertain.
The Coral Springs Community Redevelopment Area has the same boundaries as the Downtown.
Under Florida law (Chapter 163, Part III), local governments are able to designate areas as Community Redevelopment Areas when certain “slum and blight” conditions exist. The purpose of creating a CRA is to carry out redevelopment activities that include reducing or eliminating blight, improving the economic health of an area, and encouraging public and private investments in a CRA district.
The Coral Springs Community Redevelopmet Agency (CRA) was established by the City Commission in 2002 to guide the City in its Downtown redevelopment efforts. The purpose of the CRA is to revitalize the physical environment and the economy of the Community Redevelopment Area. The CRA activities and programs are administered by the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). The seven-member CRA Board created and appointed by the City Commission directs the agency and they are responsible for developing and implementing the CRA Master Plan.
The Master Plan includes overall goals for redevelopment, as well as identifies the types of programs and projects planned for the area. The original version of the Coral Springs CRA Master Plan was approved by the City Commission in September 2002 and it was updated to its current version in June 2014. After approval of the original Master Plan, a redevelopment trust fund was established for the CRA. Revenue deposited to this fund results from the incremental growth in taxable value within the area subsequent to establishing the CRA.
The current CRA fiscal year started October 1, 2017 and ends September 30, 2018 (FY 2017/18). The CRA will expire in 2032.
CRA Board Meeting and Workshop
DATE: Monday, July 23rd
TIME: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
LOCATION: Everglades Room
Coral Springs City Hall, 9500 West Sample Road
Past: Agendas & Minutes
Meetings dates are subject to change.