City of Brooksville Community Redevelopment Agency

History of the City of Brooksville’s Community Redevelopment Agency

The City Council for the City of Brooksville desires to provide for the removal of blighted areas and redevelop such areas pursuant to the Community Redevelopment Act of 1969 and contained in Florida Statutes, Chapters 163 and 189. On June 7, 1999, the City of Brooksville formally established a Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) in its downtown. The CRA is approximately 104 acres in size and includes properties that front along Main Street, Liberty Street, Broad Street, Jefferson Street, Fort Dade Avenue and Saxon Avenue. The Brooksville City Council, sitting as the Community Redevelopment Agency, adopted a Community Redevelopment Plan.

Creation Ordinance No. 590, adopted in 1999.
City of Brooksville’s Community Redevelopment Area Map
Community Redevelopment Plan
Design Guidelines for Rehabilitation & New Construction in CRA Area
Names of the CRA Governing Board

CRA Annual Reports:
CRA Annual Report FY 2015/16
CRA Annual Report FY 2016/17
CRA Annual Report FY 2017/18
CRA Annual Report FY 2018/19
CRA Annual Report FY 2019/20

CRA Budget by Fiscal Year:
2017/2018 City-Wide Budget/Audit - includes the Brooksville CRA
2018/2019 City-Wide Budget/Audit - includes the Brooksville CRA
2018/2019 CRA Budget Resolution No. 2018-18 (approved 9-12-18)
2019/2020 CRA Budget Resolution No. 2019-01 (approved 9-18-19)
2019/2020 City-Wide Budget/Audit - includes the Brooksville CRA
2020/2021 CRA Budget Resolution No. 2020-01 (approved 9-16-20)
2020/2021 City-Wide Budget - includes the Brooksville CRA
2021/2022 CRA Budget Resolution No. 2021-01 (approved 9-22-21)

Commercial Property Improvement Matching Grant Program

This façade grant has become an integral part of most community redevelopment plans with the average grant being offered at a range of $2,000 to $5,000 per award. Approved projects within the Community Redevelopment Area should strive to address the entire façade, including signage and other exterior issues that reflect the building as a whole.

CRA Commercial Property Improvement Matching Grant Program Guidelines and Application.

CRA Property Improvement Grant Pictures - Before and After

The City of Brooksville's CRA has approved 20 applications since the beginning of this program in 2010. Please see Before and After pictures here - Revised 02/06/18

Here's the news CRA

Latest news: See the following link for the most recent CRA property grant improvement awarded:
Award of grant - 26 Brooksville Ave
Award of grant - 29 S. Brooksville Ave
Award of grant - 211 South Main Street
Award of grant - 29 S. Brooksville Ave.
Award of grant - 304 E. Ft. Dade Ave.
Award of grant - 297 N. Broad St.
Award of grant - 1 N. Main St.
Award of grant - 297 N. Broad St.
Award of grant - 12 W. Jefferson St.
Award of grant - 507 E. Jefferson St.
Award of grant - 131 S. Main St.
Award of grant - 210 W. Jefferson St.
Award of grant - 26 S. Brooksville Ave.
Award of grant - 151 S. Main St.
Award of grant - 140 S. Main St.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Concetta Cook Administrative Assistant 352-540-3810
Verl Emrick Community Development Director 352-540-3810