Community Redevelopment Area

History of the Lake Alfred Community Redevelopment Area (CRA)

The City of Lake Alfred and the Lake Alfred community have identified improvements needed within the downtown area periphery.  The Downtown Master Plan Process in 2011 identified the need for a CRA.  The City completed and adopted a Findings of Necessity (FON) Study in February 2014. In accordance with Chapter 163, Part III, Florida Statutes, the FON Study assesses conditions of slum and blight in a defined study area within the City of Lake Alfred.  Based upon the findings the City established a Community Redevelopment Agency, defined the boundaries of the Community Redevelopment Area, and implement a Community Redevelopment Plan, for the purpose of fostering redevelopment activities and eliminating blighted conditions within the area.

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Where is the CRA?
Lake Alfred CRA Boundaries

What’s the Plan?
Lake Alfred CRA Plan

Who administers the Plan?
Lake Alfred Community Redevelopment Agency Board

CRA Authority:
Lake Alfred City Commission Ordinance 1335-14 and Ordinance 1336-14

Polk County Board of County Commissioners Ordinance 2014-068 and Ordinance 2014-069

Current Documents: CRA Agendas and Minutes and CRA Budget

Annual Report: 2015


CRA BASICS visit the Florida Redevelopment Association

  1. Community Redevelopment Agencies: What, When, and How
  2. What is a Community Redevelopment Area or District?
  3. What is a Community Redevelopment Agency?
  4. What is a Community Redevelopment Plan?
  5. What is Tax Increment Financing?
  6. How does the CRA Process Work?