Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

The City of Daytona Beach CRA was established for the purpose of eliminating conditions that contribute to the deterioration of the built environment and reduced or stagnant property values in the city's older urban areas, and to create and administer programs and projects that encourage private investment and improve the quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors.

Who serves on the CRA?

The City of Daytona Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Board is a dependent special district that includes all seven members of the City Commission serving on the board with the mayor serving as the board's chair.

When and how was the CRA established?

On November 19, 1981 the County of Volusia delegated the exercise of all powers of the Community Redevelopment Act of 1969 (Chapter 163, Part III, Florida Statutes) that was conferred upon it to the City Commission of the City of Daytona Beach within the city's boundaries. (County Resolution No. 81-115).

Boundaries of CRA

The CRA oversees five redevelopment areas (PDF). Each redevelopment area provides services further described in each redevelopment plan.

CRA Administration

The Redevelopment Division provides staff support to the CRA and three Redevelopment Area Boards that serve in an advisory role to the CRA. The division also provides staff support to the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), a special district established for the primary purpose to promote and improve the downtown area.

Financial, budget & tax information

The CRA has dedicated funds for public infrastructure, residential and commercial grants and neighborhood enhancements within each of the districts. Redevelopment staff works with neighborhood groups, businesses and the development community to improve the quality of life and create a positive environment for continued investment. The City of Daytona Beach CRA's fiscal year coincides with the city's fiscal year, which is from October 1 to September 30.

The most recent CRA Annual Report (PDF) and budget documents and budget amendments are available for public review.

Primary contact

Ken Thomas, Redevelopment Director
City of Daytona Beach Redevelopment Division
301 S. Ridgewood Avenue
Daytona Beach FL 32115-2451
Phone: (386) 671-8180
Email: Email Ken Thomas
Please visit the Redevelopment Division's webpages for additional information.