From left to right: Dan Murphy, CRA Manager; Councilman Randolph Waite; Thomas Clark, CPWG; Councilwoman Barbara Gaines; Toni Shamplain, FRA President; Mayor Evelyn Wilson; Dina Sweatt, CRA Board Member; Vice Mayor Mike Smith

Groveland Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

In October 2021, the Florida Redevelopment Association honored the City of Groveland’s CRA with a prestigious award for Lake David Park in recognition of their accomplishments.

The Groveland CRA was formed in May of 2002. The Community Redevelopment Area runs generally along State Road 50, from just east of Green Valley Boulevard to the city’s westerly limits. The CRA boundaries include all of the historic downtown commercial area. There are over 1,500 acres in the CRA.

Purpose of the CRA

The City’s purpose in establishing the CRA is to address documented conditions of slum and blight within the City and to guide redevelopment activities in order to build a vibrant and attractive downtown. The Groveland CRA has four (4) Redevelopment Strategies to guide the City’s redevelopment efforts.

Four Point Action Plan

A Vision for the Groveland Redevelopment Area

  1. Activate Opportunity Sites (attract development)
  2. Infrastructure Improvements (support activity in Downtown)
  3. Business Recruitment and Retention (economic development)
  4. Reinforce Connections (themes / wayfinding / streetscape)

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