The South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) was established to promote reinvestment in housing and neighborhoods, commercial corridors, business development, education and workforce development and non-profit capacity building within the South St. Petersburg CRA.
The 7.4 square-mile CRA is the largest in St. Petersburg and one of the largest in Florida. The CRA is comprised of Greater Childs Park, more than 20 neighborhood and business associations, and two Florida Main Street Districts.
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agendas, minutes and materials.
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South St. Petersburg CRA Programs & Grants
The City of St. Petersburg has developed several CRA programs that are designed to support the “three pillars” of the South St. Petersburg Redevelopment Plan:
These programs provide direct funding to homeowners, property and business owners and developers.
- Business Assistance Opportunities (January 2020)
- The South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Plan (adopted by City Council, May 21, 2015)
- Interlocal agreement between St. Petersburg and Pinellas County for the South St. Petersburg CRA (July 2, 2015)
- Florida Community Redevelopment Act of 1969 (Chapter 163, Part III)
- Special Dependent District Financial Reporting for South St. Petersburg CRA
St. Petersburg Main Street Districts
South St. Petersburg is fortunate to have two of Florida's forty official Main Street Districts. The Main Street program is an important tool for revitalizing commercial corridors, and has had demonstrated success throughout Florida and the United States. These two districts are: