Community Redevelopment Agency
A Community Redevelopment Agency refers to a public entity created by a city or a county to implement the community redevelopment activities outlined under Chapter 163, Part III, Florida Statutes. The City of Port St. Lucie Community Redevelopment Agency was created in 2001 by the City of Port St. Lucie City Council. In 2001, the City designated a Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) along U.S. 1 in eastern Port St. Lucie and formally adopted a community redevelopment plan on June 11, 2001 following an extensive community-driven planning process which included design charrettes and workshops. The redevelopment strategy is to create a central business district or commercial town center along U.S. 1 and a series of mixed use pedestrian and transit friendly districts. Three additional areas have been formally designated as part of the CRA: Lentz Grove (now known as “East Lake Village”) in 2003, the Port St. Lucie Boulevard/Riverwalk District (the “CRA Expansion Area”) in 2006, and the Southern Grove District in 2012.
Vision - U.S. 1 Corridor CRA
The CRA is intended to be a central gathering place that creates an identity for the city as well as provides entertainment and economic opportunities. It will include a variety of development districts and connective open space to better serve current and future residents.
The City Center project is a 46 acre mixed use redevelopment project located on U.S. 1 in Port St. Lucie. Planned as a multi-year redevelopment project to create a vibrant, walkable, town center of retail, restaurant, and residential uses, City Center is nchored by the 100,000 square foot Port St. Lucie Civic Center with 20,000 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center, art gallery, outdoor stage, interactive fountain, 800-space public parking garage, and open space network that includes pedestrian and bike friendly trails system.
The City of Port St. Lucie’s Community Redevelopment Expansion Area will be a vibrant residential, entertainment, and recreation area that protects and enhances existing neighborhoods.
Vision – Southern Grove CRA
The Southern Grove District of the City of Port St. Lucie Community Redevelopment Area will be a regional employment center and retail destination providing the City with: a diverse economic base formed of innovation, an integral facet of its identity and fiscal stability. The area will be a well-planned mixed use community, aesthetically pleasing, interconnected, sensitive to the environment, and unique. It will enable the City to become a place where its citizens need not leave to fulfill all of life’s necessities, a place to live, learn, work, shop, socialize, and play.
For more information, contact:
Wesley McCurry, CRA Director
Jennifer Davis, CRA Project Manager