City of Largo, Florida

City of Largo, Florida
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Redevelopment Initiatives

Redevelopment Initiatives

Largo is the beautiful "City of Progress" that Floridians and visitors have come to love. After 108 years of growth, certain targeted areas of the community are in need of various levels of revitalization. The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)  was created by the City of Largo City Commission in 1997 to guide the City and provide direct assistance in it's revitalization and redevelopment efforts.

The intent of establishing the redevelopment districts is to eliminate blight, create a sustainable downtown, encourage economic growth and improve the attractiveness and quality of life for the City of Largo as a whole.

Redevelopment activities are designed to solve the underlying problems of slum and blighted conditions through planning, redevelopment, historic preservation, economic development and affordable housing so that the tax base can be protected and enhanced by these mutually supportive activities. Therefore, the City's redevelopment districts as established under Chapter 163 Florida Statutes, the West Bay Drive Community Redevelopment District and the Clearwater-Largo Road Community Redevelopment District, both have unique plans to assist in the revitalization of their areas. To complement the redevelopment plans, the Downtown Largo Multimodal Plan was adopted in 2011 by the Largo City Commission to focus on transportation initiatives that go beyond automobile use.

 

In addition to the redevelopment districts, the City of Largo, in conjunction with Pinellas County's Brownfield Program, established a Brownfield area for the City. The designated area includes the two CRDs and a commercial corridor to the east. Recently, the City of Largo in conjunction with Pinellas County, designated a significant stretch of Ulmerton Road a Brownfield area. The City will continue to review areas within Largo where Brownfield designations can be beneficial to the property owners.

The CRA has established a new board, the Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board (CRAAB) to provide feedback and recommendations on the programs and activities of the community redevelopment districts. The CRA is seeking candidates for appointment consideration to the CRAAB for the four (4) board member positions that are currently vacant. To submit your information for consideration, visit the Advisory Board application page.




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