Clearwater-Largo Road Community Redevelopment District Expansion Plan Project:
In June of 2020, City Commission approved a professional services agreement for a finding of necessity analysis for the Clearwater-Largo Road Community Redevelopment District Expansion which was completed in December of 2020. In September of 2021, an existing Clearwater-Largo Road Redevelopment District Assessment Summary Memorandum was also completed as required by Pinellas County. Learn more about the study by reviewing the Finding of Necessity and Existing Community Redevelopment District Assessment Summary Memorandum Reports with associated supporting documentation:
- Resolution No. 2334 Adopting the Finding of Necessity and Existing Community Redevelopment District Assessment Summary Memorandum for the Clearwater-Largo Road Community Redevelopment District and Expansion Area with legal description.
- Exhibit B: Finding of Necessity Study for the Clearwater-Largo Road Community Redevelopment District Boundary Expansion
- Exhibit C: Existing Community Redevelopment District Assessment Summary Memorandum and Sub District Analysis
In April of 2023, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners granted the City of Largo Community Redevelopment Agency development authority to prepare an updated Clearwater-Largo Road Community Redevelopment District Plan. in September of 2023, thanks to a federally funded American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant, the city secured the consulting services of Kimley-Horn and Associates to conduct a community analysis and prepare the new Clearwater-Largo Road Community Redevelopment District Plan. The Plan will establish the framework (projects and programs) for future decision making and guide the long-term growth and development of the CLR-CRD. The Plan envisioned by the city will be flexible, collaborative, inclusive, adaptable, visionary, community driven and will reflect achievable projects and programs that will improve the livability of the community and create a vibrant mixed-use district.
The City’s goals for the CLR-CRD are:
- Improve access to economic opportunity
- Strengthen property values
- Foster a strong sense of community pride that is reflective of community history and identity
- Improve single-family neighborhoods and business areas by eliminating deteriorating sites
- Improve utilities and infrastructure in neighborhoods and in the business corridor.
- Increase and maintain affordable housing
- Encourage civic structures that are locally organized, inclusive and support network building
- Expand job development and economic growth
- Improve neighborhood walkability and multimodal access to services
- Provide shared public spaces/ green spaces and recreation