Is a CRA Good for Both Marco Island and Collier County?

by Steven T. Thompson, Marco Island City Manager On March 29th, the Collier County Board of County Commissioners met with the Marco Island City Council to discuss the status of the Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA) proposed for the Town Center Commercial District on Marco Island. The use of a CRA for this commercial district is one of many issues that the […]

Yea or Nay to Marco CRA

by Chuck Kiester A Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) is a tool established by state statutes to allow local governments to kick-start redevelopment of commercial and/or residential areas that are in decline. Fifth Avenue in Naples is an example of a successful CRA. Anyone who has been there knows how nice a shopping and gathering area it is. As is the […]


The Town Center CRA in Marco Island 1. What is a CRA? A Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA) is a separate entity from the city or the county, created to implement community redevelopment within a defined district of the community.  The ability for cities and counties to create a CRA is provided under the Florida Community Development Act enacted in 1969 […]

CRAs – County Commissioners meet with City Councilmen

by Joseph Giannone On, March 29th, 2010, the Collier County Board of Commissioners met with the Marco Island City Council to discuss CRA money to redevelop the Marco Town Center. The meeting took place to exchange ideas about the City’s intent to use CRA funds,  provided by the County, to redevelop and rebuild Marco Town Center. Marco Town Center is […]

Seafood Fest 2010

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