Cocoa CRA

About the Cocoa CRA

The Cocoa CRA is located from the northern boundary of Mitchell Street, with the western boundary at the Florida East Coast Railroad, eastern boundary along the western shoreline of the Indian River and the southern boundary at Rosa L. Jones Drive. 
The Cocoa CRA was established through City of Cocoa Ordinance No. 10-81 (PDF) and is governed by a 7-member board, which meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. at Cocoa City Hall at 65 Stone Street in Cocoa Village. 

Façade Grant

The Cocoa Community Redevelopment Agency administers matching grants up to $10,000 for qualified properties through the Commercial Facade Improvement Program

Cocoa CRA Projects

603 Brevard Avenue FKA Cocoa City Hall Site

The Cocoa CRA is requesting proposals for the purchase and development of its 0.87 acre property, the former Cocoa City Hall site, located at 603 Brevard Avenue, available for community redevelopment in the hope that it will serve as a catalyst for new mixed use development in the Agency’s Redevelopment Area. 

915 Florida Avenue FKA Oaks Mobile Home Site

An Appraisal report prepared by Tuttle Armfield Wagner Appraisal and Research, Inc., completed on October 16, 2017, appraised the subject site at $750,000, and the companion site at $30,000. The Maximally Productive Recommendation for the site was for a mixed-use commercial/residential development, featuring a commercial corner that would support office, or restaurant use, with the remainder of the site being developed for townhome use. To view the appraisal click here.
A Highest and Best Use Analysis conducted by Bass Fletcher Associates, Inc., completed on November 1, 2017, determined the highest and best and most market feasible use of the property. The analysis concluded the development of the property with residential medium sized townhomes is the highest and best use of the property.  To view the analysis click here.

Future Waterfront Development Plan

Recent flurry of development interest underscores the importance of developing revised vision for the Cocoa that can be implemented within five years. The Cocoa CRA believes that improvement of the waterfront and its associated amenities is directly related to the image and viability of the City of Cocoa and its downtown. This will enhance attractiveness of the village and add value for residents, businesses, investors, developers, and visitors. The Plan is scheduled to be completed in February 2018, with implementation in 2018/2019. 

Forrest Avenue Cocoa Village Gateway Entrance

In Fiscal Year 2018, the Cocoa CRA has budgeted, $260,000, for design and construction of a Cocoa Village Gateway feature, located on a currently vacant parcel of land at corner of 6 Forrest Avenue and SR 520.

Florida Avenue Complete Street Project

The recently completed $3.4 Million Florida Avenue Complete Streets infrastructure project resulted in new sidewalks, shared bike/car lanes and lighting to improve mobility for pedestrians, bicyclist, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities. The project is also highly significant as part of the City of Cocoa’s vision for Historic Cocoa Village and the Cocoa Waterfront. Implementation of the Complete Streets Principals aligns with the master plan developed by the Cocoa CRA.