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.
- Cocoa CRA Map (PDF)
- Cocoa CRA Fiscal Year 2017 Budget
- Cocoa CRA Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Line Item Worksheet
- Cocoa CRA Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Cocoa CRA Board Members (PDF)
The Cocoa Community Redevelopment Agency administers matching grants up to $10,000 for qualified properties through the Commercial Facade Improvement Program.
Cocoa CRA Projects
RFP Former Cocoa City Hall Site - 603 Brevard Avenue
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.
To view the RFP click here.
Florida Avenue Complete Street Project
Groundbreaking is expected to start on October 3, 2016 with construction anticipated to begin at the south end of Florida Avenue and move north in five (5) phases. The contractor will be informing businesses on the timing of each phase and will work with all businesses affected in regard to access to properties. The contractor has 240 days to complete the project. For questions or concerns, contact Project Manager Charlene Neuterman at (321) 433-8773 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2013, the Cocoa Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was awarded a "Complete Streets" grant from the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) for Florida Avenue from Rosa L. Jones to the intersection of State Road 520. The Cocoa CRA, in partnership with the City of Cocoa, Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), has initiated a complete streets project for Florida Avenue. This initiative is designed to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclist, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities. The Florida Avenue "Complete Street" Project is in the final stage of design with 100% plans under final review by FDOT.
Florida Avenue from State Road 520 to the southernmost city limits will be redesigned to include stamped concrete sidewalks, ornamental street lights, landscaping, on-street parking, and bicycle-shared lanes. In addition, Utilities and Public Work Departments of the City of Cocoa will also be installing new water mains and stormwater improvements to address drainage on Florida Avenue from State Road 520 to Factory Street. Construction anticipated to begin in June 2016 with an anticipated completion date of January 2017.
For more information on the project, view the Florida Avenue Complete Streets informational flyer.
Harrison Street Streetscaping Project
Through the Cocoa CRA, Harrison Street between Riveredge Boulevard and Delannoy Avenue will undergo streetscaping to include sidewalk enhancements, pedestrian level streetlights, and landscaping as well as stormwater improvements. Currently, the streetscaping project is in the design and engineering phase with 60% plans expected in February. Wile no construction timeframe has been scheduled, it is anticipated that the project will begin in 2017.