Cocoa Community Redevelopment Agency (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 Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m. at Cocoa City Hall at 65 Stone Street in Cocoa Village. 

Redevelopment Agency Board Rules and Procedures
The Agency shall consist of the five City of Cocoa Council members and two additional members who reside or are engaged in business in the corporate limits of the City per Section 163.357 Florida Statutes.  The two additional members are chosen by Council through an application and verification process.  The terms of the two additional members shall be four (4) years.  The CRA members follow the Florida Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees (Part III of Chapter 112, Florida Statutes).

Cocoa CRA Board Members
Agency Chairperson - Jake Williams, Mayor
Agency Vice Chair - James "Alex" Goins, District 1
Agency Member - Brenda Warner, District 2
Agency Member - Don Boisvert, District 3
Agency Member - Lorraine Koss, District 4
Agency Member - Edward Lanni
Agency Member - Janne Etz

Cocoa CRA 2020 Meeting Schedule

January 8
February 12
March 11
April 8
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 12
September 9
October 14
November 11 (May change due to holiday)
December 9

Commercial Facade Improvement Program

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

Cocoa CRA Plans

Cocoa CRA Projects

603 Brevard Avenue FKA Old City Hall Site

The Cocoa CRA is in negotiations with a developer to redevelop the property as a mixed-use hotel.  Once the Redevelopment Agreement is executed, the parties will enter into a Development Agreement to construct the hotel on the site.  

915 Florida Avenue FKA Oaks Mobile Home Site

An Appraisal report prepared by Tuttle Armfield Wagner Appraisal and Research, Inc., 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.

Forrest Avenue Cocoa Village Gateway Entrance

In Fiscal Year 2019, the Cocoa CRA Board approved a design for the Gateway Entry and staff are in the process of contracting with an engineer and builder to construct the gateway.  The Gateway Entry Feature will be constructed in FY 2020.

Cocoa Waterfront Construction Project

The waterfront in Cocoa Village was damaged and devastated after Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma in 2017.  The City embarked on a multi-tier project focusing on updating the Waterfront Master Plan, prioritizing projects, creating conceptual designs and rebuilding damaged areas.  After the hurricane in 2017, the City focused on getting Lee Wenner and Riverfront Park open to visitors.  The crews repaired the boat ramps and removed all destroyed wood and boats to provide safety to the visitors.  The next step for Cocoa CRA and the City is to rebuild the Promenade in Riverfront Park, the T-Dock in Lee Wenner Park and the Day Slips in Lee Wenner Park.  This project is expected to take a year to complete.  As segments of the project are complete, those areas will open to the public.  This is a multi-million dollar investment with funds from the Cocoa CRA, the City, FEMA and FIND Grants.  Thank you for your patience as we make your waterfront amazing.  All projects are expected to complete in mid-2020.