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 Requesting Proposals



603 Brevard Avenue - MIXED USE PROJECT WITH NEW SHARED PUBLIC PARKING GARAGE

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The Cocoa CRA is requesting proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of a 0.87 acre property situated at 603 Brevard Avenue, site of the former Cocoa City Hall. The property is available for community redevelopment in the hope that it will serve as a catalyst for a new mixed use development in Cocoa Village, accompanied by a shared use public parking facility that will substantially serve the demands for public parking, through a private public partnership with the Cocoa CRA, the Developer, and the City of Cocoa. The project will add to the commercial base of activity, serve as a focal point of connectivity, bringing together the North and South areas of the Village, and provide additional public parking for Cocoa Village visitors.

915 Florida Avenue - MIXED USE TOWN HOMES DEVELOPMENT


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With the strong demand for housing in close proximity to Cocoa Village, the Cocoa CRA is requesting proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of a property situated at the southwest corner of Florida Avenue and Rosa L. Jones Blvd, FKA the Oaks Mobile Home Site. The site is comprised of one main parcel and a companion parcel totaling 4.87 acres. The development of 915 Florida Avenue is expected to serve as a catalyst for residential and commercial redevelopment in the western portion of Cocoa Village. If the RFP is successful, a developer will be selected and the project will get underway in 2018.



Cocoa CRA Projects
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. Click here to view the conceptual plan. 


 
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.