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. 

 

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 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.  


Riverfront Connector


In lieu of a two-way access onto River Edge Drive, due to FDOT regulations and standards, the CRA funded a pedestrian underpass beneath Hubert Humphrey Bridge from Lee Wenner Park to westbound S. R. 520 . The CRA partnered with the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) to fund the project . The total project cost was $388,000.00. Construction completed in November 2018 and the connector is open to residents and visitors to enjoy.

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.