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 Plans

Cocoa CRA Projects
603 Brevard Avenue FKA City Hall Site

The Cocoa CRA requested 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 designated for redevelopment as 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 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 include ancillary commercial uses, 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 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 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. 

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 is partnering with the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) to fund 50% of the project . The total project cost is $375,000.00. Construction will be complete in FY 2018.

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.