Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

About the Port Richey Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

The CRA is a dependent special district in which any future increases in property values are set aside in a Trust Fund to support economic development and redevelopment projects within the designated district.

Under Florida Statute Chapter 163, Part III, local governments have the ability to designate areas as Community Redevelopment Areas when certain conditions exist. To document the required conditions, the local governments must survey the proposed redevelopment area and prepare a Finding of Necessity. If the Finding of Necessity determines the required conditions of slum and blight exist, the local government may create a Community Redevelopment Agency to provide the tools needed to foster and support the positive redevelopment of the targeted area. The Community Redevelopment Agency is responsible for developing and implementing the Community Redevelopment Plan that addresses the unique needs of the targeted area. The plan includes the overall goals for redevelopment in the area, as well as identifying the types of projects planned for the area.

CRA Boards do not establish policy for the city or county, they develop and administer a plan to implement that policy. The CRA acts officially as a body distinct and separate from the governing body, even when it is the same group of people. The CRA has certain powers the city or county by itself may not have, such as establish tax increment financing, and leverage local public funds with private dollars to make redevelopment happen.

Redevelopment Plan

The Port Richey Redevelopment Plan was established in January 2002, it expands the District to include the historic residential neighborhoods along with residential surrounding the downtown core to compliment the commercial areas. The 2002 Redevelopment Plan was developed through a proactive public process, on-site field inspection, and investigations. The plan embraces Port Richey’s rich history and key branding components with tools for successful redevelopment. The adoption of the Redevelopment Plan has provided the framework and vision for the CRA.

To view CRA Resolutions and Ordinances click here.

CRA Ethics Policy

Resolution 21-03

CRA Fiscal Year Budgets

CRA Budget Resolution 20-06

CRA CAFR

CRA Fiscal YearOctober 1 – September 30

Boundary

The Port Richey Community Redevelopment District is approximately 1408 acres. The boundary of the Port Richey Community Redevelopment Agency district is indicated on the map provided.

Boundary MAP

To view the Boundary Map click here.

Port Richey Community Redevelopment Agency Governing Body
Although it functions within the City of Port Richey, the Port Richey CRA is a separate and distinct legal entity. The Port Richey City Council also serves as the appointed board governing Port Richey’s CRA.

Primary Contact for Special District:

M. John Dudte, MPA

City Manager

City of Port Richey

6333 Ridge Road

Port Richey, FL 34668

(727) 816-1909 

j.dudte@cityofportrichey.com

CRA BOARD MEMBERS and CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Vice Chairman: William Dittmer
  • 6333 Ridge Rd, Port Richey, FL 34668
  • w.dittmer@cityofportrichey.com
  • (727) 816-1912
  • Term In Office: 2019
  • Term Expiration: 2022
  • Board Member: Jennie Sorrell
  • 6333 Ridge Rd, Port Richey, FL 34668
  • j.sorrell@cityofportrichey.com
  • (727) 816-1912
  • Term In Office: 2019
  • Term Expiration: 2022

CRA Meetings

The Community Redevelopment Agency meets a minimum of four (4) times per year (unless otherwise posted). Meetings are immediately following the City Council Meeting in the City Hall Council Chambers, 6333 Ridge Road, Port Richey, Florida 34668.

CRA Meeting Agendas

CRA Meeting Minutes

Department of Financial Services Website

Florida Auditor’s General Website