New Budget Approved
Looking to 2020 & Beyond!
We are proud to announce that at our latest Board Meeting,
on September 10th, we approved the Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20!
Here are some highlights to see what projects we have in the works:

Infrastructure
The CRA has committed to funding part or all of several infrastructure projects.
These improvements include modifications to the traffic circulation system,
pedestrian safety enhancements, and streetscape projects.
 
Osceola Park Neighborhood - $6,700,000  
Funding for construction of improvements include: resurfacing of the roadway; sidewalk and alley construction; improvements to the drainage, sanitary and storm water systems; improved landscaping; adding LED lighting; improvements to the reclaimed water main; and the completion of temporary traffic calming “pilot projects.”
For more information visit http://osceolaparkproject.com /  

SW 3rd Ct, 4th St, 6th St, 7th Avenue - $9,000,000 
Funding for construction of resurfacing of the roadway; sidewalk and alley construction; improvements to the drainage, sanitary and storm water systems; improved landscaping; adding LED lighting; and improvements to the reclaimed water main. 
For more information visit http://sw4thstreet.com/   

2 Alleys in the SW Neighborhood - $930,000 
Funding for construction of sidewalk, watermain, and alleyway improvements of alleys at 13th Ave (mid SW 2 & 3 St.), W-SW 10th Ave (mid SW 1 & SW 3 St.) in the Southwest Neighborhood.

Alleyway Clearing of Unimproved Alleys in NW/SW Neighborhood - $50,000 

NE 3rd Avenue/NE 3rd Street - $1,250,000  
The proposed streetscape improvements along NE 3rd Street, NE 3rd Avenue will provide safe, well-light pedestrian connections to the public parking areas and to area businesses
and include water, sewer and drainage upgrades. 

On NE 3rd Street, you will also find the Arts Warehouse, which is an arts incubator and event center owned and operated by the CRA.

For more information about the Arts Warehouse, click here .
Affordable Housing
Affordable housing is one of our top priorities. Through programs that improve the overall area, provide financial opportunities to area residents to improve their living conditions, and creating incentives for additional private investment in the area, the CRA continues to encourage the improvement of existing housing throughout the district as well as the creation of new affordable units .
Corey Isle Workforce Housing Construction - $2,900,000
Ten homes will be constructed on the CRA owned property along the west side of SW 7th Avenue, between SW 3rd and 4th Streets, and on a property located at 238 SW 6th Avenue. During FY18-19 the CRA Board selected the Delray Beach Community Land Trust to construct the homes. This project is currently ongoing.

Carver Square Workforce Housing Construction - $1,000,000
The CRA intends to develop 20 single family homes on the site bounded by SW 2 nd Court to the North, SW 3 rd Street to the South, SW 7 th Avenue to the East, and SW 8 th Avenue to the West. Designs are being finalized through the end of the year.

Commercial Development for Affordable Office Space
The CRA is committed to promoting economic development activities through its business development and site improvement grants; infrastructure incentives to support new private development; and land assembly efforts which make larger sites available for redevelopment purposes. Projects that increase the overall marketability of the city as a commercial, recreational and residential area will ultimately increase the tax base. The success of this community redevelopment effort is largely dependent upon the economic vitality of the area.
                  
98 NW 5 th Avenue Renovation - $1,300,000

95 SW 5 th Avenue Construction - $1,600,000
Click Here for the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget
Connect Delray Beach
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
We want to extend a big thank you to everyone who came out to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony on September 6th to celebrate the launch of Connect Delray Beach , our brand new and FREE transportation service! This much anticipated initiative is now providing two free transportation services in Downtown Delray Beach. The goal of these services is to decrease local traffic, provide visitors with more green transportation options, and expand service area traveled.

First Transit, the current provider of the fixed-route service - Downtown Connect , runs on Atlantic Avenue from the Tri-Rail Station to Ocean Blvd/SR A1A with a modified route throughout the downtown core between Swinton Avenue and East Fourth Avenue.

Through this initiative, we have also launched an on-demand transportation service pilot program to service the CRA district. Freebee, a South Florida-based electric transportation company, is providing the service with GEM (Global Electric Motorcars), which are low-speed, battery-electric vehicles. Guests can request a ride through the Freebee app anywhere in the downtown CRA service area (east of I-95 to A1A and Gulfstream Blvd to SW 10th Street).

For additional information and to find exact routes and timing for both transportation options, please visit the City’s website, https://www.delraybeachfl.gov/government/city-departments/public-works/transportation-traffic/downtown-shuttle-service .

Also visit Freebee’s website to download the free app, https://ridefreebee.com/ .
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Upcoming CRA Board Meetings
October Regular Board Meeting:

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
1:30 p.m.

City Commission Chambers
City Hall
100 NW 1st Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444

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