Community Redevelopment Agency

Under Florida law (Chapter 163, Part III), local governments are able to designate areas as Community Redevelopment Areas when certain conditions exist. Since all the monies used in financing CRA activities are locally generated, CRA’s are not overseen by the State, but redevelopment plans must be consistent with local government comprehensive plans.

The City of Opa-locka Community Redevelopment Agency Board is Chaired by Chair Jannie Russell. The board members include Mayor Matthew Pigatt, Vice Mayor Chris Davis, Commissioner Sherelean Bass, Commissioner Alvin Burke, Commissioner Joseph L. Kelley, and Rose Tydus.

CRA Projects and Programs

Business owners in the City of Opa-locka CRA area, we are kicking off our first round of the 2020 Small Business Facade and Property Improvement Grant Program. We are excited to be able to help our small business during these trying times.

Applications will be available July 6th - September 30th // AWARDS ARE UP TO  $15,000

To qualify for business property improvements, you must meet the following criteria:

1. You can be the owner of the property or a business owner renting space/location.

2. Proof of ownership (if owned by a corporation, provide copy articles of incorporation)

3. Copy of current County business tax receipts is required. If occupancy is pending renovation of the building, then a copy of the occupational licenses certificate application or a bonafide executed lease will be sufficient.

4.  Proof of property taxes paid on property proposed for rehabilitation.

5. Insurance documentation, if applicable.

6. Business must be located in the City of Opa-locka CRA area see below:

Opa-locka CRA Boundaries Map

Please contact Marcia Grant at for additional information or visit the Opa-locka CDC website.

CRA Documents

Annual Reports

Operating Budgets

Meeting Minutes