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The CRA is an independent taxing district established by City government for the purpose of carrying out redevelopment activities that include reducing or eliminating blight, revitalizing older housing for all income levels, improving the tax base, creating and retaining employment opportunities, and encouraging public and private investments in the CRA.
Meetings are typically held once a month at 5:30PM in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 50 NW Main Street.
- The members will be approved by City Council.
- Members shall demonstrate an affirmative interest and concern about their community.
- Terms are for three (3) years.
- Only City of Williston residents or business onwers are eligible.
Accepting Applications through April 30, 2023.
The goal of the Williston Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is to revitalize business and residential sections within the downtown area. By suggesting improvements intended to preserve and enhance downtown Williston, the CRA envisions a town that is visually attractive and welcoming to visitors and those who live in the surrounding countryside. The CRA plan will ensure the safety and enjoyment of all pedestrians, motorists and bicyclists, while at the same time maintaining a town of diversity and interest. Williston will be appealing for its services, as well as cultural, educational and health facilities, maintaining what is best about our town, physically and spiritually.
2021/2022 Completed Projects
Façade Grants for Business Owners
If you are a business owner who has a business on either Noble Avenue or Main Street or anywhere within the CRA District, you are eligible for a grant that can help you improve the appearance of your building. The $5,000 grant will match up to 50% of the total cost of certain improvements.
Williston Veterans Memorial Brick Program
Wayfinding Sign Program
The City of Williston Community Redevelopment Agency is pleased to present the Wayfinding Sign Program.
The Wayfinding Sign Program’s purpose is to guide residents and visitors to downtown businesses and points
Contact will be the City Planning and Zoning Administrative Assistant:
50 NW Main Street
Williston, Fl 32696
352-528-3060 ext 110
The CRA was established by the the City of Williston on March 16, 1999 pursuant to Ordinance 380, and functions within all of Blocks 11 and 12, Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Block 2, Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Block 3, and Lots 7, 8, 9, and 10 of Block 10, City of Williston as per plat of Noble Survey Plat Book 1 page I Public Records of Levy County Florida. It is a dependent taxing district established by City government for the purpose of carrying out redevelopment activities that include reducing or eliminating blight, revitalizing older housing for all income levels, improving the tax base, creating and retaining employment opportunities, and encouraging public and private investments in the CRA.
Registered Agent’s Name: Laura Jones
Registered Office Address: City Planner
Post Office Box 160
Williston, FL 32696-0160
Telephone: (352) 528-3060
Fax: (352) 528-2877
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: Williston Community Redevelopment Agency
Active or Inactive: Active
Local Governing Authority: City of Williston
Special Purpose(s): Community Redevelopment
Date Created/Established: March 16, 1999
Creation Documents: City Ordinance 380; Resolutions 99-3 and 2002-14
Statutory Authority: Chapter 163, Part III, Florida Statutes
Governing Body: Local Governing Authority Appoints
Authority to Issue Bonds: Yes
Revenue Source: Tax Increment Financing
Most Recent Update: April 17, 2020
Creation Method: Local Ordinance
Florida law, under Chapter 163 Part III Florida Statutes, authorizes local governments to designate up to eighty percent of a municipality as a Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). The Community Redevelopment Act (Act), adopted in 1969, is intended to help communities revitalize downtowns, preserve historic structures, and otherwise enhance the designated CRA district. In accordance with this legislation, local communities may form a CRA and further create a redevelopment trust fund for financing improvements within a predetermined redevelopment target area.
CRA Agendas and Minutes
CRA Board Members
|Chair||Nick Williams||Term August 2019 – March 2023|
|Vice Chair||Dr. Ken Schwiebert||Term March 2021 – March 2025|
|Treasurer||Jonathan Lewis||Term March 2022 – March 2026|
|Member||Vacant||Term August 2019 – May 2023|
|Member||Mike Langston||August 2020 – May 2024|
Founded in 1974, FRA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting Florida professionals and volunteers in community revitalization efforts. With its mission of “transforming spaces, revitalizing places,” FRA is committed to providing a forum for its more than 300 members to share knowledge and common experiences regarding revitalization opportunities and issues throughout Florida. FRA encourages adoption of legal and financial tools and programs favorable to community growth and serves as a statewide clearinghouse for redevelopment information.
Florida Department of Financial Services https://apps.fldfs.com/LocalGov/Reports/
Florida Commission on Ethics http://www.ethics.state.fl.us/Research/EthicsLaws.aspx
Florida Redevelopment Association https://redevelopment.net/