Next Meeting July 11, 2022 at 5:30PM

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Vision Statement

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. 

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.

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
of interest.

Contact will be the City Planning and Zoning Administrative Assistant:
Nicole Bouse
50 NW Main Street
Williston, Fl 32696
352-528-3060 ext 110
Planning.Assistant@WillistonFL.org

CRA Information

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: Ms. Jackie Gorman
Registered Office Address: City Planner
Post Office Box 160
Williston, FL 32696-0160
Telephone: (352) 528-3060
Fax: (352) 528-2877
E-Mail: City.Planner@Willistonfl.org
Website: Williston Community Redevelopment Agency
Active or Inactive: Active
Status: Dependent
County(ies): Levy
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

2021

06.14.2021 Meeting Cancelled

2022

CRA Board Members

ChairNick WilliamsTerm August 2020 – March 2023
Vice ChairDr. Ken SchwiebertTerm March 2021 – March 2025
TreasurerJonathan LewisTerm March 2022 – March 2026
MemberArt KonstantinoTerm August 2020 – May 2024
MemberMike LangstonAugust 2020 – May 2024
Heritage Park
Heritage Park Veterans Memorial

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.

Reporting

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/