• City Launches 2017 South St. Petersburg CRA Grant Program

    St. Petersburg, FL (April 12, 2017) – The city of St. Petersburg is launching the 2017 cycle of its “South St. Petersburg CRA Grant Program” to help support private investment in the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). The CRA Grant Program was created in 2015 as part of the city’s innovative, 30-year revitalization plan for South St. Pete designed to help boost private investment in commercial and multifamily residential development in South St. Petersburg. The CRA is generally located between Fourth St. and 49th St., from Second Ave. N. to 30th Ave. S. Click here to see the CRA boundaries.

     

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    There are five programs where interested parties can apply, in three overall categories:

    Business Development (~$400,000 recommended budget)

    Commercial Site Improvement Grant  and Application

    Commercial Building Interior and Tenant Improvement Grant  and Application

    Commercial Revitalization Program (~$50,000 recommended budget)

    Commercial Revitalization Program and Application

    Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization (~$122,000 budget)

    Affordable Multifamily Housing Development Program   and Application

    Multifamily Residential Property Improvement Grant  and Application

     

    The City will begin taking CRA grant applications on Monday, May 8, 2017, with a deadline of 5 p.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017, for receipt of applications. (Dates subject to change). Applications must be delivered to the Planning and Economic Development Department, which is located on the Ninth floor of the Municipal Services Center at One Fourth Street North in Downtown St. Petersburg.

    In advance of the grant application deadline, City Administration is offering workshops in various locations and satellite office hours at either Enoch Davis Recreation Center or the Childs Park YMCA to assist with preparing the application. Please see below for days and hours:

    2017 CRA TIF Grant Workshops

    April 18, 2017 (5:30 to 7 pm)         The Greenhouse (City Hall Annex)   440 Second Ave N

    April 27, 2017 (6:30 to 8 pm)         Greenhouse Satellite Office (Enoch Davis) 1111 18th Ave S

    May 11, 2017 (5:30 to 7 pm)         The Greenhouse (City Hall Annex)   440 Second Ave N

    May 18, 2017 (6:30 to 8 pm)         Greenhouse Satellite Office (Enoch Davis) 1111 18th Ave S

    May 24, 2017 (6 to 7:30 pm)         The Greenhouse (City Hall Annex)   440 Second Ave N

    **June 20, 2017 (2 to 3:30 pm)     The Greenhouse (City Hall Annex) 440 Second Ave N

     

    Satellite Office Hours (1 to 5 pm at the following locations):

    Enoch Davis Recreation Center

    1111 18th Ave S

      Childs Park YMCA

    691 43rd St S

    April 26, 2017   April 19, 2017
    May 10, 2017   May 3, 2017
    May 24, 2017   May 17, 2017
    June 7, 2017   May 31, 2017
    **June 21, 2017   June 14, 2017
        **June 28, 2017

     

    **Subject to cancellation depending on grant deadline.

    Staff Contact

    Anthony Chan, Economic Development Specialist

    Planning and Economic Development Department

    City of St. Petersburg   Ninth Floor

    One Fourth St. N.

    St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

    727-551-3279

    tony.chan@stpete.org

     

    In addition to CRA TIF-funded housing programs that are limited to multi-family properties (three or more units), the city offers various options to help improve single family homes such as Rebates for Residential Rehabs, emergency and/or basic home repair loans, and accessibility improvements. And for low income, elderly or disabled residents, the Neighborhood Team offers help renovating single family homes, providing exterior painting, carpentry, access ramps, minor plumbing repairs and other eligible services. To learn more about these other programs, call the City’s Housing and Community Development Department, 727-893-7247.

    For more information, contact the city’s CRA Coordinator Rick Smith, at 727-893-7106 or visit www.stpete.org/CRA.

     

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