In November 1995, the Fort Lauderdale City Commission adopted Resolution 95-170, creating the Northwest-Progresso-Flagler Heights CRA (NPF-CRA). A Community Redevelopment Plan was produced in 1995, and amended in 2001, to outline the community’s desired public and private improvements along with a funding program, including the use of tax increment funds.
The Fort Lauderdale City Commission serves as the Community Redevelopment Agency Board of Directors. The CRA Advisory Board also serves the area to promote redevelopment activities and implement the Redevelopment Plan objectives. The objectives of the Redevelopment Plan are, “To formulate a workable Redevelopment Program consistent with the sound needs of the community as set forth in the Five-Year Strategic Plan, and to afford maximum feasible opportunities for private participation in undertaking the preservation, rehabilitation and redevelopment of the NPF-CRA.”
Fort Lauderdale's newest hot area isn’t new at all. In fact, it’s rich in history. And now, it’s rich in opportunity. Northwest Fort Lauderdale has all the amenities of this world-class City and is poised to become the center of it all.
Our urban village is ready for you. We have invested in the future of Northwest Fort Lauderdale, and we invite you to invest with us. From new commercial and mixed-use projects to single family developments, possibilities abound in the heart of dynamic Fort Lauderdale.
Economic development, revitalization and beautification are the goals of the Northwest-Progresso-Flagler Heights Community Redevelopment Agency (NPF-CRA). Over the past 10 years, the NPF-CRA has invested over $15 million dollars into the infrastructure, lighting, sidewalks and buildings to ensure that the goals of the organization are met.
The three areas represented within the NPF-CRA are similar yet different. They each boast history, a love of art, food and entertainment as well as a synergy related to education and technology.
Flagler Village is the newest art and entertainment district in the City. Whether you are in FAT Village or the MASS District, Flagler has something to offer the art enthusiast or the artist. Progresso Village represents our baby boomers and new up and coming families. There is a thirst for educational facilities and art in its various forms. Rounding out the NPF-CRA is Historic Sistrunk, which is known for art, music and culture or as our neighbors have tagged it – “The Heart and Soul of the City.”
The NPF-CRA is the place for opportunity! It is the place for people to live, work, play and raise a family without having to travel far distances. It is the place for the up and coming businessman/developer to bring ideas to the table about new sustainable, economic development projects for the area. It is the place for the young college student to be able to return home and work in his or her community because a place for positive growth and development has been created.
NPF CRA Advisory Board
The Northwest-Progresso-Flagler Heights Redevelopment Board is an advisory board established under Ordinance C-96-23 and appointed by the City Commission for the purpose of reviewing NPF-CRA Community Development Plan. The advisory board makes recommendations regarding the exercise of the city commission’s powers as a community redevelopment agency in order to implement the plan and carry out and effectuate the purpose and provisions of the NPF-CRA.
The Northwest-Progresso-Flagler Heights Redevelopment Advisory Board consists of members who are residents of, own property in, or are employed in the City. The Northwest-Progresso-Flagler Heights Redevelopment Advisory Board meets the fourth Wednesday of every month, unless fully and publicly noticed. There Northwest-Progresso-Flagler Heights Redevelopment Advisory Board is composed of the following appointed members:
- Ron Centamore, Chair
- Sonya Burrows, Vice Chair
- Leann Barber
- Bradford (Brad) Cohen
- Alan Gabriel
- Mickey Hinton
- John Hooper
- Dylan Lagi
- Steffen Lue
- Scott Strawbridge
- Tina Teague
- John Wilkes
- John Hart
The Northwest-Progresso-Flagler Heights Redevelopment Advisory Board usually meets the second Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. This meeting occurs in the City Commission Conference Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall - 100 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, 33301, unless fully and publicly noticed.