Community Redevelopment Plan: Northwest-Progresso-Flagler Heights Area
The Community Redevelopment Plan for the Northwest-Progresso-Flagler Heights (NPF) Area was originally approved in 1995 and amended in 2001. The Community Redevelopment Plan: Northwest-Progresso-Flagler Heights Area provides a long-term sustainable development plan that will have a positive impact on the district and improve the lives of the residents of the area as well as attract new visitors and development to the area. The CRA Redevelopment Plan outlines a series of public and private improvements and investments within the district.
The CRA Redevelopment Plan includes facilitating desirable redevelopment activities through:
- Innovative land development regulation techniques
- Development of a mixed-use zoning overlay
- Design guidelines and development standards unique to the area
- Promotion and expansion of employment and housing opportunities for low and moderate income households.
The plan also incorporates several funding mechanisms and sources such as bond proceeds, Community Development Block Grant, HOME grants, SHIP funds and CRA Tax Increment Funds (TIF), to redevelop and revitalize the NPF CRA district. It also identified the following focus areas to eliminate slum and blight:
- Flagler Heights
- Riverbend Corporate Park
- Sweeting Estates
- Dorsey Riverbend
- The Midtown Business District
NPF CRA Implementation Plan
In February 2008, the NPF CRA Implementation Plan was created to be the agent for change in the area. This change is proposed to occur by setting eight goals:
- Aggressively pursue the redevelopment of all vacant properties at the intersection of NW 6th Street and NW 7th Avenue for large scale development
- Strategically redevelop large, underutilized sites to be compatible with the overall vision of the CRA, including the Trash Transfer Facility, the Mizell Center and the Concrete Plant
- Make changes to the Zoning Code to make the parking requirements more compatible with development goals and eliminate inconsistencies in the project development review process
- Create and implement area wide design guidelines
- Continue to promote home ownership opportunities by utilizing vacant lots for infill housing
- Create positive redevelopment opportunities through the development of the 7th and 9th Connector
- Implement comprehensive traffic calming measures to mitigate the effects of cut-through traffic
- Target and attract specific industries to establish a presence in the area.
Five-Year Strategic Plan
In October 2013, the CRA Board of Directors approved the Five-Year Strategic Plan which creates a transparent spending program tied to the objectives of the CRA Redevelopment Plan, over the course of the next five years. The Five-Year Program delineates the policies, programs and investments necessary to achieve the goals and objectives of the CRA Redevelopment Plan. The development of a Five-Year Program for the NPF CRA will create a transparent and simple framework to prioritize our efforts and chart a course for success.
Northwest-Progresso-Flagler Heights CRA Contact Information
Clarence E. Woods lll
Community Redevelopment Agency
914 Sistrunk Boulevard, Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311