Cocoa Community Redevelopment Agency (Cocoa CRA)
About the Cocoa CRA
Redevelopment Agency Board Rules and Procedures
The Agency shall consist of the five City of Cocoa Council members and two additional members who reside or are engaged in business in the corporate limits of the City per Section 163.357 Florida Statutes. The two additional members are chosen by Council through an application and verification process. The terms of the two additional members shall be four (4) years. The CRA members follow the Florida Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees (Part III of Chapter 112, Florida Statutes).
Cocoa CRA Board Members
Agency Chairperson - Michael C. Blake, Mayor
Agency Vice Chair - James "Alex" Goins, District 1
Agency Member - LaVander Hearn, District 2
Agency Member - Rip Dyal, District 3
Agency Member - Lorraine Koss, District 4
Agency Member - Vacant
Agency Member - Janne Etz
Cocoa CRA 2021 Meeting Schedule
July 12 (Special Meeting - Does not fall on regular night)
September 13 (Special Meeting - Does not fall on regular night)
Commercial Facade Improvement Program
The Cocoa Community Redevelopment Agency administers matching grants up to $10,000 for qualified properties through the Commercial Facade Improvement Program.
Cocoa CRA Plans
- 1980 Cocoa CRA Redevelopment Plan
- 1997 Cocoa CRA Redevelopment Plan
- 2008 Cocoa Waterfront Master Plan
- 2018 Cocoa Waterfront Master Plan Update
- 2018 Cocoa CRA Redevelopment Plan Update
Cocoa CRA Projects
603 Brevard Avenue FKA Old City Hall Site (New Hotel)The Cocoa CRA and the City of Cocoa have entered into a Development Agreement with Lodging Decisions, Inc. to begin the design and planning phases of the new Cocoa Village Hotel Project. Once the developer finalizes all plans and receives approval for construction, a new hotel featuring retail shops, a 107 room hotel and a parking garage. Expected completion date: late 2022.
The City received a Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) Grant in 2020 to complete the engineering analysis of the boat channel from the existing boat ramp out to the end of the City's submerged land lease. The analysis will determine how much dredging will need to take place to remove muck and silt to allow for larger vessels to dock and launch from Lee Wenner Park. The analysis project will lead to a dredging activity in 2021.
Boat Ramp Rehabilitation Project
The City received a Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) Grant in 2020 to complete the engineering design on the existing boat ramp. This design project will lead to a construction project in 2021 of the boat ramp and launching areas.