Cocoa Community Redevelopment Agency (Cocoa CRA)

About the Cocoa CRA 

The Cocoa CRA is located from the northern boundary of Mitchell Street, with the western boundary at the Florida East Coast Railroad, eastern boundary along the western shoreline of the Indian River and the southern boundary at Rosa L. Jones Drive. 
 
The Cocoa CRA was established through City of Cocoa Ordinance No. 10-81 (PDF) and is governed by a 7-member board, which meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m. at Cocoa City Hall at 65 Stone Street in Cocoa Village. 

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 - Edward Lanni
Agency Member - Janne Etz
 

Cocoa CRA 2020 Meeting Schedule


January 8
February 12
March 11
April 8
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 12
September 9
October 14
November 11 (May change due to holiday)
December 9

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


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.
 


Dredging Project

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.  





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