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Background With the rebound in the economy over the past few years, the CRA has enjoyed an increase in revenues. To fulfill the requirement that CRA funds be spent in a timely manner, staff identified a need for the creation of a work plan to identify priorities for projects and allocation of funding.
this effort. If approved by the CRA Board, staff will use the Work Plan and Incentives List as a basis to 2.1 Packet Pg. 2 Page 2 of 2 begin implementing programs, promoting incentive programs for prospective businesses, and developing future CRA budgets.
02 1 C RA W or k P lan an d I nc en tiv es Li st) unique for cities of its size within Polk County in that it does not have a hotel (such as a Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn, etc.) containing 80-100 units and meeting/conference facilities. This type of hotel, working in partnership with the Lake Eva Event Center, could not only increase potential
project. Langston Avenue Property Development The City owns 5 acres on Langston Avenue, west of MacKay Drive. This property is appropriately located for residential development, due to the surrounding uses in the area. Staff proposes that a Request for Proposals (RFP) be obtained from interested developers for this property. Other options for the development of this property for residential use, with perhaps a small portion of the site for a neighborhood park are listed below:
activities/approvals to facilitate residential development of the site. These activities include obtaining a boundary/topographical survey, Phase I environmental report, preliminary plat 2.1.a Packet Pg. 5 A tta ch m en t: CR A W O RK P LA N [R ev isi on
lot, a total of 400,000 would be needed to develop this site. Develop Housing in CRA There are several parcels (some of which are city owned) throughout the City that could serve as good locations for either single-family or multi-family housing. To promote more housing opportunities in the CRA, staff proposes to set aside funding to assist with the visioning, marketing, negotiating, and other related aspects. The intent is not to build, but
and viable businesses and spaces. If desired, specific uses and activities could be targeted. This program would be modeled after a similar program used by the City of Auburndale. Staff proposes to implement this program with a budget of 100,000. 2020-2021
there will be an increased need for more city staff. Based on this, it is time to begin planning for future growth. Concurrent with any expansion, there will be a need for additional parking. To address both of these concerns, staff proposes to purchase property in downtown near the city hall/library complex. 500,000 is proposed for this purpose. East Side Neighborhood Park The City owns several lots at the corner of Oakley Avenue and
Housing Assistance 50,000 50,000 50,000 150,000 Housing Repair 50,000 50,000 100,000 Fa ade Grants 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 200,000 Building Redevelopment Grant 100,000 100,000 200,000 CRA Impact Fee Repayment 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 400,000 CRA Marketing Plan 35,000 35,000 Targeted Incentives 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 200,000 Downtown Plan Update 60,000 60,000 Wayfinding Signage 100,000 100,000 Downtown Plan Implementation 100,000 100,000 200,000 Downtown Multi-family Housing 500,000 500,000 7th Street Parking Lot 75,000 75,000
70,000 70,000 East Side Plan Implementation 100,000 100,000 200,000 East Side Neighborhood Park 75,000 75,000 CRA Plan Update 70,000 70,000 Langston Avenue Property 400,000 400,000 Downtown Municipal Complex/Parking Garage 500,000 500,000 Oakland Pool TBD 2.1.a Packet Pg. 7 A tta ch m en t: CR A W O RK P LA N [R ev isi on
The purpose of these incentives are to assist prospective businesses that may wish to locate within the Haines City CRA. Listed below are some examples of incentive programs available thru the CRA: Utility Fee Reimbursement The purpose of this incentive is to assist new businesses with the initial start-up costs by either paying for and/or providing a reimbursement. Examples of reimbursable Utility Fees could include connection fees and the first 3 to 6 monthly payments.
The City of Haines City collects Impact Fees for Police, Fire, Transportation, Water, and Sewer. For residential uses, the City collects impact Fees for Libraries and Parks/Recreation. The CRA may be able to provide a partial reimbursement of Impact Fees to help lower the initial costs of establishing a new business within the CRA. Permit Fee Reimbursement Similar to Impact Fees, most new development or redevelopment activity requires permits for both vertical (i.e., building) and horizontal (such as site development) construction. The CRA may be able to assist prospective businesses by either paying for certain permit fees or providing a reimbursement, thereby lowering the initial start-up costs. Fa ade, Building, and Site Redevelopment Grants This grant is an incentive for property/business owners and tenants to make substantial capital improvements to buildings and real property. The intent of this grant is to spur redevelopment activity to improve an area.
for multiple incentive programs. The specific incentives and other provisions for each project will need to be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Any incentives will also require approval by the CRA Board and/or the City Commission. Please contact either Mark J. Bennett, Deputy Director of Development Services/CRA Manager at (863) 421-9909 email@example.com or Richard Greenwood, Director of Development Services at (863) 421-9933 firstname.lastname@example.org 2.1.b Packet Pg. 8 A tta ch m en t: CR A IN CE NT IV ES L IS T 5- 21 -1 8 (2 01 8-2 02
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