U.S. 1 CRA (2015-2035)
In October 2015, a U.S. 1 CRA was created to address blighted areas including:
- New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport
- Historic Westside neighborhood
- West Canal Street
- Former K-Mart plaza (1724 State Road 44)
- Portions of North Causeway
- 180 acres of Florida East Coast Railway Company property
Two indicators of blight are code enforcement activity and crime reporting. From 2009 to 2012, areas in the U.S. 1 CRA represented 32% of code enforcement activity and 58% of police activity despite occupying less than 10% of the city’s land area.
For the latest updates, please download the full U.S. 1 CRA Grant Program presentation given to the City Commission on April 13, 2021.
Brownfield land is any previously developed land that is not currently in use that may be potentially contaminated. Download a 52-page State and Federal Brownfields/Healthfields Programs and Success Stories presentation here to learn about brownfield redevelopment grants and incentives, federal and state brownfield resources, brownfield and healthfield success stories, the path forward, and more.
Duss Street Streetscape - March 11, 2022
Jefferson Street Parking Lot - August 11, 2022
Capital Improvement Plan
The lifespan of the U.S. 1 CRA is 20 years, and funds can only be spent along the U.S. 1 corridor and in Historic Westside for the first 10 years.
Years 1-10 Projects
|Economic development and business location support|
|Remediation of brownfield sites|
|Property acquisition and preservation of economic incubator space||$400,000|
|Streetscape and pedestrian safety enhancements||$300,000|
|U.S. 1 & Canal Street intersection improvements||$250,000|
|Historic Westside housing improvements||$350,000|
|Pettis Park and Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum improvements||$250,000|
|Senior housing match for Florida Housing Finance Authority grant||$50,000|
|Partnerships for new affordable housing||$500,000|
|Central water and sewer connections|