1. Sozo wellness pharmacy live well be whole Sozo logo healthy foods herbs Chevron gas station logo

    Business Spotlights: Edison Express/Chevron Gas Station & Sozo Wellness Pharmacy

    This month's redevelopment area Business Spotlights are Sozo Wellness Pharmacy in the Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd. redevelopment area, sub-area 2, and Edison Express/Chevron Gas Station in the Cleveland Avenue redevelopment area, sub-area 2. Read More
  2. Doctor Peter Oscody p h d

    CRA Approves $20,000 for Incubation Program

    The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) recently approved an amount not to exceed $20,000 for the SWFL Enterprise Center (SWFEC) Incubation Program. Read More
  3. The Irving apartment complex rendering corner view

    CRA Approves The Irving for $4 Million Tax Increment Rebate

    The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) recently approved a tax increment rebate and development agreement for The Irving in downtown Fort Myers. Read More
  4. New C R A Staff Phyllis LeFlore Calloway and Phenicia McMillion

    CRA Welcomes New Staff

    The Fort Myers CRA welcomes new Assistant Director Phyllis LeFlore-Calloway and CRA Redevelopment Specialist Phenicia McMIllion! Read More
  5. Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board Member Gerri Ware

    Reappointed: CRA Advisory Board Member Gerri Ware

    Fort Myers CRA Advisory Board Member Gerri Ware has been reappointed to for another three-year term, through September 30, 2024. Ms. Ware has faithfully served on the board since October 2014. Read More
  6. Luminary Hotel Sunrise Photo from Luminary Hotel and Company

    CRA Receives Statewide Recognition for Luminary Hotel & Co.

    The City of Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency was recently honored with the Outstanding New Building Project award for the project, the Luminary Hotel & Co., in the 2021 Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) Awards. Read More
  7. Black Culture Center Rendering Image Roberto Clemente Park You Tube play words and enjoy in our city

    Black Culture Center Proposed for Roberto Clemente Park

    Watch this video to learn the significance of Fort Myers' proposed Black Culture Center planned for Roberto Clemente Park, along Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Boulevard in the Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd. redevelopment area, sub-area 2. Read More
  8. Revolving Housing Loan Program Words Fort Myers CRA Logo Palm Tree Gold Oval

    Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency announces Revolving Housing Loan Program

    The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) announces a Revolving Housing Loan Program available in the Cleveland Avenue and Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd. redevelopment areas. Read More
  9. Fort Myers C R A Advisory Board member Jami McCormick receives extraordinary service award

    CRA Advisory Board Member Jami McCormick Recognized for Extraordinary Service

    Fort Myers CRA Advisory Board Member Jami McCormick was recognized for her extraordinary service to the Agency and Advisory Board at the CRA's Advisory Board meeting on September 1st. Read More
  10. No Cost Business Consulting Southwest Florida Enterprise Center Floridas Small Business Development

    No-Cost Business Consulting at Enterprise Center

    Southwest Florida Enterprise Center (SWFEC) and the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) have joined forces to offer no-cost business consulting Tuesday and Thursday mornings! Read More
  11. September 2021 business spotlight Applied Physics Laboratories G P S timers Studio Four Thirteencake

    Business Spotlights: Applied Physics Laboratories LLC & Studio 4:13

    This month's redevelopment area Business Spotlights are Applied Physics Laboratories LLC & Studio 4:13. both located at the SWFL Enterprise Center in Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd. redevelopment area, sub-area 2. View their presentation for more details! Read More
  12. Fort Myers C R A 2021 2022 proposed budget presentation www.cityftmyers.com c r a

    Fort Myers CRA Proposed Budget Presentation

    CRA Fiscal Manager Cheryl Thornton presented the 2021-2022 fiscal year proposed budget to both the Fort Myers CRA Advisory Board and Board of Commissioners for Downtown, Cleveland Avenue, Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd., and Central Fort Myers redevelopment areas. Read More
  13. Business Spotlight Quartz and Clover Logo Lous Total Car Care Location Mechanic Images 2781682

    Business Spotlights: Quartz & Clover and Lou's Total Car Care

    This month's redevelopment area Business Spotlights are Quartz & Clover and Lou's Total Car Care. Quartz & Clover is in the Downtown area, and Lou's Total Car Care is in the Cleveland Avenue area. View their presentation for more details! Read More
  14. Three location artwork site in Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard redevelopment area

    National Call to Artists for Gateway Art

    In collaboration with the City of Fort Myers CRA and the Lee County Black History Society, the Fort Myers Public Art Committee is requesting artists to submit qualifications for a public art project at the Dr. MLK/VSSB Boulevards intersection. Read More
  15. Edison Awards 2022 Nomination Guide Image Edison Awards Logo Redevelopment Works Fort Myers CRA logo

    2022 Edison Awards Nominations Open August 1, 2021!

    Nominations for the 2022 Edison Awards open on August 1, 2021. The Fort Myers CRA supports the Edison Universe, together with the Horizon Foundation and the City of Fort Myers. Read More
  16. Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library picture logo and Fort Myers Cyclery bicycles logo

    Business Spotlights: SWFL Military Museum & Library and Fort Myers Cyclery

    This month's redevelopment area spotlights are Business Spotlights: SWFL Military Museum & Library and Fort Myers Cyclery. They are both located in the Cleveland Avenue redevelopment area. View their presentation for more details! Read More
  17. Redevelopment Works Fort Myers CRA Logo First Street Apartments Image and Title

    First Street Apartments Planned for Downtown Gateway

    First Street Apartments will make an inviting gateway into the Downtown core area! Read More
  18. Redevelopment Works Fort Myers CRA Logo Michele Hylton Terry Hosts Lee Pitts Live Television Show

    CRA Director Hosts "Redevelopment Works in Fort Myers" on Lee PItts Live Show

    Fort Myers CRA Director Michele Hylton-Terry hosted "Redevelopment Works in Fort Myers" on the Lee Pitts Live television show. Read More
  19. Revolving Housing Loan Program Words Fort Myers CRA Logo Palm Tree Gold Oval

    CRA Approves Final Pillar in Affordable Housing Strategy

    The CRA approved a Revolving Housing Loan Program, available in the Cleveland Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. redevelopment areas during FY2020. Read More
  20. First Street Planter Beautification

    First Street Planter Beautification Project

    Local resident Debora Gillen is partnering with the Fort Myers CRA beautify Downtown's First Street by adding square planters featuring attractive plants and palms suited to Florida's environment. Read More
  21. Staybridge Suites Rendering Angled View

    Staybridge Suites Hotel to Attract Larger Families to Fort Myers Downtown

    Staybridge Suites, a 100-suite hotel project located at 2465 Second Street, is planned for the Downtown redevelopment area. Read More
  22. Montage at Midtown apartment complex exterior rendering

    Montage at Midtown: Catalyst for Development in Midtown Fort Myers

    A new multifamily apartment complex, Montage at Midtown, will add 321 multifamily apartments to the Midtown section of Fort Myers' Downtown redevelopment area. It is expected to be a catalyst for additional development of the area. Read More
  23. Pit Stop Auto Repair logo and location and Legacy Harbour Marina Hotel and Suites pictures logo

    Business Spotlights: Pit Stop Auto Repair & Legacy Harbour Marina/Legacy Harbour Hotel & Suites

    This month's redevelopment area spotlights are Business Spotlights: Pit Stop Auto Repair &Legacy Harbour Marina/Legacy Harbour Hotel & Suites. They are both located in the Downtown redevelopment area. View their presentation for more details! Read More
  24. Welcome to Adriatic Boatworks of Southwest Florida IMAG History Science Center Celebrating 25 Years

    Business Spotlights: Adriatic Boatworks of SWFL & IMAG History & Science Center

    This month's redevelopment area spotlights are Adriatic Boatworks of SWFL & IMAG History & Science Center. They are both located in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. redevelopment area. View their presentation for more details! Read More
  25. Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Home Preservation Grant Roofer

    CRA Launches Home Preservation Program

    Owners of houses most urgently in need of repair will have a chance to save their homes under a partnership between the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. Read More
  26. Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Microenterprise Emergency Loan two women open sign

    CRA Approves Microenterprise Emergency Loan Program

    Small, local enterprises will get help to recover from the COVID-19 slowdown and expand their businesses under the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency’s (CRA) Microenterprise Emergency Loan Program. Read More
  27. Market Earth Blue Poppy U S American Legion Logos fort myers shirts store veterans day flag chicken

    Business Spotlights: Market Earth/Blue Poppy Boutique & American Legion Post 38

    This month's redevelopment area spotlights are Market Earth and Blue Poppy Boutique, and American Legion Post 38. They are all located in the Downtown redevelopment area. View their presentation for more details! Read More
  28. Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency 2020 Annual Report Cover Image

    Announcing: 2020 Fort Myers CRA Annual Report

    We are thrilled to deliver our 2020 Annual Report for your information. The CRA staff has worked diligently to produce a document that features the activities of 2020 in an attractive, professional report. Read More
  29. Pier One Yacht Sales Logo Boat in Water Fred&#39s Award World Logo Plaques on Wall Trophies

    Business Spotlights: Pier One Yacht Sales & Fred's Award World

    This month's redevelopment area spotlights are Pier One Yacht Sales, located in the Downtown redevelopment area, and Fred's Award World, located in the East Fort Myers redevelopment area. View their presentation for more details! Read More
  30. Three views of Lee County Sheriff Office Downtown Outreach Center Opening Ceremony Ribbon Cutting

    New Downtown Outreach Center

    On February 10, the Lee County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) opened their 6th Community Outreach Center at 2125 First Street in the Strayhorn Building. Read More
  31. Holiday House The Fort Myers Womans Community Club

    Holiday House 2020 Annual Report

    Please enjoy the Holiday House's annual report for the year 2020, as required by the terms of their grant agreement with the Fort Myers CRA. Read More
  32. River District Alliance Logo

    River District Alliance (RDA) Annual Report for 2020

    Please enjoy the River District Alliance's (RDA) annual report of activities for the year 2020, as required by the terms of their grant agreement with the Fort Myers CRA. Read More
  33. Green Cup Organic Cafe and Enjewel logos food picture boutique clothing picture

    Business Spotlights: Green Cup Cafe & Enjewel Boutique

    This month's redevelopment area spotlights are Green Cup Cafe and Enjewel Boutique, both located in the Downtown redevelopment area. View their presentation for more details! Read More
  34. Big Cals Soul Food Event Planning and Community Cooperative logos food preparation

    Business Spotlights: Big Cal Soul Food & Community Cooperative Community Cafe Kitchen

    This month's redevelopment area spotlights are Big Cal Soul Food and Community Cooperative Community Cafe Kitchen, both located in the Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd. redevelopment area. View their presentation for more details! Read More
  35. Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Redevelopment Specialist Renee Turbeville

    CRA Welcomes Community Redevelopment Specialist

    The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is proud to announce that Renee Turbeville has joined the CRA as Community Redevelopment Specialist. Read More
  36. McCollum Hall Renovations Rendering View A Redevelopment Works Fort Myers CRA Logo

    McCollum Hall Update

    On December 28, plans for the McCollum Hall Restoration Project received final approval! The final construction permit for the restoration work is ready for pick up. Construction begins in February. Build out will be completed 10 months or less. Read More
  37. Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Logo Commercial Property Improvement Grant Program Renderings

    Commercial Property Improvement Matching Grants Support Local Businesses

    The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Commercial Property Improvement Grant Program is a matching grant for commercial property owners and businesses within Fort Myers commercial redevelopment areas. Read More
  38. Business Spotlight Florida Rural Legal Services Incorporated and Splatter Dayz logos Family Painting

    Business Spotlights: Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. & Splatter Dayz Paint Studio

    This month's redevelopment area spotlights are Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc., and Splatter Dayz Paint Studio, both located in the Cleveland Avenue redevelopment area. View their presentation for more details! Read More
  39. Towles Garden Rendering Six Plex View

    Fort Myers CRA Supports More Affordable Housing in the Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd. Area

    Towles Garden, a 140-unit affordable townhome community in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. redevelopment area, was approved for a $4.9 million CRA tax increment rebate on December 2, 2020. Read More
  40. Palmera on the River Rendering

    Palmera on the River Apartments to be built on Downtown Vacant Property

    Palmera on the River, a 221-unit apartment community in the Downtown redevelopment area, was approved for a $9.535 million CRA tax increment rebate on December 2, 2020. Read More
  41. AC Hotel Rendering in daylight

    AC by Marriott Hotel to add 132 hotel rooms to Downtown redevelopment area, Approved for Rebate

    AC by Marriott Hotel, a 132-room hotel to be built in the Downtown redevelopment area, was approved for a tax increment rebate of $5.57 million at the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board of Commissioners meeting on October 14, 2020. Read More
  42. Hampton Inn Groundbreaking October 15, 2020 Groundbreaking and hotel images Fort Myers CRA logo

    Hampton Inn Groundbreaking Ceremony

    The groundbreaking ceremony for the Hampton Inn by Hilton was held on October 15, 2020. Read More
  43. Commissioners Henderson and Anthony, Congratulations, CRA Logo, Redevelopment Works

    CRA Commissioners Awarded for Years of Service

    CRA Commissioners Randall P. Henderson, Jr. and Gaile H. Anthony were recognized for their years of service on the CRA’s Board of Commissioners. Read More
  44. Silver Hills at Fort Myers Apartments Phase Two Courtyard

    Silver Hills at Fort Myers Apartments Phase II Approved for CRA Rebate

    Silver Hills at Fort Myers, Phase II, a 126-unit luxury multi-family apartment community to be built in the Downtown redevelopment area, was approved for a tax increment rebate of $4.965 million at the Board of Commissioners meeting on September 23. Read More
  45. View of St. Peter Claver Place Apartments Phase Two

    St. Peter Claver Place Phase II to Add 78 Affordable Apartments, Approved for TIF Rebate

    St. Peter Claver Place Apartments, Phase II, a 78-unit workforce housing apartment community to be built in the Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd. redevelopment area, was approved for a tax increment rebate of $2.6 million by Fort Myers CRA Commissioners on September 23. Read More
  46. Michele Hylton-Terry, Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director Square Image

    Michele Hylton-Terry Spotlighted by FutureMakers Coalition

    Fort Myers CRA Executive Director Michele Hylton-Terry was featured the FutureMakers Coalition August 28, 2020 newsletter as the issue's spotlight. Read More
  47. Progressive Women&#39s Day 2020 A Virtual Power Hour An Inspirational Hour with Progressive Women of

    Michele Hylton-Terry Participates on Progressive Women's Day 2020 Panel

    Fort Myers CRA Executive Director Michele Hylton-Terry appeared on Progressive Women's Day 2020 on September 26. It was a virtual hour with progressive women of Southwest Florida. Read More
  48. Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Business Spotlight Babyland Christian Academy

    Business Spotlight: Babyland Christian Academy

    This month's redevelopment area spotlight is Babyland Christian Academy, an early education school, located at 2329 Union Street, Suite 1 in the Downtown redevelopment area. View their presentation for more details! Read More
  49. Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget Cover

    FY 2020-2021 Fort Myers CRA Budget Adopted

    Fort Myers CRA's budget for the fiscal year 2020-2021 was adopted at the Board of Commissioners meeting on September 23, 2020. Several exciting new items have been added to the budget. Read More
  50. McCollum Hall Aerial view in 2019

    McCollum Hall Update: Exciting Vision & Design Features Presented, Timeline Extended

    McCollum Hall Redevelopment Associates/REVA Development Corporation have presented their vision for the historic landmark's new use and design finishes that highlight McCollum Hall's historic character. Read More
  51. Community Redevelopment Agency Leadership Gaile Anthony, Michele Hylton-Terry and Fred Burson

    Luminary Hotel & Co Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    The Luminary Hotel & Co Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Thursday, September 17, 2020. A number of local dignitaries were in attendance. Read More
  52. Photo montage of artists who will paint murals on McCollum Hall and their proposed artwork

    McCollum Hall Mural Artists Selected at Public Art Committee Meeting on Sept. 15

    Finalists J.P. Almonacid and Erik Schlake were both chosen as the mural artists for the Buck’s Backyard Mural Project at McCollum Hall by the City of Fort Myers Public Art Committee on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Read More
  53. Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Business Directory 2020-2021 Map Marker Image

    2020/2021 Business Directories Online

    The Fort Myers CRA has created business directories for its redevelopment areas. They are available online. Read More
  54. Edison Awards Image Innovations and Innovators Thomas A. Edison Signature and Likeness

    CRA Supports Prestigious Edison Awards

    Together with the Horizon Foundation, the City of Fort Myers, the Fort Myers CRA has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to support the Edison Universe. Read More
  55. Fort Myers CRA Attention Cleveland Avenue Redevelopment Area Tools Commercial Grants Image

    Cleveland Avenue Redevelopment Area Commercial Property Grants

    The Fort Myers CRA is offering several Commercial Property Grants in the Cleveland Avenue redevelopment area. Receive up to $50,000 in grant funds! Read More
  56. Fort Myers Downtown and River image

    TIF Rebate Guidelines Updated

    New criteria for the CRA's Tax Increment Rebate (TIF) Program were approved at the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board of Commissioners meeting on June 24, 2020. Read More
  57. Resource Page Important Links, Updates and Information. Stay Home Be Well. Fort Myers Community Rede

    Business Resources in response to COVID-19 Impact

    In Case You Need it: We have compiled a group of important sources for latest COVID-19 updates, responses, and post recovery information. Read More
  58. Live, Work, Play redevelopment CRA Newsletters Subscribe Now www.cityftmyers.com/cra CRA Logo

    CRA Newsletters

    Subscribe to the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) newsletters to keep up to date on the latest news! Read More
  59. Masons Famous Lobster Rolls Fort Myers CRA Business Spotlight Redevelopment Works Pictures of Owners

    Business Spotlight: Mason's Famous Lobster Rolls

    Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls is in the Fort Myers business spotlight! Mason’s opened in January 2020 at 2122 First Street in the Downtown redevelopment area. Read More
  60. McCollum Hall Aerial view in 2019

    McCollum Hall Update: Financing Secured, Performance Schedule & Consent to Lease Approved

    McCollum Redevelopment Associates, LLC/Reva Development Corporation has secured financing to complete the restoration of historic McCollum Hall, a former dance hall and retail center in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. redevelopment area. Read More
  61. Four images demonstrating Art on the Ground

    Connecting Dunbar Cultural Landmarks Project / Grant Application Submission Authorized by CRA Board

    Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to apply for a $25,000 to enhance the safety and pedestrian experience through the deployment of meaningful asphalt art installations along the route of Walk Dunbar Cultural Landmarks Tour. Read More
  62. Three coworkers viewing laptop computer

    Fort Myers CRA Job Creation & Talent Attraction: 17 Candidates, $81,000 Grant Funds

    The Fort Myers CRA Job Creation and Talent Attraction Program, a grant available to businesses in targeted industries, has welcomed a total of 17 candidates and a possible total of $81,000 to companies in targeted industries since December 2018. Read More
  63. Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Color Logo

    One Allure TIF Agreement Amendment Approved by CRA Board of Commissioners

    An amendment to the One Allure Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Rebate Agreement to extend the construction start date to July 1, 2020, was approved at the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board of Commissioners meeting on December 11. Read More
  64. Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director Michele Hylton Terry

    Michele Hylton-Terry Appointed to FRA Board of Directors

    Fort Myers CRA Executive Director Michele Hylton-Terry was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) on October 17, 2019, at the FRA’s Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida. Read More
  65. Dunbar Cultural Landmarks Tour App Map

    Dunbar Cultural Landmarks Tour App Available

    Now Available for Free Download: The Fort Myers Dunbar Cultural Landmarks Tour on the Florida Stories app. Read More
  66. Royal Palm Garden Apartments Rendering

    MLK Royal Palm Gardens Apartments Approved for CRA Rebate

    Royal Palm Gardens Apartments, a renovation of the already-established, 80-unit affordable housing community Jones Walker Palm Gardens Apartments, was approved for a tax increment rebate at the Fort Myers CRA Board of Commissioners meeting on October 23. Read More
  67. Hampton Inn Fort Myers Rendering

    Downtown Hampton Inn Hotel Approved for CRA Rebate

    Hampton Inn by Hilton Fort Myers, a four-story, 118-room hotel to be built in the Downtown redevelopment area, was approved for a tax increment rebate of $1.9 million at the Fort Myers CRA Board of Commissioners meeting on September 25. Read More
  68. Saint Peter Claver Place Apartments Rendering

    MLK St. Peter Claver Place Apartments Approved for CRA Rebate Approved for CRA Rebate

    Phase I of St. Peter Claver Place Apartments, to be developed by National Development of America and the Diocese of Venice, was approved for a tax increment rebate of $4 million at the Fort Myers CRA Board of Commissioners meeting on September 25. Read More
  69. Silver Hills Apartments Rendering

    Silver Hills Apartments/Edwards Co. & Silver Hills Dev, Inc., Approved for CRA Rebate

    Silver Hills at Fort Myers, a two-building, four-to-five-story luxury apartment community to be built in the Downtown redevelopment area, was approved for a tax increment rebate of $12.96 million, at the CRA Board of Commissioners meeting on August 28. Read More
  70. Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Fiscal Manager Cheryl Thornton

    Cheryl Thornton Earns FRA-RP Designation

    CRA Fiscal Manager Cheryl Thornton has earned the Florida Redevelopment Association’s Redevelopment Professional (FRA-RP) designation. Read More
  71. Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director holding Lee Pitts Live 2019 Economic De

    Michele Hylton-Terry Presented with 2019 Economic Development Person of the Year

    At the NAACP Freedom Fund Gala on Sept. 21, Master of Ceremonies Lee Pitts presented Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Executive Director Michele Hylton-Terry with the Lee Pitts Live 2019 Economic Development Person of the Year Award. Read More
  72. Title Image of Collaboratory: Propelling Midtown into the Future video

    The Collaboratory: Propelling Midtown into the Future (Video)

    The Collaboratory is southwest Florida’s first public sphere where people from different backgrounds, interests and areas of expertise exchange ideas—either in person or virtually worldwide through the ultra-high-speed Florida Lambda Rail network. Read More
  73. West End at City Walk Exterior Sitting Area image

    West End at City Walk To Begin Construction

    West End at City Walk, the apartment component of West First Street’s City Walk project, will begin construction soon. Read More
  74. Seaboard Waterside Apartments Rendering

    MLK Seaboard Waterside Apartments/Greenwald LLC Approved for CRA Rebate

    Seaboard Waterside Apartments, an 8-story, 420-rental unit to be built in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (MLK) redevelopment area, was approved for a tax increment rebate of $11.48 million at the CRA Board of Commissioners meeting on July 17. Read More
  75. Luminary Hotel Exterior at Topping Out Ceremony

    Luminary Hotel Topping Out Ceremony

    Luminary Hotel & Co. celebrated a milestone on June 6, 2019, when its final structural beam was hoisted in place. Read More
  76. Vantage Lofts Apartments Rendering in the Downtown Redevelopment Area

    Downtown Vantage Lofts/DevMar Approved for CRA Rebate

    Vantage Lofts, a luxury rental apartment complex to be built in the Downtown redevelopment area, was approved for an increment rebate of $11.4 million, at the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board of Commissioners meeting on June 26. Read More
  77. Grand Central Apartment Construction Aerial View from the Southeast

    Grand Central Update

    The Grand Central apartments under construction and appear to be on pace for completion by March 2020. All Retail is completed and open for business. Read More
  78. New Landscape design for Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard

    New CFM Landscaping Plan for Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd

    David M. Jones and Associates, Inc., Gregory J. Diserio, RLA, has worked with J.B. Schuetz, Parks and Beautification Manager with the City of Fort Myers, to create a new landscape design for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (State Road 82). Read More
  79. East Fort Myers redevelopment area spotlight Alma&#39s Fashion Boutique

    EFM Spotlight: Alma's Fashion Boutique, Inc.

    This month's East Fort Myers redevelopment area spotlight is Alma's Fashion Boutique, Inc., dress and gown shop, located at 3623 Palm Beach Boulevard. View their video for more details! Read More
  80. Logo of FieldEdge company that was approved to participate in CRA Job Creation and Talent Attraction

    FieldEdge Approved to Participate in CRA Job Program

    FieldEdge, formerly dESCO, was approved to participate in the CRA Job Creation & Talent Attraction Program. FieldEdge is the company that invented service software for contractors. Read More
  81. Photo of Wall Art showing possibilities for Fort Myers Art Stumble

    Art Stumble 2020 Approved by CRA Board of Commissioners

    Art Stumble 2020, a mural-painting project on the wall behind McCollum Hall and a corresponding event by the Fort Myers Mural Society, was approved at the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board of Commissioners meeting on December 11. Read More
  82. East Fort Myers redevelopment area spotlight La Michoacana

    EFM Spotlight: La Michoacana Ice Cream Shop

    This month's East Fort Myers redevelopment area spotlight is La Michoacana ice cream shop, located at 3629 Palm Beach Boulevard. View their video for more details! Read More
  83. Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Fiscal Manager Cheryl Thornton

    Cheryl Thornton Joins Fort Myers CRA, Receives Promotion

    The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is proud to announce that Cheryl Vaughan Thornton, who joined the CRA in September 2018 as Community Redevelopment Manager, and was promoted to the role of Fiscal Manager for the Agency in March 2019. Read More
  84. Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Color Logo

    The Truth About Community Redevelopment Agencies

    These community-minded entities can be structured differently but have common goals. April 2019 Gulfshore Business article by Lori Johnston. Read More
  85. Cigent Technology Incorporated logo

    First Company Approved to Participate in CRA Job Program

    The first company approved to participate in Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency’s (CRA) Job Creation & Talent Attraction Program is Cigent Technology Inc. Read More
  86. Barden Street Community Garden Learning Center design example

    More Than Just a Garden – Barden Street’s New Community Garden Selected for $13,000 Grant

    On February 27, 2019, CRA commissioners approved a grant for up to $13,000 to complete the $246,000 Barden Street Community Garden Learning Center (BCG), requested by the I Will Mentorship Foundation. Read More
  87. East Fort Myers redevelopment area spotlight Andy&#39s Mini Market

    EFM Spotlight: Andy's Mini Market & Grocery

    This month's East Fort Myers redevelopment area spotlight is Andy's Mini Market & Grocery, located at 3805 Palm Beach Boulevard. View their video for more details! Read More
  88. Completed medians along Cleveland Avenue

    Cleveland Avenue Medians Completed

    Beautification of the medians and underneath the Colonial Boulevard overpass has been completed! Read More
  89. East Fort Myers redevelopment area spotlight El Caribe Latin Flavor Cuban Restaurant and Bakery

    EFM Spotlight: El Caribe Latin Flavor Cuban Restaurant & Bakery

    This month's East Fort Myers redevelopment area spotlight is El Caribe Latin Flavor Cuban Restaurant & Bakery, located at 3917 Palm Beach Boulevard. View their video for more details! Read More
  90. East Fort Myers redevelopment area spotlight Neenie&#39s House

    EFM Spotlight: Neenie's House

    This month's East Fort Myers redevelopment area spotlight is Neenie's House, located at 481 Marsh Avenue. View their video for more details! Read More
  91. Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Senior Administrative Assistant Sheryl Rea

    Sheryl Rea Joins Fort Myers CRA

    The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is proud to announce that Sheryl Rea joined the CRA in January 2019 as Sr. Administrative Assistant. Read More
  92. Customized Medical/Fire Rescue Utility Task Vehicle, also known as UTV

    CRA purchases Medical/Fire Rescue Utility Task Vehicle for Fort Myers River District Special Events

    CRA Board approved the purchase of a customized Medical/Fire Rescue Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) for $26,000 using Downtown redevelopment area funds, to be used by the Fire Department to better navigate through the River District’s growing special events. Read More
  93. Three coworkers viewing laptop computer

    New Job Creation & Talent Attraction Program

    The CRA’s program will incentivize the creation and retention of full-time employment within the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Areas by offering a grant payment to companies that create or relocate high wage full-time jobs within an area. Read More