The Bayshore/Gateway Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was created by the Collier County Board of County Commissioners on March 14, 2000 by Ordinance 2000-82. The total area comprises approximately 1,800 acres with a wide range of residential and commercial properties. Funding for the CRA comes from Tax Increment Finance (TIF). TIF is a portion of the property taxes generated above what was received by the County prior to the CRA being established and does not result in any additional tax to the resident. Bayshore/Gateway Redevelopment Plan was approved on June 13, 2000 by Resolution 2000-181 to address deteriorating physical and economic conditions then prevailing within Bayshore/Gateway Triangle area.
Since the adoption of the 2000 Redevelopment Plan much as changed and accomplishes are being realized within the redevelopment area including: streetscape improvements, stormwater and infrastructure improvements, pedestrian pathways, crime reduction, façade improvements and the opening of the Botanical Gardens.
The Bayshore Beautification MSTU and Haldeman Creek Dredging MSTU is managed by the CRA staff. TheBayshore Beautification MSTU is charged with the beautification and maintenance of the public right-of-ways within their defined boundaries. The Haldeman MSTU is charged with the future dredging and maintenance of Haldeman Creek. The MSTU’s are funded through a millage rate set by the MSTU’s Enabling Ordinance and modified by the Board of County Commissioner’s each year.