The Collier County Community Redevelopment Agency was created by the Collier County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on March 14, 2000 by Resolution 2000-82. The Agency has two redevelopment areas: The Bayshore/Gateway Triangle Community Redevelopment Area (BGTCRA) and Immokalee Community Redevelopment Area. The BGTCRA is compromised of approximately 1,800 acres with a wide range of residential and commercial properties. Funding for the CRA comes from Tax Increment Financing (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 property owners.
Redevelopment Plan Update:
In 2000, the Board of County Commissioners adopted the Collier County Community Redevelopment Plan and after 18 years of steady improvements in the area, the CRA approved updating the plan to review the current conditions and establish a vision for the next 20 years. In January 2018, Board approved a contract with TOA Design Group to update the plan. In April 2018, a series of meetings were held to gather public input. The public is invited to attend the next Community Forum to provide input on the draft plan which is scheduled for:
Date: September 6, 2018
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Naples Botanical Gardens
4820 Bayshore Dr.
Naples, FL 34112
Mini Triangle Catalyst Project:
The sale of the 5.27 acre catalyst project continues to move forward. In 2018, the rezoning and comprehensive plan amendment was approved. In addition, the Board approved the Cell Tower Agreement with Crown Castle setting the terms and conditions to decommission, demolish and remove the existing tower on the property and terminate the lease in advance of 2024. Closing on the property was contingent on the removal of the tower. Based on the purchase agreement, the closing is expected in April 2019.
Fire Suppression Phase 2 CDBG Grant Award – The Bayshore Gateway Triangle CRA received notice that the project was awarded $227,960 to continue improving fire safety in the community by increasing water pressure and installing fire hydrants along Becca Avenue and Pine Street. The project is a partnership with the City of Naples. The City will be contributing approximately $332,000 plus design and engineering services. CDBG Agreements are scheduled for consideration at the September 11 BCC Meeting. Phase 1 was completed in April 2018 with the assistance of a $330,000 CDBG grant and $190,282 contribution by the City of Naples. Phase 1 improvements were completed along Gordon Avenue, Collee Court, and Peter Drive.