Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRA)
We have served as general and special counsel for a number of Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRA) in South Florida including the Naranja Lakes CRA, City of Boca Raton CRA, City of Homestead HERO, Coral Springs CRA and City of Hollywood CRA. We have unrivaled experience in CRA representation including general government, land development and redevelopment matters involving the preparation and adoption of DRI development orders and land development regulations and comprehensive plan amendments.
In addition to the necessary land use expertise, the legal services we provide to CRAs also include real estate development expertise such as the preparation and negotiation of development agreements, ground leases, financing and security agreements and documentation of enterprise community grants and revolving loan fund matters.
We are also considered a "thought leader" concerning CRAs as a result of our involvement with new urbanism and Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) design and regulations. We currently work with various municipal staffs, consultants and developers to prepare regulations and development plans for the creation of TNDs. These regulations and development plans include design criteria for mixed-use commercial/residential districts and governmental complexes comprised of components such as city halls, cultural arts centers, libraries and educational facilities with the incorporation of significant open space requirements. We have been involved as legal counsel to municipalities regarding TND projects including Mizner Park (Boca Raton), Abacoa (Jupiter) and City Place (West Palm Beach).
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