Delray CRA Selects Development Team with Local Ties for New Project; Equity Enterprises USA Partners with Delray Architect, Contractor for West Atlantic Project

The Delray Beach CRA has selected a development team led by Equity Enterprises USA to redevelop 6.23 acres of downtown property along the West Atlantic Avenue corridor. The development team includes a local architect firm and general contractor. - October 29, 2013

New iPic Theater Slated for Downtown Delray Beach; CRA Chooses Office, Entertainment Complex for Redevelopment Site

The Delray Beach CRA has awarded an RFP for 1.57 acres in the downtown core to a proposal that includes a new iPic Theater and 42,000 S.F. of Class A office space. The project stands to bring nearly 300 jobs to the city and could be completed by 2016. - August 25, 2013

Delray GreenMarket Relocates to Old School Square Park

The Delray GreenMarket is relocating to the Old School Square Park on NE 2nd Avenue, in the downtown Pineapple Grove Arts District, for its 17th season, beginning Saturday, October 13 at 9 a.m. - September 13, 2012

CRA Grant Helps Recycling-Industry Company Complete Delray Beach Headquarters

Recycling-industry company REPCO Services, LLC is relocating its corporate headquarters to Delray Beach, Fla. A grant from the Delray Beach CRA helps fund unexpected costs encountered during the renovation project. - August 08, 2012

Delray CRA Funds New Public Art Feature for West Atlantic Plaza; Dedication Ceremony Set for June 27

A dedication ceremony for a new public art feature at the West Atlantic Plaza is set for Wed., June 27, 6pm. The 12-foot sculpture, funded by the Delray Beach CRA, honors the city's early African American settlers. - June 21, 2012

Delray Beach CRA Approves Development Incentive for West Atlantic Hotel; Developer Commits to Local Hiring

Delray Beach CRA approves $332,348.60 incentive for new downtown hotel proposed for 900-block of W. Atlantic Ave. The incentive agreement includes a voluntary commitment from Prime Investors & Developers to hire staff from the local community. - May 31, 2012

CRA Increases Incentive for Downtown Retailers; More Help Available for Exterior Improvements

The Delray Beach CRA now offers higher reimbursements for exterior improvements to retailers in the downtown core under the Site Development Assistance Program. - May 02, 2012

West Atlantic Avenue Redevelopment Gains Momentum in Delray Beach

The Delray Beach CRA has been assembling land for redevelopment and improving the West Atlantic Avenue corridor, seeking to extend downtown business activity from the beach to I-95. With ongoing negotiations to bring a new hotel and the issuance of a new RFP for 5 acres, their redevelopment efforts are gaining momentum. - March 23, 2012

Delray Beach CRA Launches Awareness Campaign to Inform, Educate Public

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is kicking off a new public outreach campaign with CRA Awareness Month in March 2012. A series of activities and events have been planned to raise awareness of the CRA's mission and initiatives. - March 07, 2012

CRA Incentive Helps Delray Beach Hotel Developer Cover Construction Costs

The Delray Beach CRA has approved a $431K development incentive for the developer of a new Hyatt Place hotel in the city's Pineapple Grove Arts District. The 134-room hotel will bring new jobs, visitors and increased economic activity to the downtown district. - December 21, 2011

Delray Redevelopment Project Wins State Award; Delray CRA One of Twelve Winners

The Delray Beach CRA was one of 12 agencies honored by the Florida Redevelopment Association with a statewide redevelopment award. The renovation of the Palm Manor Apartments won an award in the "Outstanding Affordable Housing Project" category. - November 11, 2011

Delray CRA Seeking Community Input on Proposed West Atlantic Hotel; Two Public Meetings Scheduled

The Delray Beach CRA is seeking community input on the proposed construction of a 4-story hotel in the 900-block of West Atlantic Avenue. Public meetings are scheduled for Tues., Oct. 25 at 6:30pm and Tues., Nov. 15 at 5:30pm. - October 16, 2011

Delray GreenMarket Ready for 16th Season; Market Reopens on Saturday, Oct. 15th

The Delray GreenMarket reopens for its sixteenth season on Saturday, October 15th, along the street on SE 4th Avenue, a half block south of E. Atlantic Avenue. The market will take place every Saturday morning through May 12, 2012, from 9am-2pm. Shoppers can find farm-to-table produce and herbs,... - October 14, 2011

New Guidelines for Community Sponsorship Program; Delray Beach CRA Still Offers Grants for Local Nonprofits

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency approved new guidelines for its Community Sponsorship Grant Program, which offers annual contributions up to $1,500 to local nonprofits. Organizations must now show how they further at least one of the CRA's seven Overall Needs. - May 29, 2011

Delray GreenMarket Announces 10th Annual Easter Bonnet Pet Parade

The Delray GreenMarket will host its 10th annual Easter Bonnet Pet Parade on Saturday, April 23rd. At 10am, pets will parade through downtown from Old School Square to the GreenMarket for judging and prizes. Free admission and fun for the family. - April 15, 2011

CRA Presents Awards for Curb Appeal Projects; Two Single-Family Home Transformations Highlighted

The Delray Beach CRA recognized two successful Curb Appeal residential improvement projects in and awards ceremony held during the CRA board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 10th. - February 16, 2011

Delray CRA Seeking Consultant for Cultural Facility; New Arts Incubator Coming to the Pineapple Grove Arts District

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency has issued a Request for Qualifications for a consultant to conduct a feasibility study, development plan and facility business plan for a 15,000 square-foot warehouse in the Pineapple Grove Arts District that will become a new arts incubator. Submittals are due by 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 3, 2011. - December 31, 2010

New Push to Redevelop Prime Land on West Atlantic Avenue

In December, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency will issue a Request for Proposals to develop nearly eight acres of prime real estate along the West Atlantic Avenue corridor to attract new businesses and jobs to downtown Delray Beach. - December 17, 2010

CRA Set to Relocate Historic House; Harvel House Moving to Historic Fifth Avenue

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is relocating a historic single-family structure from a privately-owned lot to vacant lot in the West Settler's Historic District, on NW 5th Ave. on December 16th beginning at 5 a.m. - December 15, 2010

New Tech Business Welcomed in Delray Beach

Multivista South Florida is a Delray Beach-based company that provides high-tech progressive photographic documentation services to help property owners, general contractors and architects monitor their construction projects. - December 10, 2010

Putt'N Around Delray: New Miniature Golf Course a Hit with Locals and Tourists

Putt'N Around Delray, a new miniature golf course in downtown Delray Beach, Fla., offers affordable entertainment for the entire family. The two 18-hole courses double as a lush garden, lined with more than 300 plants and trees. - December 03, 2010

CRA Reissues Call to Artists; Increases Budget for West Atlantic Plaza Sculpture

The Delray Beach CRA has reissued an RFQ for the design of a public art feature for the newly constructed West Atlantic Avenue Public Plaza. The CRA has budgeted $25,000 for the project. Submittals are due by 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. - November 26, 2010

Crumbling Home of Pioneering Family Set for Restoration

The Delray Beach CRA, Community Land Trust, and Stuart & Shelby Development are partnering to save the historic 86-year-old Franklin House by rebuilding the home to provide affordable housing. - November 12, 2010

New Director Organizes Delray Beach Arts Collaborative

The Creative City Collaborative is a nonprofit umbrella organization that promotes art and culture in Delray Beach, Fla. Its new director is tasked with raising funds, developing programs, and creating an arts incubator in the coming months. - September 17, 2010

Delray CRA Sponsors Free Nonprofit Workshop

The Delray CRA is sponsoring a free workshop for local nonprofits on Mon., Sept. 20th at the Delray Public Library, 8am to 5pm. “Adding Structure to your Nonprofit” will will cover business plans, operations manuals and financial plans. - September 05, 2010

Refurbished Delray Beach Apartments Create a Sense of Community

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is nearing the completion of a $1M renovation to Palm Manor Apartments, a 25-unit affordable apartment complex on SW 9th Avenue. The project has made a big difference in the Delray Beach community. - September 03, 2010

Delray Beach CRA's Silver Anniversary Recalls Milestone in Downtown's Turnaround

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is now 25 years old. The dramatic turnaround of downtown Delray is credited to many, but the CRA has led the development that has brought thousands of new residents and enhanced the tax base. - July 04, 2010

CRA Expands Exterior Improvement Grants; Higher Incentives Along N. Federal Hwy, Railroad Corridor

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency has expanded two of its grant programs to offer more incentives for exterior property improvements along the downtown FEC Railroad corridor and North Federal Highway. The Paint-Up Program, previously available only in the West Atlantic area of the... - June 19, 2010

CRA Creates New Business Incentives

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency has created three new economic development incentive programs that reward new and existing businesses for creating higher-paying jobs and high-end office space in the CRA District. The Job Creation Bonus (JCB) Program and the Relocation Development... - May 22, 2010

New Parking Lot Good for Business and Environment

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency has built a new 14-space "green" parking lot in the Pineapple Grove Arts District. Consisting of pervious pavers, decorative LED lighting, and low-volume irrigation, the lot will provide more parking for nearby businesses while incorporating public art components. - April 16, 2010

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