The Port Orange Town Center Community Redevelopment District is comprised of three hundred and seven (307) parcels constituting two hundred seventy-one (271) acres of land situated within the eastern section of Port Orange.
This area historically served as the commercial core of the City. The creation of the Port Orange Town Center Community Redevelopment District in 1998 was the first of many steps to be undertaken by the City to ensure that this historic area of the community remains a viable center of commercial and civic activity.
The vision for the "rebirth" of Town Center includes a strong emphasis on mixed-use development. The goal is to create a signature destination that reestablishes Port Orange's image as a premier waterfront community.
Port Orange Town Center is comprised of five Special Character Districts. These Special Character Districts are; Riverwalk, Causeway, Down Under, Dunlawton Village, and Ridgewood Avenue.
Each of these districts have their own unique attributes and opportunities, but they all share the same vision of a revitalized "heart of Port Orange"; a unique place within the community that blends history, culture and public access to the water.
|Port Orange Town Center CRA General Information|
|Registered Agent's Name:||Penelope Cruz|
|Telephone:||(386) 506-5671 |
|Status:||Dependent Special District|
|Local Governing Authority:||City of Port Orange |
|Date Created/Established:||December 15, 1998|
|Creation Method:||Local Ordinance|
|Governing Body:||Local Governing Authority Appoints |
|Revenue Source:||Tax Increment Financing|
|Board Members:||Click here to contact Town Center CRA Board Members|
|Documents Related to Port Orange Town Center CRA|
POTC CRA Boundary
POTC Redevelopment Plan
Under Florida law (Chapter 163, Part III), local governments can create Community Redevelopment Areas (CRAs) when certain conditions exist. To document that the required conditions exist, the local government must study the proposed redevelopment area and prepare a Finding of Necessity, a formal study that documents the specific blight conditions. Examples of conditions that can support the creation of a CRA include, but are not limited to, substandard or deteriorating structures, inadequate infrastructure, lack of parking areas and poor lot layout. If the Finding of Necessity determines that the required conditions exist, the local government may create a CRA to provide the tools needed to foster and support redevelopment. Since Volusia County is a charter county, the city must also have the county's approval prior to establishing the CRA. Once a CRA is established, improvements are funded by taking any new property tax revenues from the city and the county (above the base level of what was being collected at the time the CRA was created) and reinvesting them back directly into the CRA. This tax increment can then be used together with grant monies and private investment to redevelop and revitalize the area. CRAs are approved for a set time period and thereafter, all property tax dollars revert back to the respective taxing authorities.
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