The Northeast Community Redevelopment Agency (NECRA) is a public agency that was created in 1989 by the City Council at the request of neighborhood residents who wanted to revitalize the area. The NECRA district generally includes the area south of Limit Avenue, north of 11th Avenue, east of Baker Street, and west of U.S. Highway 441.
Who We Are
The agency is made up of a board, an Advisory Committee, and city staff. The board, which consists of the seven members of City Council, is the decision-making body. The Advisory Committee is a seven-member volunteer committee made up of city residents and business owners appointed by the City Council. The staff of the Planning and Development Department works with the NECRA Board and Advisory Committee to carry out the agency’s responsibilities and activities.
The NECRA is charged with undertaking redevelopment functions in the Northeast Community Redevelopment District. The NECRA has fulfilled this function by making improvements to public grounds and infrastructure, such as parking, road rights of way, and parks. These improvements are intended to encourage investment into private properties in the area and to increase business activity.
Regular meetings of the Advisory Committee are held quarterly. They are held the second Tuesday of February, May, September, and November, beginning at 6:00 pm at the Martin Luther King Center, located at 803 Florida Avenue.
The NECRA Board meets after the City Council. Special meetings are called as needed.
The City Council meets the first and third Tuesday at 7:00 pm in the City Hall Board Room, located on the first floor of City Hall at 510 North Baker Street.
The public is encouraged to attend any and all meetings.