Newtown and Downtown Community Redevelopment Area (CRA)

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In 2008, the Newtown Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was established to implement redevelopment activities that include eliminating “blight and slum” conditions, increasing the tax base, and encouraging private and public investments.

The Newtown CRA Plan has eight focus strategies:

  • economic development
  • housing
  • land use
  • transportation
  • community health safety and welfare
  • infrastructure
  • urban design/parks
  • administration


The CRA was designed to provide incentives to further encourage revitalization and redevelopment in the Newtown and Downtown communities.

The Newtown and Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Advisory Boards consists of nine members each, appointed by the City Commission.

  • Newtown and Downton Advisory Boards Meet Quarterly - Schedule
  • Newtown And Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) - Plan Audit
  • The Florida Redevelopment Association -
  • The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way Corridor Study - Economic Development Plan
  • Community Redevelopment Area Financial Reporting
  • The Gibbs Report – Newtown and Downtown Retail Market Analysis

Contact Us

1782 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Sarasota, FL 34234
Telephone: (941) 365-2200, Ext. 3220

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