The overall goal of the CRA is to eliminate slum and blight in our targeted redevelopment areas through the implementation of each area’s community redevelopment plan, foster dynamic and vibrant commercial and residential environments and expand economic opportunities in our community.


In November 1995, the Fort Lauderdale City Commission adopted Resolution 95-170, creating the Northwest-Progresso-Flagler Heights CRA (NPF-CRA).


The Fort Lauderdale City Commission serves as the Community Redevelopment Agency Board of Directors. The CRA Advisory Board also serves as key advisors and advocates to help promote redevelopment activities and recommend initiatives.


Just minutes from downtown, the NPF CRA is ideally located to both public and private transit options, including the Sun Trolley’s northwest community link to connect to the Tri-Rail, near the site of the All Aboard Florida station that will connect to the Sun Trolley and Broward County Transit system, the future Wave Streetcar, minutes from Interstate 95, Florida’s Turnpike, Port Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.


The CRA has invested more than $26 million in public infrastructure improvements including the Sistrunk Corridor Streetscape, lighting enhancements throughout the CRA, and funding business grants and incentives to help improve commercial properties throughout the redevelopment area.