Ballard Building Challenges CRA Assumptions

Ballard Building Challenges CRA Assumptions

A major assumption used by the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to secure financial assistance for projects is being challenged by a downtown project that received no CRA financial assistance. This comes as the CRA is defending its existence and advocating for more tax breaks for another major downtown project. The CRA is quick to take credit […]

CRA Stays Alive, Looks to Fund $9.6 Million Project. Gillum Takes on Critics

CRA Stays Alive, Looks to Fund $9.6 Million Project. Gillum Takes on Critics

Members of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) voted to gather more information about the ramifications of shutting down the downtown CRA and then the board voted to move forward with possibly providing financial assistance for the Washington Square project. Also, Mayor Andrew Gillum – who has refused to answer questions about his New York excursion […]

Downtown Development Seeks $9.6 Million CRA Tax Break

Downtown Development Seeks $9.6 Million CRA Tax Break

Tallahassee Reports has learned that a proposed development located in downtown Tallahassee at 227 S. Calhoun Street is seeking a $9.6 million refund of post-construction property tax from the downtown Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). At the July 19th CRA Board meeting staff was directed not to bring any additional large-scale Downtown District projects to the […]

Proctor Requests County Commission Suspend Funding for Downtown CRA

Proctor Requests County Commission Suspend Funding for Downtown CRA

Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor has sent a letter to Chairman Nick Maddox requesting that the county commission stop all funding for Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) projects pending clarifications of the numerous probes implicating the CRA’s role in various Downtown projects. On June 22, TR reported that the FBI served the City of Tallahassee […]