THE WESTGATE CRA OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2018 IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERAN’S DAY. OUR OFFICES WILL REOPEN AT 8AM ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2018 AT 8:00AM.
CRA BOARD MEETINGS:
Our next regular CRA Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 10, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
The CRA has issued a Request for Proposal for the development of a 6-parcel site owned by the CRA at the corner of Westgate Avenue and Seminole Blvd. within the Westgate CRA redevelopment area. Proposals must be submitted by Monday, November 29, 2018. Please contact the CRA for information regarding the properties and copies of the RFP package.
The Westgate CRA has issued an invitation to bid on the construction of Oswego Oaks Neighborhood Park. The bid advertisement will be published in the Palm Beach Post on August 5th and 12th, 2018. Bid proposals will be accepted until 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018. Construction Contract Documents and any Addenda for CRA Project 2018-01 can be obtained at the CRA offices at 1280 N. Congress Ave., Suite 215, West Palm Beach, FL 33409 or by contacting 561-640-8181. Addenda only will also be made available on this website under the RFP’s & RFQ’s/News Press tab.
UPDATE: A Notice of Award Recommendation including bid tabulations for the Oswego Oaks Neighborhood Park project is available under the RFP’s & RFQ’s/News Press Tab.
The Westgate CRA Annual Report for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017 may be viewed and downloaded by following this link:
The Westgate CRA amended Community Redevelopment Plan was adopted by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners on October 3, 2017.
The Plan, supporting documents, and maps may be viewed and downloaded by following these links:
How a CRA works…
The creation of the CRA will not facilitate economic growth on its own, but when implemented, offers the area a viable alternative to depending on federal, state, and local dollars alone for community improvements.
The creation of a CRA does not require tax increases to the property owners of the redevelopment area. Tax Increment Financing (TIF) allows the CRA to fund itself. TIF works as follows: The year a CRA is created is called the base year. The amount of tax money that goes to the County in each subsequent year will remain the same as in the base year for as long as the CRA is in existence. Normal appreciation of the property and any new growth within the redevelopment area causes an expansion of the tax base, and this incremental increase goes into a trust fund that finances the CRA’s activities. In addition to the TIF revenue, the CRA applies for various grants, but our annual TIF revenue is necessary to pay the bond payments in future years.
Contact CRA office staff:
- Elizee Michel, Executive Director
561.640.8181, ext. 102
- Denise Pennell, Senior Planner/Project Manager
561.640.8181, ext. 105
- Sharon Sheppard, Redevelopment Specialist
561.640.8181, ext. 106
- Mai Newton, Administrative Assistant
561.640.8181, ext. 101