Mission and History

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of the dramatic transformations underway within its district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in an area.

The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts. This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents.

In addition to capital investments, the CRA has also created and supported many programs that enhance daily life in Riviera Beach. These include renovations to Beach Park and revitalization of the city’s marina to give families public access to the waterfront and its amenities; funding to not-for-profit organizations to build new homes, improve neighborhoods and provide services to area residents; the Clean and Safe Program, which provides resources to enhance the visual appeal and security of our communities; and our Business Services and Grant Incentives programs, which eliminates blight, attract and retain businesses in the area to help maintain the economic stability of the city.

Award-winning redevelopment of Ocean Mall