CRA Director

Message from the Hallandale Beach Assistant City Manager & Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director, Dr. Jeremy Earle

 

Revitalizing Communities, Promoting Business Development

 

The Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (HBCRA) is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the City of Hallandale Beach by eliminating slum and blighted conditions throughout the community redevelopment area (CRA) as defined by Florida Statute (FS) 163 Part III. The CRA currently comprises seventy six percent of the City of Hallandale Beach. The HBCRA was created in 1996, and sunsets or ends in 2026, unless the City Commission decides to extend the life of the agency.

 

Over the next seven remaining years of the HBCRA’s life, our intention is to use the full statutory authority and financial capability of the HBCRA, to implement a redevelopment program that will greatly enhance the quality of life in Hallandale Beach. This program consists of the following; the creation of new, quality, sustainable affordable and market rate housing, the promotion of economic development programs that not only support our existing businesses and encourages them to grow, but also serves to attract vibrant new businesses to the City. The creation of new infrastructure programs that will improve our neighborhoods by constructing new sidewalks and bioswales to address flooding, installing new residential street lights, constructing new roadways and streetscapes that will help to address traffic concerns, planting new landscape materials such as canopy and flowering trees throughout the CRA, and working with our Police Department on innovative new community policing initiatives. We will also be implementing one of South Florida’s most influential Arts and Culture in Public Spaces Program, which will include such things as murals, performing arts, sculptures, and culinary, film, photography and live music events.

 

Finally, as a part of our economic development initiatives we will be creating a new program called BE Local, which stands for buy and eat locally. The program will be our way of promoting our local businesses, while at the same time attracting new businesses to the City such as restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and bakeries.

 

It is our privilege to be able to work closely with our elected officials, residents, business owners and other stakeholders to help our City continue on the path to Progress, Innovation and Opportunity.

 

My Staff and I would like to thank you for visiting our website, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to us.

 

Respectfully,
Jeremy Earle, Ph.D., AICP, FRA-RA
Assistant City Manager/Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director
City of Hallandale Beach