The mission of the Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (HBCRA) is to enhance quality of life by eliminating and preventing blighted conditions through the facilitation of community partnerships, business growth, job creation and neighborhood revitalization.
A Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is a significant tool for municipalities to commit resources to reduce and/or eliminate the conditions of slum and blight, stimulate the community and encourage economic revitalization. A community redevelopment area is a geographic area in which the physical and economic conditions meet the definition of slum or blight according to the Florida Statute Chapter 163. The purpose for establishing the Hallandale Beach CRA and the Redevelopment Trust Fund was to serve as a partner to the City, to other government entities, and to the private sector in addressing the distressed conditions in the redevelopment area. The Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (HBCRA) was established on December 27, 1996. The HBCRA Board of Directors approved the current implementation plan in March 2012. The Board held their most recent Visioning Session on February 9 2015 to discuss the strategic actions of the agency. As a result, the Board modified the goals and objectives of the HBCRA by identifying priority projects and programs. The Hallandale Beach CRA is focusing primarily on tangible capital improvements that create cohesive visual appeal by undertaking comprehensive improvements of the public realm and promoting public/public and public/private partnerships. Furthermore, the HBCRA is promoting projects with large scale impacts such as the current In-Fill Housing Phase I and II , City Center , Foster Square, Hallandale Beach Commons, Hallandale Beach Artsquare, Icebox Café Culinary Arts Center, Mega Developers Condominiums and the Fashion Art & Design District FADD.