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The CRA anticipates continuing several of its work on projects such as the Riverwalk around the north end of King’s Bay and the development of King’s BayPark. In addition the Agency is looking into diversifying its efforts in the area of economic development of the downtown by improving blighted properties and addressing properties with infrastructure problems. The CRA is also looking at new ways to draw people downtown, to potentially include a new downtown marina with continued growth in the restaurant/entertainment sector.


CRA Administrator, Ken Frink

Phone: 795-4216 ext. 302

Fax: 795-6351

Email: kfrink@crystalriverfl.org

Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

The Crystal River Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was established on December 1, 1988 through City Ordinance # 88-O-19.  The agency was created in accordance with the provisions of Florida Statute 163 based upon data compiled by a research team from the University of Florida / College of Architecture.   Details regarding the data utilized are located in the City of Crystal River – Community Redevelopment Plan – 1988 (CR-CRP).

The Redevelopment Area encompasses approximately 606 acres (page 6 of the CR-CRP) which includes much of the downtown area and roughly 7500 lineal feet of waterfront.   Funding for the CRA is provided through Tax Increment Financing (TIF).   TIF revenues have shown a significant increase in recent years due to increased private sector investment and re-investment in the district.  

The CRA is also charged with the review of construction in its geographic area for compliance with thematic and style standards as established in the Land Development Code.   The Agency is currently working on drafts updating and revising both the Redevelopment Plan and those portions of the LDC relating to the district.


The CRA Board meets once a month generally on the second Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.


The City of Crystal River is committed to accessibility

The City of Crystal River strives to maintain a website that is both accessible to all visitors and compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) put forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

We recognize that accessibility and usability are not always possible in every area of the website, or for those visitors using assistive technology and devices.  The City of Crystal River conducts accessibility reviews of its website and remediates issues uncovered by these audits.  Please be aware our efforts are ongoing.  


While we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website, particularly as it relates to content by third parties. The City of Crystal River is not responsible for ensuring that third-party content or plug-ins, which are not owned by the City but are otherwise located on or linked to the City Website, conform to WCAG 2.0 Level AA, and shall not be liable if third-party content or plug-ins are inaccessible to individuals with disabilities.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the City of Crystal River website.  If you have specific questions or feedback about this site's accessibility or need assistance using specific features, please  contact us via telephone at 352-795-4216 ext. 301 or via email at Assistance.


If you have found an inaccessible area on the site, please specify the web page or element and provide any other relevant information to help us locate the problem.


In the event the page cannot be made accessible, we will work to make a text version of the content available.  Please contact us  via telephone at 352-795-4216 ext. 301 or via email at Assistance to request a specific electronic format.  Please provide us with your contact information, the format you require, the web page address and the location of the content.  


We welcome your questions about this accessibility statement and comments on how to improve our website. 



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