U.S. 1 CRA (2015-2035)

Map depicting the U.S. 1 community redevelopment area.

View an interactive map of the U.S. 1 CRA Grants Targeted Area here

In October 2015, a U.S. 1 CRA was created to address blighted areas including:

  • New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport
  • Historic Westside neighborhood
  • West Canal Street
  • Former K-Mart plaza (1724 State Road 44)
  • Portions of North Causeway
  • 180 acres of Florida East Coast Railway Company property

Two indicators of blight are code enforcement activity and crime reporting. From 2009 to 2012, areas in the U.S. 1 CRA represented 32% of code enforcement activity and 58% of police activity despite occupying less than 10% of the city’s land area.

For the latest updates, please download the full U.S. 1 CRA Grant Program presentation given to the City Commission on April 13, 2021.

Brownfield land is any previously developed land that is not currently in use that may be potentially contaminated. Download a 52-page State and Federal Brownfields/Healthfields Programs and Success Stories presentation here to learn about brownfield redevelopment grants and incentives, federal and state brownfield resources, brownfield and healthfield success stories, the path forward, and more.

Ribbon Cuttings

Duss Street Streetscape - March 11, 2022

Jefferson Street Parking Lot - August 11, 2022

Capital Improvement Plan

The lifespan of the U.S. 1 CRA is 20 years, and funds can only be spent along the U.S. 1 corridor and in Historic Westside for the first 10 years.

Years 1-10 Projects

Economic development and business location support
Remediation of brownfield sites
Property acquisition and preservation of economic incubator space$400,000
Streetscape and pedestrian safety enhancements$300,000
U.S. 1 & Canal Street intersection improvements$250,000
Historic Westside housing improvements$350,000
Pettis Park and Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum improvements$250,000
Senior housing match for Florida Housing Finance Authority grant$50,000
Partnerships for new affordable housing$500,000
Central water and sewer connections