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.