U.S. 1 CRA (2015-2035)

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

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.

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
$750,000
Remediation of brownfield sites
$500,000
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
$50,000
Total$3,400,000