COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (CRA)
OFFICIAL AGENDA
March 10, 2020 6:00 p.m.

Municipal Administration Building
Commission Chambers
201 W. Central Avenue
Lake Wales, FL 33853
1.

CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL

2.

AGENDA ITEMS

2.I.

Minutes - February 18, 2020

The minutes of February 18, 2020
2.II.

Food Incentive Program Application - Cherry's Cafe

In 2016, an economic analysis of the Community Redevelopment Area was conducted which revealed that there is an unmet consumer demand for specialty foods within the NW Redevelopment Area and Downtown Main Street District. The Restaurant Incentive Program is intended to attract food-related service providers, restaurateurs and specialty food providers to locate, relocate or establish another location in the Downtown Main Street District and NW Redevelopment area. This program is designed to incentivize private investment. Cecil S. Cherry & Tami L. Flint Owners, Cherry’s Café 340 Lincoln St., Lake Wales, FL 33805 are seeking a $50,000 Matching Grant to renovate the space and make the extensive improvements required to open a new restaurant and redevelop the property according to the incentive guidelines and requirements.


2.III.

Presentation - Lincoln Avenue CDC

Sara Jones, President, will give a presentation on their new organization.
3.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT

4.

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

Public participation is encouraged. If you are addressing the Commission, step to the podium and state your name and address for the record. Please limit your discussions to five (5) minutes.
5.

ADJOURN

Note: The full staff memo will be incorporated into the official record

Minutes of the CRA meeting can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office. The minutes are recorded, but are not transcribed verbatim. Persons requiring a verbatim transcript may make arrangements with the City Clerk to duplicate the recording, or arrange to have a court reporter present at the meeting. The cost of duplication and/or court reporter will be the expense of the requesting party.

Persons who wish to appeal any decision made by the CRA Board with respect to any matter considered during this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.

In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the office of the City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the meeting.