Community Redevelopment Agency

The goal of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) of Fort Walton Beach, Florida is to eliminate slum and blight using strategies that promote reinvestment and revitalization in the community. The Fort Walton Beach CRA was established on November 22, 1977, in accordance with Chapter 163, Part III, and Chapter 189 of the Florida Statutes and encompasses downtown, uptown, and midtown Fort Walton Beach.


2024 Quarterly CRA Stakeholders Meetings

The CRA is pleased to announce upcoming quarterly stakeholders meetings. As valued members of the community, your insights and collaboration are essential as we work together to shape the future of our neighborhoods and enhance the overall well-being of our residents. 

Location: Gulfview Center | 115 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, FWB FL 32548

Time: 4:30pm

Dates (All on Tuesday):

  • January 30
  • April 16
  • July 16
  • October 15

CPTED Grants Now Available

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a proactive approach to reducing crime by strategically designing and managing the built environment. The principles of CPTED aim to create spaces that deter criminal activity, enhance community safety, and foster positive social interactions. Key elements include natural surveillance, territorial reinforcement, and access control, all of which contribute to making environments less susceptible to crime. Please see the documents below for more detail on how you can create a CPTED approved environment in the CRA district.

Grants and Incentives

The CRA is now offering funding for qualified development projects through the CRA Grants and Incentives Program approved by the CRA Board on November 16, 2021.

CRA grant applications will now be applied online at My Government Online (MGO). Please click here to access the MGO Customer Portal.

If you have any questions, you can reach the help desk at 866-957-3764. Thank you!

Fort Walton Beach CRA Background & Supporting Documents

On May 21, 2019, the City Council adopted Resolutions 2019-6 and 2019-7 expanding the boundaries of the CRA and adopting a new CRA Plan.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 850-586-7814 or send us an Email Building.