Purpose of the Redevelopment Agency
The Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency (FPRA) was established in 1982 to
guide the city in its redevelopment efforts. The purpose of the agency
is to revitalize both the physical and economic environment of the
redevelopment area. Prior to 1982 the Downtown Redevelopment Corporation
was formed to study the issues of the declining downtown and was
instrumental in the creation of the agency. In 1995 and 1996 the City
Commission expanded the boundaries of the agency and included an area
south of Atlantic Avenue to Citrus Avenue and Delaware Avenue.
Again in 2000 the City Commission expanded the boundaries of the agency and included the neighborhoods west of 7th Street, to Port and the Beaches. The City Commission included these areas since they were in a state of economic and physical decline and in need of redevelopment. This department is also responsible for the supervision of the Capital Project Development Division, Business Development, Grant Administration as well as temporary supervision of the Sunrise Theater operation.