The long range vision for the Dansville Redevelopment Area is to revitalize a deteriorated, substandard neighborhood into a neighborhood which meets today's development standards and provides existing and future residents with a living environment that is racially and economically-diverse while still preserving the neighborhood's history and sense of place.
Greater Ridgecrest Area
The community is made up of 11 neighborhoods: Taylor Lake, Ridgecrest, Oak Village, Baskins, Harmony Homes, Baskins Heights, Martin Terrace, Kerry Court, Gulf Terrace, Rainbow Village, and Dansville. Pinellas County is committed to the revitalization efforts of the GRA community. Plans implemented thus far has seen various infrastructure improvements, new street lighting districts, and major renovations of neighborhood facilities, including the Ridgecrest Community Center, a full service YMCA branch that includes a swimming pool, bath house, and football field and the Young Life Center. The new YMCA became fully operational in October 2001.
The residents, property owners, and businesses of Central Lealman have come together to identify what they want to see Central Lealman become in the future. This "Vision" that was incorporated in the document, "A Revitalization Plan for the Lealman Community" was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on July 17, 2001.
Union Academy Neighborhood
In the fall of 2000, the City of Tarpon Springs and the Pinellas County Community Development Department, worked with the Union Academy Neighborhood Oversight Committee to prepare a successful application for an Urban Infill and Redevelopment Assistance Implementation Grant. This grant, funded by the Florida Department of Community Affairs will augment the County's and City's efforts in meeting the affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization goals set out in the Solutions Plan.
Wind Tree Village
A comprehensive package of neighborhood revitalization programs and services is being implemented to significantly improve the condition of the existing housing stock and infrastructure, as well as addressing many "quality of life" issues for neighborhood residents.