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Unincorporated Pinellas County:
Established in 2015, the Lealman Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) is the first redevelopment area in unincorporated Pinellas County. The CRA is generally bounded by the City of Pinellas Park to the north, Kenneth City to the west, and the City of St. Petersburg to the south and east. It is comprised of 2,525± acres of unincorporated Pinellas County and retains the same boundaries as the census designated place, Lealman, which was also known as East Lealman until 2010. Today, an estimated 18,902 people reside in the community redevelopment area, or 7% of the total population in unincorporated Pinellas County. Following the completion of the Finding of Necessity analysis and determination of “blight”, in accordance with Section 163.355 F.S., Pinellas County is preparing a Community Redevelopment Area Plan for Lealman. The Plan is intended to address the inadequacies identified in the analysis, define community redevelopment goals and objectives, and establish specific policies and actions for which reinvestment is guided.
This report has two purposes: (1) to provide a composite overview of community redevelopment pursued in Pinellas County through the authority of the Community Redevelopment Act, and (2) to provide basic information about each of the twenty two (22) Community Redevelopment Areas (CRAs) that have been created in Pinellas County since 1977. Since Pinellas is a county with a home rule charter, the powers conferred by the Act are the responsibility of the Board of County Commissioners (BCC), including the authority to approve the establishment of any CRA and redevelopment trust fund within Pinellas County. The BCC, however, has the discretion to delegate some or all of these redevelopment powers to the governing body of a municipality. Any redevelopment powers not specifically delegated to a municipality remain with the Board of County Commissioners.