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File #: 18-1106 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/6/2022 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 7/14/2022 Final action:
Title: UPDATE - CRA-OWNED PROPERTIES LOCATED AT 182 & 186 NW 5th AVENUE
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Exhibit A - Updated Project Timeline - Jerk and Lime at Nicoles House, 3. Exhibit B - Updated Project Timeline - Let's Talk Cafe
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TO: CRA Board of Commissioners
FROM: Alexina Jeannite, Community Engagement Director
THROUGH: Renée A. Jadusingh, Esq., Executive Director
DATE: July 14, 2022

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UPDATE - CRA-OWNED PROPERTIES LOCATED AT 182 & 186 NW 5th AVENUE

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Recommended Action:
Recommendation
Provide direction as it relates to the Commercial Property Leases of the CRA-owned properties located at 182 & 186 NW 5th Avenue (Properties).

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Background:
In February 2021, the CRA issued a Call for Proposals to Lease Commercial Space, with the intent to lease CRA properties located at 182 & 186 NW 5th Avenue. The intent was to lease to qualified entities that would enhance business and pedestrian activity in the area. Permitted commercial uses ranged from retail shops, workspaces, to restaurants and cafés. Both Properties are located within the City of Delray Beach’s West Settler’s Historic District, and the CRA’s Community Redevelopment Plan (Plan) identifies the NW/SW 5th Avenue corridor within the NW & SW 5th Avenue Beautification Project #2.1 (Project #2.1). The objective of this Project #2.1 was “to revitalize the corridor into a thriving district for neighborhood businesses and cultural activities.” More specifically, the CRA’s Project #2.1 calls for the encouragement of “minority business development” and “providing diverse neighborhood shopping, services, and cultural facilities for area residents and visitors.”

There were several respondents to the Call for Proposals and finalists were invited to present their business ideas at the June 6, 2021 CRA Board meeting. The CRA Board voted and selected two businesses to occupy the cottages ¾ Jerk and Lime at Nicole’s House, LLC (Nicole’s House) and Let’s Talk Innovation, LLC (Let’s Talk Café). Subsequently, the CRA Board approved the Commercial Lease Agreements for each property at the November 17, 2021 CRA Regular Board Meeting.

In addition, in November and in December of 2021, both businesses were awarded ...

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