The City of Dunedin’s CRA Department designed this program to assist in the removal of substandard structures and other blighting influences in the downtown CRA district. The structure must be functionally obsolete or economically unfeasible to repair. The City's Planning & Development Department may make this determination. All projects are subject to an environmental review and historical assessment, if applicable.
Eligible Applicant: A person or corporation having ownership or leasehold rights in an eligible building or site. Leasehold applicants are required to obtain approval from the owner.
Eligible Sites: Any residential or commercial site within the downtown (CRA) district where there is substandard or deteriorated structure or part thereof. The structure must be functionally obsolete or economically unfeasible to repair. The City's Planning & Development Department may make this determination. Residential structures must have been abandoned or vacant for at least a year before they can be demolished under this program.
- The property must not have any outstanding liens.
- The Pinellas County Property Appraisers Office must show that property taxes are paid up-to-date.
- All work must meet applicable City of Dunedin Code and be performed by a licensed contractor.
- All applicable permits must be obtained.
- All projects are subject to an environmental review and historical assessment (if applicable). Federal procurement and labor standards may apply.
Program Funding: Funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to program participants. Eligible applicants may receive a reimbursement grant up to five thousand dollars ($5,000) for the cost of demolition and clearance of a site. The minimum demolition grant is five hundred dollars ($500).
Payments: The City of Dunedin’s CRA Department will provide funds for this program on a reimbursement basis after receipt of all supporting documentation, including proof of payment (copy of cancelled checks, etc.) for work completed. Reimbursement is issued after the successful completion of a qualified project. Projects must be approved prior to beginning construction to participate in the program.
Applications can be delivered to 737 Louden Avenue, 2nd Floor, Dunedin, FL 34698
or mailed to the Economic Development/CRA Department at PO Box 1348, Dunedin, FL 34697