CRA Board Chair Shirley Johnson

Meet Shirley Johnson, CRA Board Chair

To see change, one must be the change. And that is exactly what CRA Board Chair Shirley E. Johnson is doing.  “The Delray Beach CRA was reorganized in 2018. At that time, the sitting City Commission became five of the CRA members and two City Residents were added to complete the Board. I was one…

AGT Land Office Building

CRA Grant Recipient, AGT Land

If you’re a small business owner in the CRA District who wants to improve your building, landscape and/or property, but don’t have the financial opportunity to do so, the CRA can help! Just ask AGTLAND, P.A.  AGTLAND, P.A. is a full service landscape architecture firm located in Downtown Delray Beach and has been serving South…

Bartender serving patron behind a plexiglass divider

Keep It Clean COVID-19 Grant Program

The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is helping Delray Beach’s local businesses get back on their feet as safe as possible. In an effort to help business owners be able to put necessary COVID safety measures in place, the CRA created the COVID-19 Let’s Keep It Clean Grant Program that helps business owners pay for necessary…

CRA and SBDC: Partners with a Common Goal

CRA and SBDC: Partners with a Common Goal  Chances are that if you own a small business, work for a small business, or are thinking of starting a small business, you’ve reached out to the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency for help. While the Delray Beach CRA provides assistance with grants, procedures and beautification opportunities,…

Rock The Block team

2020 Rock The Block Recap

The CRA is Rockin’ the Block Even during a pandemic, you can’t keep the Delray Beach community members from (safely) banding together to help one another. With a goal to improve the Northwest neighborhood and lend a helping hand to enable neighbors feel good about their home and neighborhood, the Rock the Block event did…

Danielle Arfin at Delray Beach CRA Offices

Meet Danielle: Executive Coordinator Extraordinaire

In what almost seems like kismet, Danielle Arfin happily finds herself the executive coordinator for the Delray Beach CRA. She’s two years in, and not planning on stopping anytime soon. A New York transplant, Arfin attended Florida Atlantic University in 2010 and stayed to complete her master’s degree in public administration. During that time, she…

The Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach

The Arts Warehouse Reopening

It’s been a long eight months, but the Arts Warehouse has officially reopened! Due to the coronavirus pandemic and a concern for everyone’s safety, Delray’s favorite gallery and art hub had to close its doors. But, like any good artist, the Arts Warehouse team’s hands weren’t idle, and they spent the time improving and rethinking…

Baked goods at the Delray GreenMarket

The Delray GreenMarket is Back!

After a long, COVID-related hiatus, the GreenMarket is back. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, the Winter GreenMarket opened up for the season on Saturday, October 31 and invited community members and visitors to indulge in all the local offerings from vendors. “We have the same great vendors along with some new ones, and still…