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Lynn Haven Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) History

Lynn Haven has maintained over the years its small-town appeal and contains beautiful environmental amenities, which have enabled the City to establish itself as one of the premier bedroom communities in Bay County. In recent years, however, the City has seen a decline in the Historic Central Business District and there is concern over the impacts of strip commercial development along Ohio Avenue. While the area provides quality affordable housing, the aging housing stock in some areas is also beginning to show signs of deterioration and neglect.

These concerns have caused the City Commission to undertake a study to determine the feasibility of establishing a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to address the City’s needs in that regard. The study was completed in April of 2003, and enabled the creation of a CRA whose first task was the preparation of a Community Redevelopment Plan (PDF).

This Redevelopment Plan is designed to address primary public concerns related to:

  • Community esthetics
  • Downtown development
  • Economic development
  • Future land use
  • Housing
  • Recreation
  • Transportation

Vision Statement

To promote a family-oriented, walkable community with a vibrant small-business friendly downtown area that preserves our local, small-town heritage. 

CRA Boundaries

The area of the Lynn Haven CRA has been determined based on the findings of the feasibility study which was completed in April of 2003. The redevelopment area consists of approximately 695 acres and lies roughly within the boundaries of 3rd Street to the north, 17th Street to the south, Illinois Avenue to the east, and Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia Avenues to the west.