Purpose & History

The Historic Area Community Redevelopment Area and the Redevelopment Trust Fund (HACRA) was established on December 28, 2000 to address parking and transportation blight in the downtown area.

Establishing documents and other associated resolutions and ordinances for the Historic Area CRA may be found here.

Total acreage for the Historic Area CRA is 216.6 acres.


The primary goals of the HACRA are to reduce traffic congestion and provide ample parking at strategic locations. By allowing visitors to park in convenient locations and directing traffic accordingly, the HACRA seeks to create a walkable downtown environment that encourages pedestrian and non-motorized movement.

Recommended Activities

Activities recommended in the HACRA plan include:

  • Constructing and maintaining a municipal parking garage
  • Encouraging bicycle usage
  • Enhancing pedestrian areas and streetscapes
  • Implementing a heritage tourism signage wayfinding system
  • Improving traffic patterns

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