On June 14, 2004, the City Commission of Lauderhill adopted Resolution 04-R0691, which approved the findings of Necessity Report for the Central Lauderhill CRA and forwarded the report to the Broward County Commission for review and action. On June 22, 2004, the Broward County Commission passed Resolution 2004-596, which conferred power to the City of Lauderhill to create a Community Redevelopment Agency and prepare a Community Redevelopment Plan for the CRA. In order to guide development in the area to identify and access funding sources for public improvements the City of Lauderhill has prepared a Community Redevelopment Plan.
Some of the goals outlined in this plan consisted of:
- Acquiring and rehabilitating or demolishing and redeveloping key properties in Central Lauderhill that generate negative influences on the neighborhood.
- Changing the housing tenancy mix by converting and rehabilitating renter-occupied units in owner-occupied dwelling units.
- Creating a clear delineation between commercial and residential uses as part of the project to rebuild the hurricane-damaged Lauderhill City Hall.
- Balancing the mix in the range of housing stock values
- Expanding and beautifying NW 56th Avenue, the main corridor within Central Lauderhill
- Creating a Housing Authority
- Constructing linear parks and greenways
- Developing throughout the Central Lauderhill CRA a free Wi-Fi high-speed internet system.
- Enhancing crime prevention.
The City of Lauderhill and the Lauderhill (CRA) have been working hard to revitalize and redevelop the Central CRA through infrastructure improvements, initiatives, community programming, and more. The CRA's goal is to elevate the community and transform the Central CRA in to a safer and more prosperous district. The perimeter of the Central CRA has been generally defined by the city of Sunrise to the West, the Florida Turnpike to the East, Oakland Park Boulevard to the North, and Sunrise Blvd. to the South. The CRA comprises approximately 619 acres.