The Silver Springs Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) recognizes the unique location of Florida’s Silver Springs and the surrounding Silver Springs community. The area serves as a gateway to the heart of Marion County and the environmental crossroads formed by the Silver Springs State Park, Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway and Indian Lake State Forest.

Silver Springs Community Redevelopment Area architectural and site design standards

On November 7, 2017, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 2017-30, which amended the Marion County Land Development Code (LDC) to provide for the Silver Springs Community Redevelopment Area overlay, including architectural and site design standards for the State Road 40/Silver Springs Boulevard area.

View the adopting ordinance 2017-30 and exhibit A, Architectural and site design standards here.

2018 community meeting schedule

Topic: Community feedback sought regarding architecture and site design standards for Northeast 36th Avenue, Northeast 35th Street, Northeast 55th/58th Avenue, and Northeast Seventh Street in Silver Springs Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). The presentation will be the same for each meeting below.

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 4
Friday, Jan. 5
Monday, Jan. 8

Where:  Holiday Inn Express & Suites conference room, 5360 Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, FL 34488

2017 meeting summaries
Public hearing 1 of 2: Marion County Board of County Commissioners
10 a.m. on Oct. 17, 2017
601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala
Topic: Consider Adopting Land Development Code Amendments to establish code division 5.9 Silver Springs CRA, to include a Silver Springs CRA overlay to provide architectural and site design standards for the State Road 40/Silver Springs Boulevard area. The commission will receive public comment and give direction regarding the code amendments, but will not take final action at this hearing. Find more details here.

Public hearing 2 of 2: Marion County Board of County Commissioners
5:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, 2017
601 SE 25th Avenue, Ocala
Topic: To consider adopting Land Development Code amendments to establish code division 5.9 Silver Springs CRA, to include a Silver Springs CRA overlay to provide architectural and site design standards for the State Road 40/Silver Springs Boulevard area. The commission will receive public comment and give direction regarding the code amendments, and the commission may take final action at this hearing. Find more details here.

Learn more on the origin of the Silver Springs CRA below.
- CRA 101
- Finding of Necessity study

CRA 101
The CRA is intended to create opportunities to further environmentally aware economic growth and development, supporting and highlighting the relationships between Marion County’s citizens, businesses, and the environmental features surrounding the community.

Silver Springs CRA Finding of Necessity study 
The Marion County Board of County Commissioners (commission) initiated a finding of necessity (FON) study which qualified the area for the CRA program. The FON was approved by the commission in 2012 via resolution 2012-R-185.

After approval of the FON, the community redevelopment plan (CRP) was developed following a series of community meetings with interested property owners and residents. The CRP is the broad planning document identifying and guiding efforts and activities within the CRA and providing authorization for the expenditure of CRA funds. With completion of the Silver Springs CRP, the commission acted to create the Silver Springs CRA.

The commission’s first step was creating the Silver Springs CRA trust fund by Ordinance 2013-15, which was accompanied by the approval and adoption of the Silver Springs CRP by Resolution 2013-R-200.

Quick links
Finding of necessity (FON):
- Silver Springs CRA FON approval per resolution 2012-R-185

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Approved Silver Springs CRA FON document

CRA establishment:
Creation of the Silver Springs CRA and the Silver Springs CRA trust fund per ordinance no. 2013-15
- Approving the Silver Springs CRA CRP per resolution no. 2013-R-200
Approved Silver Springs CRA Community Redevelopment Plan document

Maps:
- Silver Springs CRA boundary with parcels
- Silver Springs CRA with future land use designations

Annual reports:
2013 to 2014
2014 to 2015
- 2015 to 2016

 Trust fund budgets (listed by fiscal year):
2014-2015 adopted Oct. 21, 2014
2014-2015 budget amendment adopted June 16, 2015 per resolution 2015-CRA-1
2015-2016 adopted Sept. 15, 2015 per resolution 2015-R-393
- 2016-2017 fiscal year 16/17 budget and resolution
2017-2018 fiscal year 17/18 budget and resolution

- 2017-2018 fiscal year 17/18 proposed budget amendment, December 2017
- 2018-2019 fiscal year 18/19 budget and resolution

Trust fund annual audit/financial reports:
None to date, the CRA’s first fiscal year concludes Sept. 30, 2015. The annual audit/financial report will not be available until the 2016 calendar year.

Note: The audit/financial report for the Silver Springs CRA trust fund is provided within the general overall Marion County, Florida, comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) due to the Silver Springs CRA’s status as a “dependent special district” pursuant to Section 189.418, Florida Statutes.

Marion County Clerk of Courts
- Please see the Marion County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s comprehensive annual financial report web page for a desired audit/financial report which may be found here.