Neptune Beach Vision & Mobility Plan
WGI assisted Dover-Kohl & Partners in developing new Vision and Comprehensive Plan documents for Neptune Beach, in northeast Florida. The WGI team was brought on to develop a Mobility Plan that incorporates multi-modal transportation and trends such as microtransit and automated vehicles. The Mobility Plan feeds into plans for a network of Complete Streets and improved parking. The far-reaching engagement program has consisted of in-person workshops, a virtual engagement hub, and creative use of online design charrettes tools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Neptune Beach is a seaside town facing rapidly growing demand due to its proximity to downtown Jacksonville and small town beach feel. The City has taken on the challenge of planning for this growth by investing in the creation of a Vision Plan and Comprehensive Plan update. This process allows the City, Dover Kohl, and WGI to better understand the existing conditions and the future wants and needs of the community. As WGI’s team focused primarily on the mobility and connectivity of the community we looked specifically at the existing road network as well as current and desired methods of travel used by residents to move around the City. Through exploring these items our team created a Vision Plan that meets the existing and potential mobility challenges of Neptune Beach with improved street design, redevelopment, and future-ready infrastructure. This Vision Plan will then be used as the basis of the Comprehensive Plan updated that is to follow.