The Westgate CRA was awarded a grant by the Department of Opportunity to further a study on the streetscape design of the Westgate Avenue Corridor in Palm Beach County, Florida. The streetscape study involved an evaluation of theexisting conditions based upon the CRA’s and community vision for the corridor.
The goal of the study was to promote walkability, multimodal transportation, and beautification of the corridor with the intent to attract new investment and foster economic vitality.
The WGI team worked closely with CRA staff and Palm Beach County officials to complete the streetscape study and corridor design. In addition, to gain community support and input the WGI team conducted a two-part charrette to gather input to inform the vision for the corridor and reports final recommendations. WGI’s services included the creation of an Existing Conditions Report, and Evaluation of the land use regulatory framework governing redevelopment along the corridor, and a final report delineating development recommendations.
In addition to the written reports, WGI created a GIS map/dataset and series of GIS maps and two complete street streetscape designs for the corridor. WGI was retained by the Westgate CRA to prepare the grant application and refine the corridor designs to meet County and FDOT requirements. The designs created for the report were refined and used to apply for FDOT’s 2018 TPA grant. The CRA was awarded $2.4M in 2018 to fund construction of the recommendations.
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