Palm Beach Gardens Tri-Rail Coastal Link Station Master Plan

Project Description

The City of Palm Beach Gardens (City), in collaboration with the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC) and the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), are studying ways to improve mobility, quality of life, and economic vitality around the planned Tri-Rail Coastal Link station in Palm Beach Gardens along the Florida East Coast (FEC) railroad. The SFRTA secured a Pilot Planning Grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to fund station area planning activities along the planned Tri-Rail Coastal Link Corridor and the City was one of the recipients awarded funding in this endeavor.

The TCRPC will assist the City and SFRTA to coordinate a meaningful public involvement process and develop a station area master plan and market study. The goal is to assist the City and SFRTA in improving transit-oriented development (TOD) conditions around the planned station to reflect the character of Palm Beach Gardens, advance mobility and linkages to key destinations, enhance economic development opportunities, and improve quality of life.  This planning effort is also designed to advance the implementation of “Complete Streets,” which is a local, regional, and national priority to improve transportation facilities in a multi-modal design to provide the best and safest accommodations for all users – motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, and transit users.

The project area for the Palm Beach Gardens Station Area TOD  Master Plan is focused on, but not limited to, that area centered around the intersection of PGA Boulevard and the FEC Rail Corridor, with an anticipated station location just south of PGA Boulevard and the station area extending a half-mile in all directions. Additional areas may be included when added analyses would benefit the master planning efforts.

Study Area

Public Design Workshop - Thursday, October 19, 2017

Palm Beach Gardens - Emergency Operations Center
10500 N. Military Trail
Palm Beach Gardens

Citizens Maps

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Meetings and Presentations


Business Workshop - October 19, 2017

Residents Workshop - October 19, 2017

City Commission Update - November 3, 2017

Project Schedule

September - October 2017
Project Due Diligence
Stakeholder Interviews
Public Workshops
November 2017 - January 2018
City Council Status Update
Complete Economic & Market Analysis
Integrate City Mobility Plan
November 2017 - February 2018
Develop Draft Station Area Plan
Reviews with City Staff
Finalize Draft Station Area Plan
February 2018
Finalize Plans for Presentation to City Council
March - September 2018
Conduct Presentations to City Council and Other Organizations
Finalize Station Area Master Plan & Report

Project Contacts

Kim DeLaney, Ph.D.
Director of Strategic Development and Policy
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
421 SW Camden Avenue
Stuart, FL 34994
Phone (772) 221-4060