Delray Beach SFTOD

City of Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida

Date:

August 2018

ROLE & PROGRAM:

Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC) in collaboration with the City of Delray Beach, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), seek to study and implement ways to improve mobility, quality of life, economic vitality, and improve transit-oriented development (TOD) around the planned Tri-Rail Coastal Link station in downtown Delray Beach. 

The Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council assisted the City, and SFRTA to coordinate a meaningful public involvement process and conduct an economic development and urban design charrette to assist the City and SFRTA in improving transit-oriented development conditions around the planned station and contributing to future mobility and system ridership. This planning effort was 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 Delray Beach Station Area TOD Charrette and Master Plan was focused on, but not limited to, that area in downtown Delray Beach centered around the intersection of the FEC railroad and Atlantic Avenue, extending a half-mile in all directions.  This area is generally bound by NE 4th Street to the north, SE 4th Street to the south, NW 5th Avenue to the west, and Venetian Drive to the east. Additional areas may be included when added analyses would benefit the master planning efforts. 

The key elements of the Delray Beach Station Area TOD Charrette and Master Plan include:

  • The creation of a physical master plan for the anticipated Delray Beach Tri-Rail Coastal Link Station Area, which considers roadway reconfigurations and desirable infill and redevelopment opportunities  that support transit-oriented development, advance Complete Streets initiatives, and reflect the community’s vision for the future of the City;
  • The development of three design scenarios for the block adjacent to the proposed station 
  • A review of the land use and development regulations in order to recommend improvements and ways to  encourage desired redevelopment and business creation;
  • The development of a Market Overview which reviews existing market conditions and demographics, and analyzes key market trends within the study area, the City of Delray Beach, and relevant areas within the region; 
  • A detailed assessment of the current and future vehicular volumes, pedestrian volumes, bicycle volumes, and other non-motorized vehicle volumes on the surrounding roadway and sidewalk network;
  • Coordination with all relevant agencies, including but not limited to the City, SFRTA, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization (PB MPO), Palm Beach County, Palm-Tran, Delray Beach CRA (CRA), Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and adjacent municipalities.

TEAM

  • Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council: Michael Busha, Executive Director; Thomas Lanahan, Deputy Executive Director; Dana Little, Urban Design Director; Kim DeLaney. Ph.D., Director of Strategic Development and Policy; Stephanie Heidt, AICP, Economic Development and Intergovernmental Programs Director; Jessica Cortor Seymour, RA, LEED AP, Regional Planner

Urban Designers:

  • Lauren Moss Clark
  • JJV Studio: Jose Venegas
  • Steven Fett Architecture: Steven Fett; Camille Cortes; Jingyi He; Juan Caurancho; Shailendra Singh; Ricardo Lopez; Eloine Sabol; Aky Fernandez

GIS

  • Marlene Brunot

Real Estate & Economic Advisors

  • WTL +Associates: Tom Lavash;
  • RDS Retail & Development Strategies: Tom Moriarity

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