Forest Hill BlvdCity of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida
ROLE & PROGRAM:
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council in collaboration with the City of West Palm Beach (City), Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC), studied ways to improve mobility, safety, and quality of life along the Forest Hill Boulevard corridor between the I-95 interchange and US-1. In addition to the entities listed above, TCRPC has secured a Technical Assistance grant from the State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). The DEO grant funded the traffic study for this project.
TCRPC coordinated a meaningful public involvement process to solicit community input and develop a detailed design and plan for implementation. In this case, a road diet was not found to be appropriate solution, but bicycle, pedestrian, landscaping and streetscaping treatments are recommended to improve multimodal operations and user safety on the corridor as well as detailed considerations of the intersections of Forest Hill Boulevard with Parker Avenue, Lake Avenue, Georgia Avenue, the FEC railway corridor, and US1.
- Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council:
- Thomas Lanahan, Executive Director
- Dana Little, Urban Design Director
- Jessica Cortor Seymour, Regional Planner
- Lauren Moss Clark
- VHB Planning and Engineering