West Palm Beach Transit Village

City of West Palm, Palm Beach County, Florida

Date:

October 20 – 26, 2007

ROLE & PROGRAM:

The charrette developed a master plan Community Redevelopment Area along the working marine waterfront, residential neighborhoods, and a portion of Singer Island. Key components include the following:

  • Ocean Mall remain a public beach with public access in a Caribbean style of architecture
  • Naintain and enhance working waterfront
  • Broadway (US Highway 1) and Blue Heron Boulevard as attractive mixed-use gateways into the community
  • Avenue E becomes a mixed-use district with shopping and residences
  • connect existing neighborhoods to the waterfront
  • Tri-Rail station at 13th Avenue and Old Dixie Highway
  • Economically feasible and “revenue driven” plan
  • Multi-cultural facility in the immediate area
  • Rebuild Newcomb Hall
  • Balance of housing price ranges
  • Improve city marina and Bicentennial park and keep them both public
  • Improve streets and neighborhoods west of Broadway
  • Evaluate the five previous plans
  • Create a long-term strategy for mobile home parks
  • Reconfigure the widening of Martin Luther King Boulevard, the historic main street

TEAM:

  • Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council: Marlene Brunot; Marcela Camblor; Anthea Gianniotes; Wynsum Hatton; Dana Little; ArX Solutions Inc.- Ramiro Contreras, Paula Lopez, Patricio Navarro, and Lucila Rodriguez; Dan Cary & Associates – Dan Cary; Devlin Architecture – Doug Devlin ; Economics Research Associates – Tom Lavash; Glatting Jackson – Billy Hattaway, Traffic Engineer; Juan Caruncho & Associates – Juan Caruncho; Seth Harry and Associates, Inc. Architects and Planners – Seth Harry
  • Urban Designer: Steven Fett; Catherine Prince; Shailendra Singh; Jose Venegas

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