Palm Avenue Master Plan Update - See Updated Plan for Palm Ave Master Plan!
Dec 05, 2014 08:46PM
By Paul Spear
Sing up for updates and be able to participate! Information Below.
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The City of Imperial Beach and its consultant team is continuing its work the Palm Avenue Mixed-Use & Commercial Corridor Master Plan which has built upon the Master Plan Study approved by the City Council in February 2009. After receiving significant feedback, comments and input during the First Community Workshop held on April 29, 2014, from the City's website, and at subsequent community outreach presentations on May 15th, May 20th, May 22nd and May 27th, the City and its consultant team have completed 30% drawings for the project and will soon begin the environmental phase of the project. Additionally, City Council Briefings were provided on April 16th, May 21st and August 6th during the regular City Council meetings. For a summary of the input received to date and to provide any additional input, please visit the City's dedicated Web Page for this project at www.ImperialBeachCA.gov/PalmMasterPlan.
City of Imperial Beach staff and its consultant team continue to work on the next phase of the Palm Avenue Mixed-Use & Commercial Corridor Master Plan which will build upon the Master Plan Study approved by the City Council in February 2009. On April 29, 2014, a Community Workshop was held at the City Hall Community Room during which the Master Plan concepts were presented and comments, feedback and input was gathered from those in attendance. A public information sheet was distributed as well. Comments were submitted and staff has prepared responses,found here.
Community Members are encouraged to participate in the outreach and engagement effort as Imperial Beach takes another step in the improvement and beautification of Palm Avenue. This Master Plan effort, which will be funded primarily by a SANDAG Smart Growth Incentive Program Grant, is intended to design and implement streetscape and public right-of-way improvements along the City’s primary commercial and transit boulevard to transform the corridor into the City’s “main street” by promoting pedestrian, bicycle, transit and vehicular traffic safety improvements and by encouraging commercial, retail and mixed use development aimed at facilitating environmentally sound smart growth principles.
The Palm Avenue corridor is envisioned as a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use commercial district emblematic of “Classic Southern California.” To that end, the Master Plan is aimed at ensuring that Palm Avenue is a safe, comfortable and attractive district for pedestrians, bicyclists, vehicles, residents and businesses. The proposed streetscape design concepts will also help to revitalize the corridor by attracting potential new development and by bringing new activity and life to the area.
The City welcomes and encourages your participation!!
Click the link below to sign up for community involvement opportunities and project updates.
To provide your input and comments, email us at PalmMasterPlan@imperialbeachca.gov.
Please also be advised that the fourth City Council Briefing on the project is scheduled for the following date and time, during which staff will provide an update on the project:
WHAT: CITY COUNCIL BRIEFING - PALM AVENUE MIXED
USE & COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR MASTER PLAN
DATE: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
TIME: 6:00 PM
WHERE: CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 825 IMPERIAL BEACH
Additionally, at this meeting, staff will announce that the Second Community Workshop for the project has been scheduled for the following date and time:
WHAT: 2ND COMMUNITY WORKSHOP - PALM AVENUE
MIXED USE & COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR MASTER PLAN
DATE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
TIME: 6:00 PM
WHERE: CITY HALL COMMUNITY ROOM
825 IMPERIAL BEACH BLVD.