Friday, January 31, 2014

Cocoa Beach Community Gathers for Charrette

Last week, Cocoa Beach residents attended a series of public meetings and an open design studio to imagine a future vision for the northern gateways into the City. The Plan Cocoa Beach Charrette began on January 20th with a Kick-off Presentation and Hands-on Design Session in which over 80 community members gathered around tables to draw their thoughts for the area. Throughout the week, a design studio at the Cocoa Beach Country Club allowed people to stop by and bring new ideas to the table. The draft plan focuses on the SR 520 intersection with A1A and the surrounding properties and highlights the numerous opportunities to create a memorable gateway to the City. The draft plan also envisions giving visitors a sense of arrival while building upon the Cocoa Beach character, especially with improvements to streets and parks.

The week finished with a Work-in-Progress presentation on Friday January 24th that highlighted the details of the emerging plan. The planning effort was led by Dover, Kohl & Partners, Spikowski Planning Associates, Community Design Associates, and EPR.

Click on the video feed for the “Public Charrette RE: 520 Sector Plan” under “City Commission”

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