Waterfront Master Plan
Silver Palm Park Concept Survey
A Public Outreach Meeting for the Silver Palm Waterfront Park was held on September 26 at the Downtown Library. The consultant of the project, EDSA, is seeking additional public input through a survey to incorporate along with feedback from the recent meeting to create additional plans for the Wildflower Park and its connectivity to Silver Palm. The consultant is tentatively scheduled to present those updated conceptual plans at the second City Council Workshop meeting in November 2018.
Follow the link to take the Silver Palm Park Concept Public Input Survey Opens a New Window. before October 29.
September 27, 2018 Update
A Public Outreach Meeting for the Silver Palm Waterfront Park was held on September 26 at the Downtown Library. Consultants will incorporate feedback and input from the meeting to update and create plans for the Wildflower Park and its connectivity to Silver Palm. The consultant is tentatively scheduled to present those updated conceptual plans at the second City Council Workshop meeting in November 2018.
August 30, 2018 Update
The City hosted a public outreach meeting in early 2018, to discuss the conceptual plans for the Lake Wyman/Rutherford Park project, which included the construction of a boat ramp and parking facility. The City’s consultant provided a powerpoint presentation discussing the numerous plans for these two parks and especially went into detail to describe the proposed boat ramp and parking lot feature. Additionally, the City handed out a survey to all of the patrons in attendance asking a number of questions related to all of the different proposed amenities at the park. Upon completion of the meeting, City staff indicated that the survey results would be tallied and this information as well as the discussions that were held at the public outreach meeting would be presented at an upcoming City Council workshop to receive final direction on the conceptual plans.
In April, during a City Council Workshop, City staff provided the results of the survey from the public outreach meeting to the City Council. Additionally, based on the overall consensus of the public outreach meeting and the survey, City staff also presented two alternatives to the boat ramp component of the Lake Wyman Rutherford Park Project. At the end of the City Council Workshop, it was determined that staff would continue developing all of the park project components (including the canoe trails, boardwalk rehabilitation and additions, etc.) except for the boat ramp and associated parking lot as City residents strongly objected to this component of the project.
On August 3, 2018, the City issued a second work order to Applied Technology and Management for Phase 2 (project Design and Permitting) of the Rutherford Park and Lake Wyman Park Restoration Project.
Phase 2 will include the following:
- Field Surveys
- Project Design
- Project Permitting
City Council Workshop Meeting Presentation - February 12, 2018
EDSA, the City’s consultant working on the waterfront master plan, gave a presentation at the City Council Workshop on February 12, 2018. The presentation focused on five parks with budget estimates and conceptual ideas, and recommended project prioritization to the City Council. (Lake Wyman/Rutherford Park & Hillsboro El Rio Park were not included, as they are currently in the design process.)
- Wildflower Park
- South Beach Park
- Spanish River Park
- Palmetto Dune Park
- Red Reef Park
View the latest presentation and conceptual drawings 02.12.2018 (PDF) Opens a New Window. - revised on 9/14/2018
Watch video recording of the presentation and discussion from February 12, 2018
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