events and would like to see more that are specifically geared
to families, young adults or retirees.
Statistically, downtowns brand their cities by offering not
only business and retail opportunities but also activities
such as museums, galleries, theaters and places of worship.
Time capsules and statuary of historical figures help create a
sense of belonging and continuity. Entryway signs on U.S. 1
announcing the new downtown were endorsed by an overwhelming
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majority of participants.
The population within city limits is close to 200,000, but
fewer than 100 registered for the Nov. 17 virtual meeting.
Community input regarding design, intensity, facilities and
transportation is vital. An online survey was in place through
the end of November, but comments and questions may be
directed to the appropriate offices after that.
Speaking up is the best way for planners to assess community
needs and wants. An anonymous virtual meeting
attendee residing at Evergreen Condominiums, for example,
was concerned about the impact of development on that
neighborhood. George Williams wanted assurance that projects
will be created to embrace diversity. And Paul Wright
suggested a downtown plan that would evoke the kind of
identity that West Palm’s City Place enjoys. Their input, now
on record, is exactly what consultants at Kimley-Horn want
Petula Clark’s 1964 hit Downtown urged people to “go
downtown/Things will be great when you’re downtown.”
For that to happen in Port St. Lucie, voices needs to be heard.
For more information visit https://www.cityofpsl.com/
Inside Port St. Lucie’s
Welcome Guide, you will
find a glimpse of what it’s
like to live in the vibrant
and diverse city. From
parks to culture to public
safety and education, the
City of Port St. Lucie has
an energy all its own.
Here you can find:
- A to Z Directory
- Helpful phone
numbers and web links
- Find out about your
- Parks and Activities
- City Codes
Tradition’s Town Center serves as a beautiful hub for its own planned community,
but Port St. Lucie’s Small Area Plan for the city center parcel and surrounding
area could provide greater access and inclusivity to development.