West Palm Beach - CSX-FEC Connector Charrette

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Project Brief


Dates: January 9 - 15, 2010
Plans are underway for a future Amtrak stations and passenger service on the FEC (eastern) rail corridor. Up to eight new train stations will be planned in West Palm Beach. The CSX corridor (Tri-Rail) and the FEC corridor must be connected to accommodate enhanced service. The public design workshop is to get public input on station locations, the CSX/FEC connector location, and how to make transit accessible to all.
Public Input Workshop Design Studio Train Noise Impact Demonstration Urban Retailing Techniques and Trends Presentation  Presentation of Work-In-Progress
Public Input Workshop - Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Roosevelt Community Middle School ~ Cafeteria
1900 North Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach
Refreshments and Lunch will be served, and Spanish facilitators will be available.
Public works out issues with an urban designer as a facilitator. At the end of the session, each table presents their ideas.
Design Studio - Sunday, Jan 10 - Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Vacant storefront across from Macy's
550 S Rosemary Avenue, CityPlace, West Palm Beach
Public invited to Studio to give additional input and view the on-going work. No appointment necessary.
Charrette team tests and refines the public input with continued open public input
Train Noise Impact Demonstration - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 - 6:30 pm
Come experience the noise levels of different train technologies. Presentation by Ahmed A. El-Aassar, Ph.D., INCE, ASA, Environmental Acoustics Incorporated.
Harriet Himmel Theater
700 S Rosemary Avenue
CityPlace, West Palm Beach
Urban Retailing Techniques and Trends Presentation - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 - 7:15 pm
Internationally recognized retail expert Bob Gibbs of Gibbs Planning Group will present.
Harriet Himmel Theater
700 S Rosemary Avenue
CityPlace, West Palm Beach
Presentation of Work-In-Progress - Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Palm Beach City Hall Commission Chambers
401 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
This event includes a Work-in-Progress presentation and an opportunity to provide additional public input.
Proposal for 25th Street industrial village area by Juan Caruncho
Proposal for 25th Street rail connector by Marcela Camblor
Proposal for St. Mary's train station by Marice Chael
Proposal for 1928 Storm Victims Memorial by Dan Cary
After a week of working in the community, work completed within the week is presented back to the public.
Charrette Documents
Draft Report    
Northwood Crossover Economic Analysis
3-D Videos
will be posted as they become available    
Opening Presentation Work-in-Progress Presentation
  Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council: Mike Busha, Kim DeLaney, Anthea Gianniotes, Wynsum Hatton, Diane Hodel, Dana Little
  ArX Solutions Inc.: Sabrina Fajo, Paula Lopez, Andres Mogelnicki
  Dan Cary & Associates: Dan Cary
  Chael, Cooper & Associates: Maricé Chael
  Correa and Associates: Jaime Correa
  Gibbs Planning Group: Robert Gibbs
  Juan Caruncho & Associates: Juan Caruncho
  Marcela Camblor & Associates: Marcela Camblor
  Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.: Billy Hattaway, Traffic Engineer
  Urban Designers: Natasha Alfonso, Steven Fett, Jose Venegas