Martin/St. Lucie Regional Waterways Plan

Project Overview

This project involves the development of a plan and strategies to leverage economic benefits related to the waterways in Martin and St. Lucie Counties, including the Intracoastal Waterway, St. Lucie River (north and south forks), and St. Lucie Canal. 

The plan evaluates land development opportunities, water-based transportation, and measures to improve efficiency, access to the waterways, recreational opportunities, and marine-related benefits.

Final Report          Project Report Presentation

Timeline
Funding Partners

The project is being funded by the Martin Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), St. Lucie Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), and Florida Inland Navigational District (FIND).

Meetings and Presentations
   
Forum 1

Marine Transportation

December 19, 2013
Thursday (2-5pm)

Indian Riverside Park
Frances Langford Dockside Pavilion (2nd floor)
1707 NE Indian River Drive
Jensen Beach, FL  34957

Agenda         Meeting Notes         Presentation         All Materials
Forum 2

Land Use & Upland Transportation

January 8, 2014
Wednesday (2-5pm)

Historic City Hall
315 Avenue A
Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Agenda         Meeting Notes         Presentation         All Materials
 
Forum 3

Regulation & Management of Waterways

January 29, 2014
Wednesday (2pm)

Stuart City Hall
121 SW Flagler Avenue
City Commission Chambers
Stuart, FL  34994

Agenda         Meeting Notes         Presentation         All Materials
Forum 4

Natural Resources

February 27, 2014
Thursday (2pm)

Port St. Lucie Community Center
2195 SE Airoso Boulevard
Port St. Lucie, FL 34984

Agenda         Meeting Notes DRAFT         Presentation         All Materials
Forum 5

Recreation/Cultural/Educational Activities

March 12, 2014
Wednesday(2pm)

Port Salerno Community Center
4950 SE Anchor Avenue
Stuart, FL  34997

Agenda         Meeting Notes         Presentation         All Materials
Forum 6

Economic Development

May 2, 2014
Friday(9am-12noon)

Historic City Hall
315 Avenue A
Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Agenda         Meeting Notes         Presentation         All Materials
Public Workshops

The Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council announces the following public workshops to which all persons are invited: 

May 7, 2014
Wednesday(1pm - 6pm)

Port St. Lucie Civic Center
9221 S.E. Civic Center Place
Port St. Lucie, FL  34952
May 8, 2014
Thursday(1pm - 6pm)
Indian Riverside Park
1707 NE Indian River Drive
Jensen Beach, FL  34957
May 9, 2014
Friday(1pm - 6pm)
City of Fort Pierce River Walk Center
600 North Indian River Drive
Fort Pierce, FL  34950
Presentation of Work In Progress
Presentation to Project Steering Committee on May 29, 2014

This project involves the development of a plan and strategies to leverage economic benefits related to the waterways in Martin and St. Lucie Counties, including the Intracoastal Waterway, St. Lucie River (north and south forks), and St. Lucie Canal.  The plan will evaluate land development opportunities, water-based transportation, and measures to improve efficiency, access to the waterways, recreational opportunities, and marine-related benefits.

Three separate public workshops will be conducted, wherein following an opening presentation, participants will have the opportunity to work with facilitators to identify opportunities and challenges related to the waterways of Martin & St. Lucie counties as well as introduce new ideas.  Following the workshops, the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council will host a week-long public charrette with a multidisciplinary team assembled to synthesize the public’s input with the research and evaluations received from these workshops.  There will be an opportunity where the public can review preliminary findings and observations regarding the project and provide additional public input as appropriate. 

For more information, please contact Kim DeLaney, TCRPC at 772.221.4060 or kdelaney@tcrpc.org

Project Contacts

Kim DeLaney, Ph.D., Project Manager
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
kdelaney@tcrpc.org
(772) 221-4060

Beth Beltran, MPO Administrator
Martin Metropolitan Planning Organization
bbeltran@martin.fl.us
(772) 288-5484

Peter Buchwald, AICP, Executive Director
St. Lucie Transportation Planning Organization
buchwaldp@stlucieco.gov
(772) 462-1593