KCA’s “Warehouse Arts District/Deuces Live Action Plan” project won the best “Public Outreach and Engagement” award from the Sun Coast Chapter of the Florida Planning Association!
KCA, GAI, and City of St. Petersburg planners and engineers worked together and met with local businesses and residents to develop an Action Plan for enhancements to the 22nd Street Deuces Live Corridor and Warehouse Arts District. A former industrial area, the Warehouse Arts District is a growing hotbed of artist studios, galleries, and creative businesses, facing the challenges of an area designed for industrial and warehouse use. Similarly, the Deuces Live Main Street was once the center of activity for the City’s African-American community, but has since faced a lack of private investment and business activity. The Plan goal was to discover the needs and strategic objectives of both the Deuces Live and Warehouse Arts District organizations, creating an umbrella for both, while preserving and enhancing the unique identity of each. Recommendations included physical enhancements such as streetscape, open space, and infrastructure needs; branding and wayfinding; private property enhancement opportunities; and programs for events, investment, and celebration of this diverse urban place.
This is exciting news for our new KCA Traffic Engineering and Planning Department!
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