Transit Oriented Development Master Plan
The FEC railroad tracks have been targeted by the South Florida Regional Transportation Agency (SFRTA) as a potential location for commuter rail on the east coast of Florida, and Wilton Manors has been identified as a potential stop should commuter rail become a reality. In urban planning, a transit-oriented development is a type of urban development that maximizes the amount of residential, business and leisure space within walking distance of public transport.
Some months ago, the City of Wilton Manors, in conjunction with several other partners, was awarded a federal grant for the creation of a Train Station Master Plan. The Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council was one of the partners and conducted and executed the work associated with the plan, including substantial public outreach and a market analysis. The Wilton Manors City Commission accepted the final report in October 2019. The Study's purpose was to determine ways to improve mobility, quality of life, and economic vitality around the planned Tri-Rail Coastal Link Station in the City of Wilton Manors, for station area planning activities, and to identify the best possible location for a station.
The Plan identified nine recommendations, which can be found on pages 16-17 of the report.
In the coming months, the City will be working to modify the Comprehensive Plan, Urban Land Development Regulations (ULDRs) and the Code of Ordinances to advance the concept of transit oriented development on primary corridors such as Wilton Drive, NE 26 St, Dixie Highway and Andrews Avenue.
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