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Downtown Boca Raton Advisory panel to finalize wishlist for the downtown district

More parking. Brighter lighting. Better signs. A way to get around without a car.  The 12-member Downtown Boca Raton Advisory Committee met Wednesday to finalize their wish list.

They’ll present their entire findings Monday before the Community Redevelopment Agency that regulates the downtown. [City council sits as the CRA wearing different hats.]   

“We are asking for a status report and guidance on priorities, so we can prioritize,” member Harvey Wachman explained.

Reminder: In late 2018, the city allowed private parking garage permits. Wayfinding signs designs are being considered. A request for proposals from shuttle companies is expected to go out shortly.  See if you agree with the downtown committee’s priorities.

·    Public/private transportation initiatives like a Connector

·    Public/private parking initiatives [to provide more parking spaces]

·    Traffic-calming streetscapes

·    Safety concerns including lighting, lighted or defined crosswalks, wayfinding signs telling pedestrians where and how to go to important destinations

·    Wifi

·    Landscaping  

·    Identifying locations for pocket parks

Do you have anything else on your own wish list you want the city to know?

By Marci Shatzman

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