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
· Identifying locations for pocket parks
Do you have anything else on your own wish list you want the city to know?
By Marci Shatzman