Old Palm City Community Redevelopment Area

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Ripple Eco Stormwater Project

An important and exciting project is happening in our Old Palm City neighborhood that will combine art, science and YOU – the community!  “Ripple…as a drop of water becomes a river” is a unique combination of stormwater treatment, artistic elements and community engagement. 

Ripple will reconnect the Old Palm City neighborhood with the St. Lucie River at three distinct sites along SW 28th and 29th Streets. Ripple is part of only a handful of projects across the county to receive grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. This storm water treatment project, integrated with artistic and educational elements, will not only enhance and beautify our community, but will be an environmental asset as well! 

First step is

Click the link and complete the pre-event survey: Take the Ripple Project Survey

Second step is

Attend the Ripple Community Engagement Activity!

Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 1-4:30 pm

The participants will acquire an in depth knowledge of the limitations and opportunities within the Ripple Stormwater Treatment Area. Using different types of art mediums, artist Lucy Keshavarz will lead participants and design team through hands on exercises. The product of these exercises will help define the core values and desires of the community, which in turn will be reflected in the design for Ripple. This Creative Placemaking process will create a very special design that is unique to Old Palm City and one that participants can be proud of!

Participation by all ages and background of community members is necessary! We look forward to you joining us to design a functioning work of art!

Event location: Palm City Community Center at 2701 SW Cornell Ave. Palm City

More information: Susan Kores, Office of Community Development, (772) 320-3095.

Old Palm City CRA

The Community Redevelopment Area Plan for Old Palm City was adopted in April 2002. The Vision for the Old Palm City CRA includes the following seven (7) components:

  1. Retrofit Mapp Road;
  2. Enhanced Neighborhood Streets, Sidewalks and Bikeways;
  3. Old Palm City Greenway;
  4. Develop Gateways, Signs and Historic Markers;
  5. Lead the Design of the Indian Street Bridge, 36th Street and CR 714 Corridor;
  6. Reconnect the Neighborhoods North of Martin Downs Blvd.
  7. and Upgrade Infrastructure.

The Old Palm City Neighborhood Advisory Committee  (NAC) meets regularly at the Palm City Community Center on Cornell Avenue and provides advice and recommendations to the Community Redevelopment Agency regarding the implementation of projects adopted within the Old Palm City Community Redevelopment Plan.

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