Old Palm City Community Redevelopment Area

  • Palm City

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 Activities. Both will be held at the Palm City Community Center at 2701 SW Cornell Ave. Palm City, Florida.

  1. SATURDAY, February 17, 2018 - CREATIVE PLACEMAKING POTLUCK, 4:30-7:00 p.m. 

Bring a dish to share… along with memories, old photos, art work of the area. We will begin making a “Community Tree” project reflecting our shared history. Videographers will be available for anyone willing to share.

      2. SATURDAY, March 3, 2018 - CREATIVE PLACEMAKING WORKSHOP, 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Come and work with local artists, engineers and landscape architects in creative brainstorming activities for the design of the stormwater treatment area.

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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