Tamarac Corridor Study

The Redevelopment Study focused on key commercial areas within Tamarac. Three primary areas of opportunity were identified with unique marketing, economic development, urban design and land use strategies. The study included planning and design strategies intent on (a) positioning the City’s commercial areas to be more competitive for redevelopment opportunities; (b) identifying current and future market demand within the City’s commercial areas; (c) identifying the ten-year potential for key uses and activities within the City; (d) recommending zoning patterns to promote sustainable transit-oriented development principles; and (e) reflecting green principles for redevelopment. The final study provided recommendations to target specific market sectors and made recommendations to better-situate the City in a highly competitive redevelopment market, with a focus on increasing economy, live-work, livability, walkability, sustainability and aesthetic qualities to serve as attractors for commercial investment and a new generation of home-buyers.

Weston Emergency Operations Center

The City of Weston’s $7.5 million  Emergency Operations Center (EOC) / Administrative Services Center was completed. The three-story building is home to the EOC, IT personnel/equipment, Code Compliance, Fire Marshall, and the Building Code Services Department. The second story of the building will be dedicated to the EOC, and serve as a training facility and emergency center, mainly for police and fire, as well as the offices for information technology (IT). The third floor will provide sleeping accommodations for the EOC personnel and space for future expansion needs.

CGA provided site engineering including water, sewer and drainage utilities for the facility, and construction services including civil site inspection, and limited construction administration.  The site was located adjacent to an existing parking lot with active underground utilities (water, sewer, drainage, electric, irrigation, and parking lot lighting), the existing City Hall, and a recreation center (tennis courts) which created unique design and construction challenges.

Wilton Manors Urban Form & Density Study

As an effort to plan for the future of the city’s urban form, CGA investigated the form and density of the city’s past development to perceive what uncapitalized availability and intensity allowances still existed. The Urban Form & Density Study developed strategies for density increasement while controlling building form with requirements that not only served to protect the perception of the village-character that Wilton Manors is recognized for but also to protect the scale of the abutting single-family use, while increasing the quality-of-life conditions that lack throughout the City.

CGA developed and performed a public engagement strategy to gauge the public’s interests through a series of outreach meetings that communicated to the residents the team’s findings. CGA secured valuable input on how and where the City may be looking to increase intensity. Lastly, CGA was able to demonstrate how opportunities of economic, urban development can be implemented throughout the City. All these critical points were overwhelmingly approved by the City and a majority of the residents. The success of the approval process relied on the extensiveness of the public outreach process and its extensive use of detailed illustrations of development scenarios and design guidelines that clearly communicated the intent of the plan.

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