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MLK, Jr. Streetscape Improvements (Dixie Highway to NW 6th Avenue)

Mlk Streetscape

Brief Description

The MLK Streetscape Improvement from Dixie Highway to NW 6th of one four major streetscape redevelopment components of the Downtown Pompano Connectivity Plan completed in 2015 that has drastically improved the pedestrian experience in the area. These improvements coincided with the renovation of the historic Ali Cultural Center. The existing right-of-way was improved through the installation of wider sidewalks, lush landscaping features, pedestrian friendly light fixtures, and beautifying the corridor to enhance the atmosphere and create a “Main Street” environment.

City / CRA Investment

  • $5.4 million

Public Benefits

  • Enhanced streetscapes and roadways
  • Improvements that create a safe and friendly atmosphere for pedestrians
  • Upgraded improvements that helped attract private investment to MLK Blvd

How it Happened

  • In 2010, the CRA and design consultant EDSA, held multiple community forums to gather input regarding street design and guide improvement plans.
  • The “Connectivity Plan” was created to connect the four quadrants of Downtown at the intersection epicenter of Atlantic Blvd and Dixie Highway.
  • In 2011, The CRA Board approved the CRA finance plan that funded the street improvements.An RFP was issued and Whiting Turner was hired to do the construction.
  • In February of 2013, the project broke ground with completion in March 2015.

Phase I, from Dixie Highway to NW 6 Avenue is complete.

Below is the supporting documentation from the Public Meeting held to present the MLK, Jr. Boulevard Streetscape Improvements/Downtown Pompano Improvements to the community.

February 16, 2012 Public Meeting Downloadable Documents:

MLK and Downtown Pompano Streetscape Schematics