CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Establishing a rooftop bar in Coral Springs. Attracting a downtown grocery store where “grab-n-go meals” are available. And opening an office on “environmental conservation.”
These are among the 40 plans that City of Coral Springs officials are expecting to work on in the coming fiscal year, according to a new document made public this week.
The projects in the Strategic Plan Highlights Fiscal Year 2022 report are intended to bring residents together, improve neighborhoods, draw visitors to the downtown, and make government run more efficiently, the report said.
Some plans have been discussed in public meetings and publicized in social media posts including building a new surf park in the Sportsplex area, rebuilding Fire Station 64 on Ramblewood Drive, and constructing a new public safety and public works campus.
But many other projects haven’t gotten too much attention.
Those include, according to the report:
- Rooftop bar in the downtown: “In an effort to take advantage of the sunsets in the City, staff will work with local developers to attract a rooftop bar to the downtown.”
- Downtown grocery store: “To attract a retail destination that would provide grocery services and grab-n-go meals to the downtown.”
- “Sustainability office: In an effort to focus on environmental conservation, financial and operational eco-friendly efforts a Sustainability Office will be established. The office will focus on areas of awareness and program formation for residents and businesses.”
- Coral Springs Charter School: “In an effort to maintain the Downtown aesthetics, staff is researching other suitable locations for the Charter School.”
- Storm-water Improvements in Westchester neighborhood: “City staff is working to improve the storm-water system/infrastructure and mitigate flooding in the Westchester neighborhood, between Sample Road and Royal Palm Boulevard and Coral Ridge Drive and NW 123rd Avenue.” Similar projects are planned for Meadow and the Dells communities.
- Bike lanes: “Throughout the next year, city staff will work to use approximately $600,000 in Mobility Advancement Program funds for bike lane planning to establish a comprehensive plan for adding sidewalks and various types of bike lanes citywide.”
- Sports policy: “With the rise of travel ball for most sports, the City needs to be more transparent with our recognized programs and solve their struggles year after year. With the new sports like Pickleball and Lacrosse’s resurgence, staff will evaluate if we offer the right programs for the community’s annual needs.”
- Minority-owned businesses: “The City will update the business tax receipt application to identify minority and women-owned businesses within the city. Data collection will enable city staff to provide outreach and education on programs available to those businesses.”
Most of the projects in the Strategic Plan Highlights Fiscal Year 2022 report didn’t include target completion dates or anticipated costs.
The City Commission is planning to discuss the report at Wednesday’s meeting.
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