November 26, 2020
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — The Pompano Beach CRA is proud to announce that the Atlantic Boulevard Bridge Enhancement is the 2020 winner of the Best Transportation Transit Enhancement class on the annual Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) Awards, which have been bestowed November 19, 2020.
Focused on making a method of neighborhood and together with paintings components to the transportation in Pompano Beach, the Pompano Beach CRA developed a bridge that may perform a landmark, along with offering a method of place and trip spot whether or not or not touring by land or water. This enterprise serves multi-functional makes use of with its nautical themed infrastructure. Elements included inside the enhancement embody grand bridge entrances, repurposed pedestrian walkways and tender residence facade enhancements. It is now a symbolic welcome for residents and visitors.
“We are honored to have this wonderful enterprise acknowledged by FRA,” talked about Nguyen Tran, CRA Director. “And we admire everyone who labored with us on the engaging transformation of this bridge along with the City of Pompano Beach, Currie Sowards Aguila Architects, Burkhardt Construction and artist Dennis Friel.”
One of primarily probably the most attractive choices of the bridge are two large sails at each end which attribute a computer-operated lighting system that allows the sails to change colors for explicit occasions. This “sail” theme continues the sort that was launched with the City’s Pier Parking Garage.
Each yr, FRA accepts entries for the annual awards from its members in a variety of courses, ranging from annual critiques to cultural enhancement. The entries are examined for effectiveness and completeness – along with the narrative, supplemental supplies and compliance with the submittal instructions. A cross a part of Florida redevelopment professionals, individuals and enterprise organizations select and rank all of the entries and select the winners.
About the Pompano Beach CRA:
The City of Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was created in 1989. It has two neutral districts: Northwest CRA and East CRA established by City authorities for the goal of ending up redevelopment actions that embody reducing or eliminating blight, enhancing the monetary nicely being of an house, and provoking non-public and non-private investments in a CRA district.
The Pompano Beach CRA is funded by the use of Tax Increment Financing (TIF). The funds are collected as property values enhance and a portion of that enhance is captured by the Agency. TIF raises revenue for redevelopment efforts with out elevating taxes. For further data: http://www.pompanobeachfl.gov/pages/cra
FRA is a not-for-profit group dedicated to serving to Florida professionals and volunteers in neighborhood revitalization efforts. With its mission of “transforming areas, revitalizing areas,” FRA is devoted to providing a dialogue board for its higher than 300 members to share info and customary experiences regarding revitalization options and factors all by way of Florida.