UPCOMING MAJOR PROJECTS
Revised concept plan for John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park Enhancements was approved on November 21, 2019. The project will move to the Design Phase.
The new Gateway concepts will be scheduled for 2020 City Commission Workshop Session.
Skinner Blvd at City Commission was presented at the May 16, 6:00 pm - approval was made to move to Design Phase. Next step is to go out for an RFQ in December.
The Housing Assessment report was presented before the City Commission Workshop on June 18, 2019 9:00 am. An Action Plan and Tool Box will be presented to the City Manager in November. 2019 Affordable Housing Needs Assessment Study
The Affordable Housing Task Force will meet in January to review a "Housing Tool Box" to incentives affordably housing in Dunedin. Click Affordable Housing Link for more details.
Please click below for a video presentation on current happenings in the Downtown,
The map below is the Downtown East End Plan (DEEP)
A planning tool for projects in various stages of implementation
PLEASE TAKE NOTE THE OCEAN OPTICS PARKING LOT WILL BE CLOSING THIS FALL 2019:
The Ocean Optics parking lot will be permanently closed as the developers of Courtyard on Main will be begin staging and prep for the construction of the new building and the redevelopment of the old Ocean Optics building. Suggested alternative parking will be 1 block North on Monroe Street at the Parking Garage
Update of Skinner Blvd Project 10.31.19
The planning for Skinner Blvd has been very active with four public in-put meetings held this past year and two Commission meetings held in March and then in May. Commission gave approval in May to move to the design phase on the project. Staff is currently working on the RFQ for the Design Phase of Skinner Blvd and is also working on two Grant applications to support funding of the project.
Skinner Blvd City Commission Workshop
On May 16, at 6:00pm. Staff presented recommendations and requested approval to move to the Design Phase.
The City of Dunedin was approved for a Planning Grant from Forward Pinellas to develop a strategy to revitalize the Skinner Boulevard in Downtown Dunedin from Alt 19 to Bass Boulevard.
Skinner Boulevard today functions to move cars fast but does not incorporate other elements of a Complete Street such as safety, walkability, bicycle movement, golf cart crossing, enhanced sidewalks and improved access connections. An enhanced Skinner Boulevard that moves traffic safely but also features multimodal aspects and is aesthetically pleasing with character can change this roadway segment and be a stimulus for adaptive re-use and overall economic development.
The grant from Forward Pinellas along with City budgeted funds for a traffic study on Skinner Boulevard was used to facilitate design concepts and public meetings. The various public input sessions took place on January 7, 2019, February 4, 2019 and March 4, 2019 and were used to help shape the Complete Street concepts being presented at the March 19 Workshop.
Click below for the March 2019 Commission presentation on the Project:
A sample of the new Wayfinding sign has been installed at the corner of Main and Douglas by Pioneer Park. The rest of the local signs are due to be installed by the end of year.
Great things are happening on Douglas Avenue-Come check them out!
As we move into the New Year we wish to share our 2019 Goals:
- Moving forward with City Hall design plans with an established location and defined schedule.
- Initiating and producing a Workforce Housing project
- Continuing and defining plans for a Complete Streets initiative that enhances Skinner Blvd.
- Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Downtown revitalization.
- Determining and implementing improvements to the John R. Lawrence Park to have the park look great year round.
And many more initiatives are in the works!