Dade City leaders are inviting the public to an open house to discuss conceptual design plans for the Seventh Street streetscaping improvement project.
The meeting is scheduled for Dec. 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Dade City Hall Commission Chambers, 38030 Meridian Ave., in Dade City.
The city hopes to make improvements to help create a downtown area that’s attractive, walkable and bikeable — essentially appealing to everyone who visits the area.
And, the city wants to hear the community’s reaction to possible improvements.
The city is considering the reconfiguration of street sections for traffic calming, and to accommodate sidewalks, bike lanes, landscaping and lighting.
The city has hired Johnson Engineering to develop a streetscape improvement conceptual plan along Seventh Street, from Pond Avenue to Florida Avenue.
Johnson Engineering has prepared first-draft renderings of the possible configurations of each typical section of the corridor.
The sections are:
- Florida Avenue to Church Avenue
- Church Avenue to Meridian Avenue
- Meridian Avenue to Martin Luther King Boulevard
- Martin Luther King Boulevard to Pond Avenue
The open house is intended to be an opportunity for members of the public to express what’s important to them.
“There’ll be information for people to see, people can come in and ask questions, (and) make comments,” Dade City Manager Leslie Porter said, during a Nov. 9 city commission meeting.
The feedback is important, she added, noting the engineering firm already is making some changes based on initial feedback received from residents and citizens. The city held a similar exercise for the Morningside Drive extension route study.
For information, visit tinyurl.com/j6ekbntz, or call 352-523-5050, ext. 420.
Published Nov. 24, 2021