The City of Key West is poised to move forward on the revitalization of the Duval Street corridor after the City Commission on Tuesday approved the proposal from the Stanec firm.
City Manager Patti McLauchlin chose the top three proposals to present to the commission. Each firm presented their proposals and answered detailed questions.
Mayor Teri Johnston commended all of the firms – Jacobs, WGI and Stanec – on their vision for revitalizing the island’s main street.
“We’re very excited to move forward with Stanec,” said McLauchlin. “This is an overdue project, and it’s a complex one. Together I think the City can strive to attain a revitalized Duval Street that reflects the diversity of the corridor.”
Communication with the community and the stakeholders is vital, she said, a point made clear by the Stanec representatives. The group will be reaching out in a variety of ways to understand the needs of the residents, the businesses, and the visitors whose opinions are vital to making a project like this successful.
The last time downtown was truly revitalized was in the mid-1970s. Stanec’s Duval Street Economic Corridor Resiliency and Revitalization Plan takes into account the unique nature of the street from block to block. They will be taking into account the history, the economy, the reputation, and resiliency against sea level rise.
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