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FORT PIERCE -- The Florida Department of Transportation, in coordination with St. Lucie County, the city of Fort Pierce and the city of Port St. Lucie, is seeking input from the public to update the port master plan.
A facilitator-led, interactive kick-off workshop is to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 23 at the Havert L. Fenn Center, 2000 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce.
The current port master plan has been successful with its primary infrastructure projects, Taylor Creek dredging and Second Street improvements, which have been fully funded through FDOT and are currently under way. However, the master plan includes no more projects to bring the port up-to-date to attract desired business activity.
Public input is vital to the process of determining the Port of Fort Pierce's future, including identification of projects that may be eligible for state funding.
The recently commenced master plan update effort follows a 2012 Port of Fort Pierce master plan Phase 1 study that explored community and industry interest in the port and its future.
The study team is being led by AECOM Technical Services, with sub-consultants including Adams Consulting Group Inc., St. Lucie County-based planner and architect Ray Chladny, and facilitator James Anaston-Karas.
Those wishing additional information about the March 23 workshop may contact Pamela Adams of Adams Consulting Group via email at email@example.com or by phone at (954) 764-8500.