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City aims to create new design guidelines for downtown Fort Walton Beach, public workshop scheduled

The City of Fort Walton Beach and consulting firm Kimley-Horn are inviting community members to provide input on the future design of downtown at a community engagement workshop on Thursday, June […]

The City of Fort Walton Beach and consulting firm Kimley-Horn are inviting community members to provide input on the future design of downtown at a community engagement workshop on Thursday, June 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Gulfview Center.

  • The workshop is part of the Downtown Design Guideline Project, which aims to create new design guidelines for the area.

Residents, property owners, business owners, and visitors are encouraged to share their ideas and opinions on what they would like downtown Fort Walton Beach to look like in the future.

“The meeting is designed for all city residents to give input into what they want to see the future of downtown look like,” said Growth Management Director Chris Frassetti. “Whether you’re a business owner, property owner, or visitor to downtown, we want to know what you would like it to look like in the future.”

According to Frassetti, this workshop will be the first of several meetings intended to gather input for the project. Upon completion, the Downtown Design Guideline Project will include guidelines for architectural features on private and public properties, as well as sidewalks, street furniture, and landscaping.

The city hopes to present a finalized plan to the City Council for approval in the fall. For more information about the project, contact cradept@fwb.org or visit the project’s webpage.

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