Town Hall planned to discuss the latest on the Fort Walton Beach Downtown Master Plan

The City of Fort Walton Beach will be holding a Town Hall to discuss the next step in the implementation of the Downtown Master Plan.

  • City Staff will present an overview of future development density and zoning options for downtown and wants to hear from the community. 

In 2017, the City of Fort Walton Beach selected Matrix Design Group to develop the Downtown Master Plan.  

Early in the planning process, it was determined that transportation would be the central focus of the Plan.  As such, the Master Planning process was divided into two phases: 

  • The transportation alternatives phase.
  • The urban design & infrastructure phase.

Over the course of 2017 & 2018, stakeholder and public input meetings were held as the Master Plan was developed.  The final Downtown Master Plan was accepted by City Council on May 14, 2019.

Following recommendations in the Downtown Master Plan, Staff is now evaluating options to create a higher intensity downtown zoning district that would provide opportunities to achieve the vision contained in the Master Plan. 

  • This vision includes an active, mixed-use downtown providing residents and visitors a unique shopping, dining, and family-centric entertainment experience.

When: Tuesday, July 19th at 4:30pm
Where: Enlightened Studios at 142 Miracle Strip Parkway SE

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