City of Cocoa–Space Coast TPO Project Transforms Florida Avenue Into ‘Complete Street’
By Space Coast Daily // June 26, 2017
Located in the heart of Cocoa Village
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The City of Cocoa, with assistance and guidance from the Space Coast Transportation and Planning Organization, began construction on Florida Avenue towards the end of 2016 to transform the road, located in the heart of Cocoa Village, into a “Complete Street.”
A Complete Street ensures that the entire right-of-way is routinely designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders.
Complete Streets play an important role in supporting vibrant, sustainable communities.
The project was finalized last month and included all of Florida Avenue from SR 520 to the southern-most City limits, south of Rosa L. Jones Drive.
The scope of the project included roadway reconstruction, replacing the existing water main, new sidewalk on both sides of Florida Avenue, new curb and gutters, on-street parallel parking, minor storm drain improvements, pedestrian scaled decorative streetlights, signage, landscaping and irrigation.
On the north side of the project is a piece of property purchased by the City at 6 Forrest Avenue for the intention of redeveloping the site into a greenspace with a Cocoa Village gateway entry feature. Development should be underway soon for this piece of property.
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