Public Invited to Fire Rescue Headquarters Public Plaza Ribbon Cutting
City and CRA will host the event January 22nd at 4:30 P.M.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (January 11, 2016) – On Friday, January 22nd at 4:30 P.M., the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), in partnership with the City of Delray Beach, will host a ribbon-cutting event to mark the official completion of the renovated Fire Rescue Headquarters Public Plaza, located at the Northwest corner of the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and NW 5th Avenue.
The 2002 Downtown Master Plan identified NW/SW 5th Avenue as the mid-point along Atlantic Avenue, between Interstate-95 and the downtown core. The plan recommended the creation of twin public plazas on the northwest and southwest corners of the intersection to serve as a new neighborhood center and gathering place for the community as a whole. With the Elizabeth “Libby” Jackson Wesley Plaza completed in 2010, the new Fire Rescue Headquarters Public Plaza makes it a reality.
Co-funded by the Delray Beach CRA ($275,000) and the City of Delray Beach through its Stormwater Utility Fund ($45,195.36), the Fire Rescue Headquarters Public Plaza was designed by Calvin, Giordano & Associates, Inc. and constructed by MBR Construction, Inc. The project includes pedestrian amenities such as colorful terrazzo pavers and benches matching the Libby Wesley Plaza, and features bronze plaques with fire rescue motifs. The improvements are complimentary to the distinct streetscape designs along Historic Fifth Avenue and help make it a unique destination along the West Atlantic Avenue corridor.
ABOUT THE DELRAY BEACH CRA
Established by the City Commission in 1985 to guide the City in its redevelopment efforts, the mission of the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is to revitalize the physical environment and economic vitality within the CRA district. The CRA’s activities are designed to solve the underlying problems of slum and blighted conditions through planning, redevelopment, historic preservation, economic development and affordable housing so that the tax base can be protected and enhanced by these mutually supportive activities.
For more information, call the CRA office at (561) 276-8640 or visit their website at www.delraycra.org.