The Southwest Neighborhood is located southwest of Delray Beach’s central business district. The area was platted over 50 years ago with most of the area platted between 1925 and 1961. It is comprised of approximately 1,900 parcels primarily zoned as residential. In partnership, the City and CRA completed a study and recent Redevelopment Plan for the area and reinvestment including infrastructure work – as included in this project – was recommended. On September 26, 2017, Delray Beach approved a contract to design the Southwest Neighborhood roads and alleys listed below including public outreach, and this website, as a key component of the project to ensure active engagement with impacted residents.
As shown, the location of Southwest Neighborhood roads and alleys planned for improvements include:
- SW 4th St. from South Swinton Ave. to SW 10th Ave.
- SW 6th St. from SW 4th Ave. to SW 8th Ave.
- SW 7th Ave. from SW 1st St. to SW 8th Court
- SW 3rd Court from SW 10th Ave. to SW 8th Ave.
- SW 8th Ave. and SW 7th Ave. from SW 4th St. to SW 3rd St. (T Alley)
- SW 6th Ave. and SW 5th Ave. from SW 4th St. to SW 2nd St. (Two Blocks)
- SW 8th Ave. and SW 7th Ave. from SW 6th St. to SW 7th St.
- SW 7th Ave. and SW 6th Ave. from SW 6th St. to SW 7th St.
- SW 6th Ave. and SW 5th Ave. from SW 6th St. to SW 7th St.
- SW 7th Ave. and SW 6th Ave. from SW 2nd St. to SW 3rd St.
The goal of this project is to design a project that will reconstruct and retrofit the existing public infrastructure to meet the needs of area residents, businesses and visitors. The primary components of the project include:
- Resurfacing or reconstruction of 1.6 miles of roadway;
- Construction of 1.0 miles of new permeable pavement alleyways;
- Rehabilitation of the existing potable water, sanitary and storm sewer systems;
- Improve area drainage and landscaped parkways;
- Improve landscaping;
- Install reclaimed water main improvements;
- Improve sidewalk deficiencies (fill in gaps and replace trip hazards) meeting ADA standards; and,
- Analyze and improve the area’s street lighting (LED) along the roadways in the project area and add lighting (LED) along the alleys in the project area.
- Relocation of Existing Power Poles As Needed.
The City also requested that any sustainable “best practices” to address water quality also be considered as part of this project scope. These considerations will include permeable pavement for alleys, bio-swales in parkways and other ways to treat stormwater runoff.
Another key component of this project is to complete public outreach throughout the design process and there will be multiple ways for residents to monitor the project’s progress and provide input. Please monitor this website for project updates, future meetings and, again, how you can provide your input to make this project the best it can be.