POMPANO BEACH — The Pompano Beach Northwest Community Redevelpment Agency has announced two public meetings to discuss plans to enhance Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and the downtown area. The meetings are free and open to the community.

A discussion on land use and zoning changes for downtown Pompano is set for  Thursday, Feb. 9, starting at 6 p.m.

Another session focusing on  streetscape improvements and upgraded pedestrian connectivity plans for MLK Jr. Blvd. will take place a week later, Thursday, Feb. 16, also at 6 p.m.2012.

Both meetings are set for the E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 MLK Blvd. Light refreshments will be served.


“These meetings are an opportunity for the general public to give input about some of the plans in place to improve their community,” Pompano Beach NW CRA Director Floyd Johnson said. “What we are planning today for Pompano Beach will undoubtedly impact our quality of life and the quality of life for generations to come.”

The design plans for the MLK Jr. Blvd. streetscape improvement project is a part of a broader plan to enhance the downtown corridor. It extends from Dixie Highway to Interstate 95 and will encompass such enhancements as wider sidewalks, landscaping and pedestrian-friendly light fixtures along MLK Boulevard.


“We want to create a main street type of environment on MLK Boulevard,” Johnson continued. “It will help to create a destination area that will benefit the local businesses as well as the surrounding residential communities.”

The downtown Pompano zoning meeting will provide residents and businesses alike with a chance to discuss proposed building heights and densities for the area. 

“The goal for the downtown massing and zoning analysis is to ultimately enhance existing businesses and attract new business to the area,” Johnson explained. “We want to

create a vibrant, transit-oriented corridor that will also benefit future generations”

For more information contact DCS, Inc. at 954-467-6822 or email tpollock@dickeyinc.com