FTL DDA: STATE OF THE MARKET 2019 DD Report2 - Page 7

KEY PROJECTS & WORK PROGRAM In 2019 the DDA is focusing on key priorities that involve public and private investments, improved mobility, enhancements to the public realm, and greater community engagement. Joint City/County Governmental Campus. The DDA organized support from Broward County and the City of Fort Lauderdale to build a new combined governmental campus. The DDA is advocating for a public/private partnership structure to deliver a state- of-the-art government campus, signaling a smart and efficient investment in tax payer dollars. Federal Courthouse. Congress approved $190 million to build a new federal courthouse in DowntownFTL. The DDA is working with the Federal General Services Administration (GSA) to finalize the site selection and development process and ensure this important civic use remains in Downtown. Urban Parks and Plazas. From the planned Tunnel Top Park, to the acquisition of new park land in places like Flagler Village, a focus on quality parks and open spaces to accommodate our growing DowntownFTL population is a major priority of the DDA. Housing Affordability. DowntownFTL can be an inclusive and diverse community that offers a mix of housing options for a variety of socio-economic levels. The DDA is advocating for a comprehensive set of solutions to housing affordability, including the use of public land, public financial contributions, and development incentives to support new subsidized housing. Downtown Mobility. Improved multi-modal mobility is critical. The DDA is partnering with the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Broward County, and the City of Fort Lauderdale to evaluate whether Andrews Avenue and 3rd Avenue can be used as one-way pairs to improve traffic flow while adding safe and welcoming streetscapes and sidewalks in the urban core. Urban Acupuncture. This new DDA program seeks to transform the DowntownFTL public realm with high impact, quick to implement projects, from murals and wayfinding signage, to street activations and pop- up community engagements. A key initiative is the rebuilding of SW 2 Avenue between West Broward Boulevard and SW 2 Street, transforming the corridor that connects the Brightline/Virgin Train USA Station to the Arts and Entertainment (A&E), Historic District and Riverwalk. 7.