FTL DDA: STATE OF THE MARKET 2019 DD Report2 - Page 9

ELINE 2000s The DDA renovated twelve blocks of South 2nd Street from the Broward Center of the Performing Arts to Federal Highway, adding in new landscaping, street trees, streetlights, paving and wide sidewalks; arguably the first major streetscape investment in the urban core. TODAY A focus on major civic and public developments like a new Federal Courthouse and joint City/County government campus complements the work of improving the public realm through the DDA’s “Urban Acupuncture” program. 1996 The DDA built Huizenga Plaza, the prime DowntownFTL urban park at Las Olas Boulevard and Andrews Avenue along the picturesque Riverwalk. The park serves as the premier site for the most visible and highly- attended outdoor events in Downtown. 2017 Using federal grant funding, the DDA completed the missing link of the northern Riverwalk, connecting the shops of Las Olas Boulevard to the Downtown core. 9.