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Palm Coast Parkway Widening Project Public Hearing Summary

Public Meeting Announcement

Project: Palm Coast Parkway Widening Project
Meeting Date & Time(s): April 12, 2012
Open House
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Palm Coast Community Center
305 Palm Coast Parkway, NE
Palm Coast, Florida
Financial ID: 415963-1

Public Hearing Information Meeting

Project: Palm Coast Parkway Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) Study
Date: March 31, 2010
Hearing Date & Time(s): March 16, 2010
Open House 6:00 PM
Hearing 7:00 PM
Location: Palm Coast Community Center
305 Palm Coast Parkway, NE
Palm Coast, Florida
ETDM #: 3151
Financial ID: 415963-1-28-01

Open House
The open house was held from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. As attendees entered the facility, they were asked to sign in and were given a project information handout and comment form. Speaker cards and right-of-way brochures were also made available to attendees. The members of the project team were available to answer questions and discuss the project "one-on-one" with attendees. Two overall alignment boards and a non-discrimination statement board were on display throughout the evening.

Public Hearing
Carl Cote, Project Coordinator for the City of Palm Coast, opened the public hearing at 7:00 PM. He gave a welcome address, identified the public officials in attendance, and introduced Walter Kloss.

Walter Kloss, P.E. with Ghyabi & Associates, Inc. summarized the hearing order and gave a presentation of project.

Presentation Summary:

  • Cited federal and state public hearing requirements including American Disabilities and Civil Acts.
  • Introduced the project team which included staff members of the City of Palm Coast, Florida Department of Transportation, Ghyabi & Associates, Inc., and, E Sciences, Inc.
  • Purpose of the hearing is to present the preferred alternative and to give the public opportunity to provide public comments.
  • Public hearing record was described which included a court reporter, methods to provide a public comment, and project website. Public comment period was described and attendees were encouraged to complete a speaker card.
  • Identified where additional project information and documents may be found including the following: Efficient Transportation Decision Making (ETDM) Process website, City of Palm Coast offices, and City of Palm Coast project website.
  • Project limits, needs, and consideration were identified.
  • The preferred alternative, a 6-lane divided urban typical section, was described. Graphics were provided depicting the typical sections of the roadway and bridge section and the overall alignment.
  • The additional 0.8 acres of right-of-way required was described and FDOT right-of-way staff and brochures were identified.
  • Project costs were summarized.
  • The next steps were summarized.
  • 10 minute break.
  • Public comment period convened; one public comment was given.
  • Public hearing closed at 7:30 PM.
  • Members of the project team were available to answer questions and discuss the project "one-on-one" with attendees.

The displays from the corridor public information workshop and the presentation are provided below.

All PD&E Studies require a Public Involvement Program to inform and involve interested public officials, citizens and special interest groups in the development of the project. The Public Involvement Program starts at the beginning of the study phase and includes several methods to obtain input from concerned and interested parties along the project corridor. As the study progresses, input from the public will be used in the analysis of the various alternatives and in refining the viable alternatives.

During this study, several meetings and workshops were held. A public information meeting was held on January 7, 2009 as well as a public hearing on March 16, 2010.

The public hearing documents can be viewed in PDF format by clicking on the links below:

PowerPoint Presentation

Hearing Transcript

Handout

Panel Graphics

Click below to watch the public hearing meeting held on March 16th.