The Bayfront Village, which is the historic center of the community shall be transformed and feature a turn-of-the-century Florida vernacular style of architecture in keeping with the "village-like" historic character of the area; a compact built environment; a traditional network of improved narrow streets; pathways leading to public spaces and enhanced views to the Indian River Lagoon. A network of trails and public open spaces oriented along US Highway 1 shall connect the Character Districts.
The area shall become a destination recognized as a pedestrian-friendly, mixed use community with a Mainstreet Village character capitalizing on its waterfront location that boasts improved narrow streets, pedestrian pathways and US 1 crosswalks leading to public spaces including waterfront parks, attractive views and a waterfront theme.
Castaway Point Park ImprovementsImprovements to Castaway Point Park are complete. Improvements to the park include a pervious asphalt road and driveway setback from the water, pervious asphalt handicap parking spaces, crushed coquina parking spaces, storm water retention facilities, paved pathways connecting the park to U.S.-1 and Castaway Cove Beach, L.E.D. pedestrian and pier lighting, a pavilion, recycled plastic park benches and trash receptacles, and native landscaping. The BCRA was awarded a $60,000 Florida Coastal Management Program grant to help provide access improvements and reduce stormwater pollution at the park.
Bayfront Waterfront Request for Interest (RFI)
The City of Palm Bay and the BCRA have issued a RFI for developers and any person interested in redevelopment to lease or lease with options in the development of a waterfront marina property owned by the City and BCRA, known as the "Bayfront Waterfront Property". The property is located adjacent to US-1, Pospisil Avenue and Turkey Creek. The property has water access to the Indian River Lagoon. The purpose of the request is to determine if there is developer interest in developing the property meeting the BCRA's goal of creating a mixed use waterfront destination that will stimulate the development of a Bayfront Village. To view a copy of the RFI, click on Bayfront RFI.
Photo of the Pospisil Property looking south towards Turkey Creek