Kirby Industrial AreaThe Kirby Industrial Area offers ample industrial land inventory and great opportunities for tax increment revenue generation. Because of this revenue potential, industrial development is an important component of the Bayfront Community Redevelopment Plan. The total acreage of vacant and improved property is approximately 394 acres with the following proposed land uses: 41 acres of commercial, 253 acres of industrial and 84 acres of single-family residential, 2 acres of public open space and 14 acres of mobile home residential.
The primary goal is to enhance a main Palm Bay Village entry corridor along Palm Bay Road with primarily commercial uses and revitalizing the adjacent residential neighborhood, support the City, Economic Development Commission of the Space Coast, or other economic development initiatives which encourage new industrial development and create jobs, enhance the tax base and compliment the character of this District.
R.J. Conlan Landscaping ProjectThe Robert J. Conlan Boulevard Beautification project was completed in two (2) phases. Underground electrical conduit for future street lights was installed. The second phase of the project involved the west side of the right-of-way between Northview Street and Palm Bay Road and was completed November, 2011. Palms, Crape Myrtles and Pine Trees were be planted. The BCRA helped fund the landscaping at the Palm Bay Road - R.J. Conlan Boulevard intersection, which was part of the Palm Bay Road six-lane project from Minton Road to R. J. Conlan Boulevard and the Palm Bay Road - I-95 Interchange construction project.
City Creates SMART AreasAs part of an aggressive Economic Development Program to assist existing businesses expand, to help create new businesses, and to make Palm Bay competitive with adjacent cities in Brevard County and other cities in the State of Florida, the City of Palm Bay has designated four (4) areas in the City as Sustainable Market and Reinvestment Target (S.M.A.R.T.) Areas.
One of the SMART Areas, the Riverview SMART Area, includes a large portion of the industrial and commercial areas of the Bayfront Community Redevelopment District (BCRD). By creating the SMART Areas, property owners in the designated areas, including those in the BCRD, can take advantage of state financial and economic incentives to help in either redeveloping or developing their properties. Learn more
Enterprise ZoneThe Palm Bay Enterprise Zone (EZ-0502) is located in the Northeast section of the city. It includes Commerce Park Drive, Kirby Industrial Circle and the surrounding area. Please see the map for streets and boundaries. Learn more
Palm Bay Road Streetscape Plans
90% design plans for Palm Bay Road between US-1 and Robert J. Conlan Boulevard have been completed by the Wade Trim, Inc. consulting firm. The plans incorporate entryway features at US-1, a roundabout at Main Street, sidewalks and pedestrian cross walks, on-street parking at certain locations, L.E.D. street lighting and landscaping. There is no funding for construction at this time. The BCRA and City will try to obtain funding from grants or possibly issue a bond in the future to pay for the improvements.