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Community Projects

Housing and Neighborhood Development Services’ Projects include Public Facilities and Improvements in low to moderate income neighborhoods in Palm Bay such as drainage projects, sidewalk projects, park improvements, street paving and the like. Notable projects both recently completed and under construction include:

 

FY 2012/2013 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK

GRANT (CDBG) COMPLETED COMMUNITY PROJECTS

 

PORT MALABAR UNIT 1 CENTRAL DRAINAGE PROJECT

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PALM BAY COLONY DRAINAGE PROJECT

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BIANCA DRIVE SIDEWALK RETROFIT

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BUS/TRANSIT SHELTER BENCH PHASE I

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VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK PHASE I

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FY 2012/2013 HOME CHDO

IN-FILL HOUSING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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FY 2011/2012 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) COMMUNITY PROJECT

Evans Grocery Demolition
&
Future Home Of The Evans Center
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FY 2011/2012 HOME CHDO

In-fill Housing Accomplishments
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FY 2011/2012 Completed CDBG
Community Projects

Fred Lee Park Handicap Accessibility Improvements
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Pinewood Drive / Lipscomb Street
Handicap Accessibility Improvements
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FY 2010/2011 COMPLETED CDBG
COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Palm Bay Public Works Building & Palm Bay Community Center Handicap Door Accessibility
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BASIN 3 Main Street Realignment/Drainage Project
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N.E. PALM BAY CDBG STREET ASPHALT
PAVING PROJECT

In August of last year work was completed on the Northeast Palm Bay Street CDBG Asphalt Paving project that utilized $279,331.24 in CDBG funding.The paving project included the paving of twenty-five (25) streets in low/mod neighborhoods in the Northeast Palm Bay, specifically six (6) streets in the Farview Neighborhood; six (6) streets in the Hiawatha Gardens Neighborhood; three (3) streets in the Plat of David Neighborhood and ten (10) streets in the Plat of Tillman Neighborhood were completed.

The improvements to the existing roadways included increasing the overall structural number (integrity) of the roadways by approximately 20%, which allows the roadways to sustain higher traffic volumes. The improvements also increase the skid resistance of the roadways, which increases stopping ability and reduces the possibility of hydroplaning

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N.E. PALM BAY STREET CDBG-R ASPHALT PAVING PROJECT PHASE I

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the City of Palm Bay’s HANDS division has received $166,081 in CDBG-R supplemental funding. Funds received under the Recovery Act have the clear purpose to stimulate the economy through measures that modernize the Nation’s infrastructure, improve energy efficiency, expand educational opportunities and/or provide access to health care.

The City’s CDBG-R supplemental funding has been utilized to continue the paving improvements, already underway in the low/mod income neighborhoods in Northeast Palm Bay, specifically in the Tropicana neighborhood and other streets in Northeast Palm Bay not previously improved. To date, the Public Works department has completed eight (8) streets in the Tropicana neighborhood expending $104,192 of the stimulus funds. To expend the remaining stimulus funds, six (6) additional streets are scheduled for paving in May of this year.

The paving improvements include increasing the overall structural number (integrity) of the roadways by approximately twenty (20%) percent, which will allow the roadways to sustain higher traffic volumes. The improvements increase the skid resistance of the roadways, which increases stopping ability and reduces the possibility of hydroplaning.Drainage improvements are also being made as necessary to comply with current state regulations

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N.E. PALM BAY STREET CDBG-R ASPHALT PAVING PROJECT PHASE II

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the City of Palm Bay’s HANDS division has received $166,081 in CDBG-R supplemental funding. Funds received under the Recovery Act have the clear purpose to stimulate the economy through measures that modernize the Nation’s infrastructure, improve energy efficiency, expand educational opportunities and/or provide access to health care.

The City’s CDBG-R supplemental funding has been utilized to continue the paving improvements, already underway in the low/mod income neighborhoods in Northeast Palm Bay, specifically in the Tropicana neighborhood. Phase II included six (6) additional streets in Northeast Palm Bay not previously improved including Eaglerock Street; Dovewood Street; Cashew Street; Richards Drive; Magnolia Street and Southover Drive. To date, the Public Works department has completed all fourteen (14) streets in the neighborhoods of Northeast Palm Bay expending the entire $166,081 of the stimulus funds.

The paving improvements include increasing the overall structural number (integrity) of the roadways by approximately twenty (20%) percent, which will allow the roadways to sustain higher traffic volumes. The improvements increase the skid resistance of the roadways, which increases stopping ability and reduces the possibility of hydroplaning. Drainage improvements are also being made as necessary to comply with current state regulations.

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DRISKELL PARK SECURITY LIGHTING AND PARK IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT

The City of Palm Bay’s Housing And Neighborhood Services, a division of the Growth Management Depart-ment utilized Community Development Block Grant funds from the Federal government to finance, security lighting and park improvements to Driskell Park that were completed by the City’s Parks and Recreation department. Driskell Park is located at 2155 Monroe Street, N.E., in Palm Bay.

Park improvements included the placement of additional security lighting near the rest rooms as well as, the purchase and installation of a swing set, a wall climber, a bench in the play area and three additional sets of bleachers that were positioned by the two basketball courts. Work was recently completed in April

Area resident James Bartell, Co-Chairman of the Powell Neighborhood Watch Asso-ciation stated the improve-ments to Driskell Park have made a tremendous differ-ence for our children who live in the area and play at the park. The security lighting that has been recently installed has made the park a safer place for neighbors who reside in the area surrounding the Park. We also appreciate the continuing efforts the City’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Services division, the Parks and Recreation department and the Public Works department have continued to make with recreation and drainage improvements in the Driskell Heights neighborhood.

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BASIN 3 MAIN STREET PERVIOUS PARKING LOT IMPROVEMENTS

The Main Street Pervious Parking Lot is located on the east side of Palm Bay Road, just north of Hessey Avenue and west of the Florida East Coast (FEC) railroad within the eastern portion of the Main Street right‐of‐way. The Parking lot consists of 9,660 square feet of pervious concrete that allows for two (2) disabled parking spaces along with fourteen (14) standard parking spaces in the area of the Main Street Right‐Of‐Way. A raised curb encompasses the perimeter of the site for support of the pervious concrete and course aggregate base. The Course aggregate base is in accordance with the Florida Department of Transportation’s Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction and consists of recycled concrete graded to provide the drainage porosity of forty (40%) percent. The project was completed by the Public Works Department on time and within budget in July of 2010 with a Federal Community Development Block Grant through the City of Palm Bay’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Services Division

BOUNDARY CANAL BAFFLE BOX RETROFIT IMPROVEMENTS

Work on the Boundary Canal Baffle Box included making improvements to the existing baffle box that was originally installed in 2000 just south of the Turkey Creek bridge on the west side of Port Malabar Blvd. Baffle box design has evolved since that time, with features which include a screening device to collect trash, a device to absorb oil and a turbidity barrier to reduce the re-suspension of solids (sand). All of these retrofits are consistent with meeting the City’s future Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) targets for clearing debris from runoff prior to entering the Turkey Creek Canal. The project was completed by the Public Works Department on time and within budget in July of 2010 with a Federal Community Development Block Grant through the City of Palm Bay’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Services Division as well as an Indian River Lagoon grant from the St. John’s Water Management District’s National Estuary program

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